When it comes to wedding themes, the possibilities are only really limited by your imagination. Yet there are some classic styles that seem to crop up time and time again.
For those who want a bit of old-world charm and a traditional feel to their wedding day, it's hard to beat a vintage theme. Of course, what that entails exactly can vary from one person to the next, which is perhaps part of the appeal.
If you like the idea of having a vintage wedding but you don't know how to go about it, here are some ideas to get you started.
Many vintage style themes opt for either pale pink or pale blue, and either of these certainly makes a fitting choice. But if you want something that makes a stronger statement, luxurious purples, classic maroon, or bold teal shades can also work well.
If you're stuck for colour inspiration, try watching some period movies or television programmes; they're packed full of beautiful palettes to help you out.
If your choice of venue comes with furnishings that can't be replaced, you can dress them up with ribbons and accessories that fit your colour scheme.
Otherwise, it may be worth hiring furniture to maximise that vintage feel. Older furniture tends to be a bit more decorative than a lot of its modern counterparts with real, solid wood and felt cushioning. If you spot some pieces you particularly like, it may even help you get started with a colour scheme.
Classic, fancy chinaware is really the way to go here. Don't forget the high-quality crystal glassware, and finish it all off with some extra touches.
Three-tiered cake stands make a great way to serve desserts or the components of afternoon tea, but they can also be used for holding wedding favours or savoury nibbles. A classic silver candelabra in the centre of each table, perhaps decorated with a bit of greenery, really completes the look.
There are limitless ways to enhance your wedding's vintage feel by adding decorative accessories around the venue. All sorts of ornaments and old signs can work really well—and don't be put off by chipped and peeling paint—it can actually be a positive.
Things like old birdcages, mismatched teacups, bunting, and vases of dried flowers can add a quirky touch, making your wedding even more individual and memorable for your guests.
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