If you want your wedding to be a timeless event, go vintage. Vintage is one wedding style that’ll never go out of fashion.
Whether you plan on having a rustic fall wedding or a spring black-tie affair, there are hundreds of vintage wedding ideas floating around the internet and wedding magazines—the hardest part is deciding which ideas to use. To help you get the party planning started, here are some of our favorite vintage wedding reception ideas.
Vintage Wedding Table Decorations
Perhaps the one piece of decor most thought about is the table centerpiece. The options here are virtually endless. From vintage lanterns and fruit baskets filled with flowers to antique tea cups and tins, glass cloches over floral table numbers and mason jar wedding centerpieces, you could almost add a different vintage element to each table.
Along with vintage wedding centerpieces, throw on a burlap or lace table runner and lace napkins to really dress up your reception tables.
Vintage Guest Books
Guest books are both a place for guests to sign their names in and a vintage wedding decoration. And they don’t just have to be a book. Give yours that retro feel by using an old typewriter for your guests to type their well wishes on.
With wedding cakes, it’s not just how they taste that matters—it’s how they look. Adorn yours with pearls, roses and baby’s breath. For a vintage and rustic wedding idea, find a caterer who will hand paint floral designs on your wedding cake.
Then, be sure to display the cake on an antique cake stand that’s sitting on an antique dresser or table with a lace cloth and flowers.
Don’t forget to add some vintage flare to yourself and your wedding party. Have the men wear vests and pocket watches.
The bridesmaids will look extra cute in lace dresses and pearls. Also, what’s not to love about these vintage lace parasols for the pictures?
As for yourself, accessorize your beautiful wedding gown with a vintage hair comb or headpiece and an antique brooch. And if you really want to exude the romanticism of the vintage era, complete your look by wearing red lipstick.
Vintage Getaway Rides
Sure you can drive away in the car you drive every day. Or, you could use a fun, vintage form of transportation to leave your reception in style. Classic cars, like an old Ford Thunderbird or Rolls Royce, or even a vintage Vespa will do the trick.
You could also ride off on a vintage cruiser bike to be cute or a horse and carriage to be a little extravagant, which is totally fine because it’s your big day.