Are you looking to bring a little of the old roaring 20s into your 2020s wedding?
Vintage theming is a fun way to add some cozy, eclectic elegance to your big day, and make your event a truly unique one. That said, creating an antique look is easier said than done.
Need a little inspiration?
Here are five fantastic vintage themed wedding ideas to help you make your big day one for the history books.
1. Add Some Family Photos
We’re not talking about snapshots from your family vacation to Disney World back in the 90s.
One of the best ways to add some truly unique vintage touches to your wedding is by incorporating a few pictures of your great-grandparents, or even great-great-grandparents, in your decor.
Adding a few old family photos from both you and your soon to be spouse’s families is a fantastic way to tie a little familial flair into your big day, all while paying homage to your respective pasts.
2. Create An Era Appropriate Playlist
If you want to put together a swinging vintage wedding, you’re going to have to put together the perfect playlist. And, while today’s top 40 is full of surefire hits, modern music won’t help transport your guests to a bygone era.
Start by asking yourself what era you want to pay homage to, then hit your favorite streaming service — odds are someone’s already compiled the perfect playlist to suit your event.
From there, you can start picking and choosing your favorite songs until you’ve cultivated the perfect mix to help you celebrate your big day. Just make sure to make it long enough!
3. Gather Some Antique China
Ordering a new set of china is a bit of a wedding tradition. But, if you’re planning a vintage event, why buy something new when you can go authentic and get antiques?
Antique stores and thrift shops are fantastic places to find cheap, beautiful, and unique china that will set your seating apart. On top of that, by buying antiques, you can collect an eclectic set of dishes that will add to your vintage atmosphere.
4. Hire a Classic Car
Your wedding is an all-day, multi-location affair, which means, at some point, you’re going to need some transportation.
Vintage wedding limos or classic cars are an excellent way to carry your vintage theming into both your arrival and departure from both your ceremony and reception.
The practicality of hiring a private car aside, a beautiful, classic ride will also present you, and your spouse-to-be, with a few stunning photo opportunities.
5. Take the Menu Back in Time
Throughout all of human history, one constant remains: people love tasty food!
There are hundreds of delicious old-fashioned recipes you can incorporate into your menu to give your guests the full old-timey experience. Main courses aside, classic cocktails and vintage candies are also fantastic ways to give your guests a taste of the past.
Planning Your Dream Vintage Themed Wedding
By using a few of these vintage themed wedding ideas, you’ll be able to put together a ceremony and reception that will feel truly timeless.
Are you looking for a little more advice on how to make the most out of your big day? We’ve got you covered. Check out the rest of our blog for more helpful articles, tips, and tricks today!