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How to plan a vintage wedding

Posted On February - 15 - 2012

When you are planning a wedding you want everything to be perfect – from the ceremony to the party – and to reflect you and your groom’s personality. First you have to write down all the ideas and then make them happen. Dare to dream about your dream wedding. Many brides and grooms wishes to have a vintage wedding inspired from the 20s, 40s, 60s, a dose of past with a modern touch. So if you want to have that kind of wedding here are some ideas of how to plan a vintage wedding:

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  • Vintage style

When you’re having a vintage wedding you have to think of all the details: decorations, invitations, wedding dress, groom’s costume, ring boy, transport, favors and photography. If you want a vintage wedding or just some vintage ideas in your wedding you should think if you would like to have reminders of the past with a touch of modernity or all vintage style.

  • Choose an era

All vintage it means that you will be introduced in another era. So you will have to your wedding sporadic and simple details not to make it completely out of context. The 20s are associated with the elegant Hollywood parties, the 60s remind of the feminine and perfect dresses, just like Audrey’s Hepburn, and the 70s are very disco. You’ll have to choose and to match it to your style.

  • Photography for a vintage wedding

The photography chosen for the wedding can have vintage influence. For example, the 50s photography shows a happy family in a very vivid and colored style, the 70s photography uses pastel colors and gives it a blur. If your option is a vintage wedding than all the photos or part of them should reflect that era.

  • Vintage details

If you have already chosen the era you also should choose the type of influence you want: romantic, special, extravagant or eco. The music can be a characteristic of that era, to the invitations you can give an antique look and an original touch for a vintage wedding can be if you’re asking your guests to dress up thematically with the chosen era.

  • Vintage style venue

The location should have a vintage touch. If you’re having a 50s wedding you can hire a tuxedo-clad band, and the party should be at a country house with a big beautiful garden. If you’re having a 20s wedding a sumptuous mansion built in the 1920s style with decorations of silver and gold surrounded by tons of pearls and champagne should do the trick.

  • The bride’s dress, the groom’s suit

The bride’s dress should be vintage too: a knee-length full skirt with a birdcage veil and a small bouquet will create you a 50s image. For the groom’s costume you have the series Mad Men as a source of inspiration.

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