Vintage Wedding Ideas

If you’re hosting a vintage wedding reception, you’ll want it to be a classy, memorable affair.  Justine of  Sensationally Sweet Events created a beautiful sweet table with lots of vintage theme ideas.  She was kind enough to allow me to share the following photos with you.  Special touches in the photo below include a chalkboard with the names of the bride and groom and a photo box with images of the happy couple.  Since the event was a garden wedding, you can see lots of flowers arranged throughout the table.

You can see the beautiful bird cage with flowers inside of it and birds on the outside.  Nest type decorations surround the bases of candy jars.

It is amazing how a bit of colored ribbon surrounding each candy jar really dress it up.    The candy signs have a chalkboard feel which resembles the large chalkboard on the table.

I really like the idea of using mason jars as vases for flowers.

Here are some additional ideas for  creating the perfect vintage wedding:

  • Invitations: Use thick textured paper for your invitations, and have the details written in wispy cursive text.  Then, include ribbon and/or lace around the invitations.  (If possible, include the wedding colors in the ribbon.)  For a finishing touch, seal each envelope closed with a wax stamp.
  • Decorations: Pastel or muted colors abound with vintage weddings.  You can add to your decorations by adding fresh foliage or wild flowers.  For instance, consider hanging white wire bird cages from the ceiling and then filling them with green leaves and small flowers.  Also, at the entrance to the room, include large glass serving or display trays and place name cards with table assignments on top.  The trays do not need to match each other or even be the same height.  Just be sure everyone is able to find their place card.
  • Centerpieces: Consider taking a number of mason jars and placing a few in the center of each table.  Then surround them with flower petals and fill them with water, placing a floating candle inside each one.  Or, include large candlesticks, preferably in copper or bronze, with pastel candles.  Finally, you may wish to place pictures of the bride and groom throughout their courtship.  Just be sure to use frames that match your room decorations!
  • Place settings: China or bronze place settings are ideal for a vintage wedding.  If the room is heavily decorated, keep the dishes simple.  Perhaps consider white or off white china.  You’ll also want to use cloth napkins and lace tablecloths to add a feeling of elegance to the entire room.
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