Are you interested in adding an element of vintage style to your wedding? Considering the word vintage implies old-fashioned, hand-picked and one-of-a-kind, it is easy to see how a vintage styled wedding can be highly personalized and unique. Here are some tips for creating a vintage feel for your special day [source: You & Your Wedding, Sept/Oct 2011 edition].
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- Select a reception site with character. An intimate and original venue is preferable to a traditional hotel ballroom or reception hall.
- Use bunting to set a vintage mood. “Bunting” refers to decorative garlands made of fabric, plastic, paper or cardboard. The garlands are usually crafted as strings of colorful triangular flags that are draped into swags and can instantly establish a vintage mood.
- Find unique props. Scour thrift shops and antique stores for those one-of-a-kind conversation pieces that can become eclectic table centerpieces.
- Mix it up. The vintage place setting doesn’t have to be matchy matchy and having different china styles at a table is absolutely allowed.
- Use flowers, and lots of them. Select seasonal flowers and find interesting ways to display them. Roses in china teacups, sweet peas in an antique milk bottle, peonies in a sugar bowl. You get the idea.
- Opt for personalized wedding favors. Homemade is best, such as homemade preserves in a jar topped with tulle and lace.
The beauty of a vintage-themed wedding is that it’ll be unique and pretty and different all at once, consult online wedding inspiration boards to draw ideas for your own planning. And continue the theme in your wedding invitations, such as Vintage Lilacs available at LookLoveSend.com by designer Linda Facci.