Vintage Wedding Centerpieces

Vintage wedding flowers

With such a broad number of weddings falling under the “vintage” category, sometimes you might feel confused about what type of decor you should use at your own vintage-inspired event. Here are a few tips for creating the best vintage centerpieces for your wedding.

Tip #1: Incorporate books.  Because many vintage floral arrangements are not over-the-top big, your tables may be a little too plain for your liking. Incorporate antique books to give a nod to your wedding’s theme.

Vintage wedding centerpiece

Extra Credit: Don’t stop at books. If you are feeling bolder, stock up on other vintage items at local thrift stores, estate sales, and Etsy. Use anything from antique glass bottles to old suitcases. But really, you should have a confident design eye for this (or a handy bridesmaid or two) to keep it vintage-chic rather than hoarder’s paradise.

Tip #2: Fabrics help! Using fabrics like burlap and lace are an affordable option to dress up generic tables in your vintage theme.

Vintage wedding hydrangeas

Tip #3: Use interesting textures and muted colors. Vintage centerpieces often feature a wide-range of textures to create visual interest. These faux-chalkboard table numbers and mercury glass votives stay to your theme and keep your flower budget in check. Also notice that vintage wedding color palettes are usually low-contrast and are free of bold hues.

Vintage wedding table number and flowers

Tip #4: Floral arrangements in different shapes and sizes. In some places, use lush blooms to fill a small space. In others, such as large tables, fill the center with tons of milk glass bud vases, with one or two flowers per each. A gentle lack of uniformity is one of the best things about vintage wedding decor, so avoid the temptation to be matchy-matchy!

Credits:  Stack of Books//Mason Jar Roses//Rustic Tablescape//Vintage Props//Burlap Runner//Lace-Wrapped Hydrangeas//Chalkboard Table Number//Decorated Mantle//Milk Glass and Tea Cups


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Sarah Sarah has been editing the blog at mywedding for four years. She enjoys watching classic movies, spending money on eyeliner that she never wears, and convincing brides to write thank you notes.

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