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Sometimes I look at vintage weddings and just have to sit back and admire all of the stuff.  From the countless accessories to pretty furniture, a vintage wedding is such an event of huge proportions from a decor perspective.  You can find a lot of these things on Etsy or at flea markets, but that's a lot of shopping and you've got a wedding to plan. Rentals are a great way to get the impeccable you want, often at a lower price and in a more time-efficient way.

Unique furniture is one of the hallmarks of a truly vintage theme. Matchy-matchy tables and chairs need not apply. I love weddings that use long, family-style tables and pair them with a selection of random antiqued chairs (above, right).

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Before you started planning your wedding, you probably didn't realize just how many accessories and knick-knacks it takes to pull off a vintage tablescape. A specialized rental company will be able to provide you with a wide variety of accents, from wooden drawers to leather suitcases (above).  A vintage wedding can also require a shocking number of votives, jars, and vases. Renting these will not only give you a great vintage look, but also save you the hassle of transporting all of that glass on your own!

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If you want to take your wedding to another level, look for extra excuses beyond the standard to incorporate vintage elements.  Of course, you could organize your place cards on a table, but why not use an antique wine rack?  Stack plates on a separate shelf than your buffet tables so that you can also add floral touches throughout.  If you are using a lot of vintage fabrics you can also line the shelves with them to help emphasize your decor.