Vintage Wedding Ideas


Authored by Jody Morse in Wedding
Published on 06-21-2009

Wedding planning can be a whole lot of fun, especially when you have chosen a really great theme for your wedding. If you have decided to have a vintage wedding, then there are a number of great ways to create a memorable experience for both you and your guests. Here are some fun vintage wedding ideas.

Wedding Dress

A vintage wedding dress will really enhance the overall theme of your wedding. A great idea is to use the wedding dress that your mother or grandmother wore. If there are no wedding dresses available for you to wear, consider looking online or at thrift stores for vintage wedding gowns. If wearing a used wedding gown just isn’t your cup of tea, keep in mind that there are other options for you. For a subtle vintage option, consider a wedding dress that is a slight off-white color. Flower designs in a beige color on top of a white wedding dress is a great choice. If you want a very drastic vintage option, think about choosing a very light brown wedding dress with maroon trim. Pearls are a great choice for vintage wedding jewelry.

Bridesmaid Dresses

When selecting bridesmaid dresses for a vintage wedding, it is important to consider colors. Earthy tones are usually a very good choice. Light browns, greens, and yellows are all great choices. If you want to really give your wedding a vintage look, try to opt for bridesmaid dresses that have short sleeves. If this doesn’t appeal to you or if the month of your wedding is simply too hot, try to look for bridesmaid dresses with very intricate beading. Having the bridesmaids wear hats would be very vintage, but a flower on the side of the head is a great alternative.


When choosing flowers for a vintage themed wedding, it is a good idea to opt for something very classic. Generally, red or white flowers tend to be the best choice. A combination of the two will be very pretty. Daisies and violets are both very popular vintage flower options that you may want to take into consideration. Elegant floral designs are not very vintage. Remember that the more country-looking the wedding bouquet is, the better.


Keep in mind that your vintage wedding theme will be completely destroyed if you play music from today. As much as you may love Usher or Carrie Underwood, you should refrain from playing them at your vintage wedding. Visit websites to find out what songs were popular in the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Also be sure to ask your parents and grandparents what music they would recommend. You are bound to find music that you will like for a vintage wedding.

Planning a vintage themed wedding can be a whole lot of fun. The most important thing is to be as creative as possible. Do an online search for vintage pictures and you will be surprised at some of the ideas that you may come up with for your vintage themed wedding!


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