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The Best Modern Vintage Wedding Decoration Ideas

The Best Modern Vintage Wedding Decoration Ideas
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Weddings, by their traditional nature, are the perfect occasions for reviving historic items used for entertaining and home decor. Vintage wedding decorations can span many decades — even centuries. From table settings to stylish wardrobe touches to interior design elements, there are an array of items harkening back to various eras, cultures and traditions that can lend an old-fashioned and meaningful, yet chic and original vibe to your big day. Here, we’ve rounded up some unique, vintage wedding decor ideas from Etsy, Amazon, Wayfair and more that will sweep you and your guests up in romantic visions of the past while evoking all the feels of future, happily wedded bliss.




1 of 15 Image Credits: Wayfair

Miranda Kerr 3 Tier Cake Stand


Cake stands have a long wedding history, with the first stacked styles being used for displaying desserts during the mid-18th century. Victorians, in particular, loved them — and you will, too, as this vintage wedding decor item can display fruit, petit fours, cupcakes and other delicious dainties to full advantage.

2 of 15 Image Credits: Etsy

Rose Gold Brooch Wedding Bouquet


Truly historic, brooches date back to the Bronze Age. From St. Petersberg, Russia, this bouquet is crafted into a work of art from gold brooches, faux pearls and handmade roses for a glorious vintage bridal statement.

3 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Ginger Ray Vintage Style Wedding Photo Booth Props


Bow ties date to the 1600s, silk top hats date to the 1700s and cat-eye glasses became popular in the 1950s. This set of photo props includes these styles and more to infuse your wedding with a sense of fun, vintage celebration.

4 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

VGoodall Mini Suitcase Favor Boxes with Tags and Burlap Twine


For classic wedding favors, place chocolates in these vintage suitcases that revive the travel boom of the 1920s, when suitcases bore gorgeous hotel labels. These suitcase favor boxes are also perfect guest gifts for a destination or travel themed wedding.

5 of 15 Image Credits: Walmart

Huffy 26″ Women’s Nel Lusso Cruiser Bike


Solange Knowles and her groom pedaled retro-style bikes to their nuptials, and so can you with this cruiser that revives 1930s bicycle design. If you’re not keen to go biking in your bridal gear, displaying a pair of old-fashioned bicycles at the reception or for use in your wedding photo shoot is a delightful vintage touch.

6 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9


The first instant-film camera was sold in the ’40s; by letting wedding guests use this Fujifilm Instax Mini 9, you’ll be bringing back an oldie but goodie. Modern meets vintage fun for the whole wedding party.

7 of 15 Image Credits: Pier1

Birdcage Lantern


Whether or not they contained birds, elaborate bird cages were beloved by the Victorians. This guilded beauty will infuse your wedding tabletop and other interior settings with antique vibes and candlelit beauty.

8 of 15 Image Credits: Pier1

Antiqued Pink Lanterns

Price:$30.00 - $45.00

Seeking a colonial or vintage New England wedding vibe? Similar to Paul Revere’s lanterns of 1775, these vintage-style iron lanterns are handcrafted and hand-painted and feature a latched door for placing a candle inside. Perfect for wedding tabletops and other socializing nooks and spaces.

9 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Vintage Key Wine Bottle Opener with Escort Card Tag and Twine

Price:$14.00 - $50.00

We love the Belle Epoque styling on these keys that do double-duty as wine bottle openers. The bronze-tone finish makes them the perfect vintage item to use as a wedding favor, escort card or place setting card.

10 of 15 Image Credits: Walmart

Chinese Rice Paper and Bamboo Parasol in Rose Quartz


Fun fact: China’s oil-paper umbrellas enjoy a history of 2,000 years and these darling versions made of rice paper and bamboo will certainly infuse your wedding with history and exotic beauty. Let each bridesmaid carry one for the ultimate statement.

11 of 15 Image Credits: Walmart

Koyal Wholesale Mint Julep Cup Vases


Predating the Kentucky Derby, these bead-rimmed silver cups have been used since the early 1800s to house the ever-popular mint julep cocktail. Beyond the bar, they’re lovely when used as bud vases on cocktail hour tables for a vintage wedding look.

12 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Vintage Whitewashed Chalkboard Easel


Rustic wooden chalkboards are as old as the one-room schoolhouse, and we think they serve up some wonderful style lessons as vintage wedding decor. Use this easel for the menu or a list of specialty bride and groom cocktails.

13 of 15 Image Credits: Michaels

Lillian Rose™ Vintage Cream Lace Unity Candle Set


If a unity candle is slated for your ceremony, this pillar candle decorated with lace, an ivory sash and a rhinestone ornament will bring in a vintage look whether for Victorian or Edwardian inspired weddings.

14 of 15 Image Credits: Wayfair

Atlantic Avenue Vintage Lace Crochet Runner


We love the daisy-esque floral motifs featured in this lace crochet runner, which will bring vintage flair to your wedding tables regardless of the exact decade of inspiration. These vintage wedding table runners will blend with many design eras, from the 1920s to the 1960s.

15 of 15 Image Credits: Wayfair

Burasinsanga Round Etched Glass Table Vase


Cut crystal was once reserved for only the very wealthy. However, the invention of pressed glass made for popular imitations during the 1920s and 1930s, making this beautiful yet inexpensive vase a must-have for your vintage wedding table decor.