Best Vintage Wedding Ideas 2023

The Word .. ‘Vintage’ has well and truly found its way back into our hearts, it’s out with the modern and in with the 20th century.

From dusty rose colour palettes and floral lace fabrics to homemade stationery and quintessentially English bunting, there are countless ways to give your vintage themed wedding a timeless and romantic feel that your guests will adore. Whether you’re going for a 1920s Art Deco wedding theme or perhaps a slightly more rock ‘n’ roll 1950s vibe, you’ll need to start your wedding planning early. It’s time to bury yourself in Pinterest, tear out those wedding magazine snippets and route out those local antique fairs – the wedding planning starts here!
What is a Vintage Wedding?

Before we start, what exactly is a vintage wedding and what does it entail?

The term vintage is generally quite broad, but when discussing vintage weddings, we’re generally drawing inspiration from any era between the 1920s and 1970s. Of course, there are a whole host of wildly different styles that were popularised during this time period – and needless to say, you can use some artistic freedom to mix and match to create a style that’s totally unique to you.

Vintage Wedding Ideas

So where to begin? Below you’ll find a whole range of vintage wedding ideas to get your wedding inspiration in gear.

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Choose a Historic Venue

From a traditional village hall to an upmarket stately home, your wedding venue will need lots of character and heritage.

Bear in mind that some of the most popular historic venues book up to two years in advance, so if you have somewhere specific in mind, you’ll need to start your enquiries early.

If you’re flexible and have a number of venues in mind, you can relax, many venues still have availability a year in advance. If you’re on a strict wedding budget, why not consider a Friday or Sunday wedding when venues will more than likely offer package deals and cheaper rates.

Vintage Wedding Venue
Choosing a Vintage Palette

When designing your vintage palette, it’s important to keep your colours subtle and to steer away from anything too bright and bold. Think muted tones such as dusty reds and greens to create that chic, elegant style. You’ll want to use these colours throughout your wedding, from the bridesmaid’s dresses to invitations and wedding stationery.
Vintage Wedding Dress

With today’s economic climate, many brides find themselves working to a budget and so it’s not always essential to go spending thousands on a brand new hand-made wedding dress.

Take a look around on the internet and you’ll be sure to find vintage wedding fairs where you can pick up a glamorous, vintage dress at a fraction of the price. These can then be tailored for that perfect fit and no one will ever know the difference! To create that definitive look of elegance, you could opt for gorgeous lace fabrics and ivory tones.

Vintage Wedding Dresses

Where ‘modern’ is all about complementing and matching, ‘vintage’ is very much about that natural and homemade look and feel. Your bridesmaids could even each wear a different dress that fits in with the general theme but suits their individual personality and lookl. Consider their hair; you don’t necessarily have to mimic that 1920s look exactly so keep it subtle and think about what your bridesmaids will be wearing in their hair too – flowers are definitely something to consider!

Vintage Wedding Bridesmaids
Vintage Wedding Band

A vintage wedding band is the perfect way to finish off your day, either a swing band or authentic 1950s rock ‘n’ roll band will really tie up your complete vintage wedding day.

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Hand Crafted Wedding Table Decorations

This is where the arts and crafts really begin! From vintage-inspired pieces and homemade name-tags to shabby chic table plans and decoration. Think old wooden crates, worn down wooden boards and novelty post-boxes. Decorate your side tables with candles and Hessian fabrics, perhaps the odd ornament or even a retro typewriter for guests to type their own personal message.

Consider a Polaroid camera next to the guest book as an alternative to the photo booths that are so popular these days. There are no rules, borrow your ideas from the web and put your own personality into it.

Vintage Wedding Car
Ready to Start Planning Your Vintage Wedding?

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