Tips for Your Vintage Theme Wedding

Tips for Your Vintage Theme Wedding

A wedding with a vintage theme can make you, along with all of your friends and guests of course, feel like you’re living in a fairytale world even if it’s just for one day. It can be a perfect start to the partnership if done well, and it will be sure to have your guests talking about it for weeks or even months to come. So, are you ready for the princess treatment? This won’t happen every day, so you need to get it right the first time and hopefully a few of these tips and ideas will help make it happen.

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The Dress

The bridal dress for a vintage wedding is most likely going to be big – a hooped skirt for example – and much like you would see in an old fashioned tale about princesses and such. Of course there is a lot of room for movement here, because it’s your day after all, so you should be able to find something to fit your personal style no matter what you’re into. Pinterest is a great place for ideas and also a very visual way to find your style, but be prepared for “sticker shock” as some genuine vintage wedding dresses can sell for thousands of dollars, compared to the few hundred you could pay for a recreational dress.


Just like in real estate, the location is very important for a vintage theme wedding. This doesn’t mean you have to fly everyone over and rent a Scottish castle for the day, but it does mean scouting ahead and avoiding anything that looks too modern. Depending on where you live, this may prove to be a difficult task, but there are many ways to make it easier. Ask around while you are talking to other wedding suppliers to see if they can recommend anything. For example, ask the florist or the dressmaker, as these people should have a wealth of knowledge to share on the subject of weddings.

Bridesmaid Dresses

The style of bridesmaid dresses that you decide to use for your vintage theme wedding is perhaps almost as important as the bride’s own dress. Well, maybe that is taking it too far, but it’s still very important! You will definitely want to take your time to pick out the perfect vintage bridesmaid dresses that will look amazing while not taking anything away from the bride herself. Important aspects to consider are the era, color, style, and length of the dresses.

Theming Your Guests

This may seem like a good idea in theory; you want your guests to look the part which will add to the overall theme and the whole vintage atmosphere of the wedding, but you also need to be reasonable about it. Will all of your guests be able to do this? Will it be too much of a burden to expect them to go out and buy a whole bunch of new clothes or even hire them? Unless you are going to provide all of your guests with these clothes, it’s going to be a bit of a mix and match situation no matter what else you try, so it may be best to just settle for regular wedding guest attire. This may not be exactly what you dreamed of, but it’s not “shorts and a t-shirt” either.

The creation of your perfect vintage wedding is not something that will happen overnight, and of course this post is just here to give you a few tips to get you started. The journey toward your dream wedding already started long ago, but you still have much more research to do before it becomes a reality!

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