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10 Vintage Wedding Ideas to Create Charm & Romance

10 Vintage Wedding Ideas to Create Charm & Romance



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Lace Everywhere


The most prolific of all vintage wedding ideas is definitely the inclusion of lace details. From gorgeous table runners (featured here at an outdoor wedding reception) to lace ribbon aisle decor, few vintage weddings are totally without this popular fabric.







Luscious Bridal Bouquets


Vintage wedding bouquets are normally quite traditional, classic, and ethereal. If you’re trying to decide on just the right blooms to use, you can never go wrong with pale peonies, roses, and simple greenery.







Mismatched Vintage China


One of our favorite vintage wedding details is using mismatched china at each place setting. If this is a style that you love even in your own home, consider shopping estate and thrift sales and creating a collection. Use it for your reception and then for special occasions and holidays.







Vintage Furniture Rentals


A few well-placed pieces of vintage furniture can add so much charm to your wedding. Brides can use bureaus and shelves to place favors on, or even to use as a cake table. This antique desk is used as an unconventional way to display an array of pretty flowers.







Fabric Bunting


An easy DIY project, fabric bunting is a vintage wedding staple. Hang it up with string lights, or in front of your buffet tables. For a streamlined, clean look, stick to a single solid or print for all of your flags. For a shabby chic vibe, use assorted fabrics in sweet vintage prints.







Simply Classic Dresses


Of course, there is no one kind of wedding dress to wear to a vintage wedding. But many vintage brides opt for classic silhouettes, romantic lace detailing, and simple design. For the bridal party, these pretty dove gray bridesmaid dresses are a perfect way to complement a vintage wedding’s muted palette.







Mercury Glass


Vintage tablescapes are generally not for the minimalist bride. They are usually laden with unique decor pieces, such as milk glass vases, vintage books, and lace doilies galore. If you want to incorporate some metallic shades into your vintage wedding, try mercury glass. Seen here in the candleholders and votives, they reflect the light beautifully both in the day and evening.







Layer Cakes


Making your dessert table unique is one of the tastiest vintage wedding ideas! Instead of one wedding cake, serve a selection of different layer cakes, pies, cupcakes, and macarons. It makes such a lovely statement, and your guests will appreciate being able to pick their favorite flavors!







Outdoor Chandeliers


When your wedding is outside, good lighting might be limited once the sun goes down. Vintage weddings often hang chandeliers from sturdy tree branches or over arches located around the reception. It illuminates the space and stays with your theme.







Homespun Favors


Your guests will appreciate a yummy favor on their way out the door. And for a vintage wedding, a homespun touch is always theme-appropriate. Pass out layered desserts in Mason jars or mini fruit pies for your friends and family to enjoy later.