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Wedding Themes: Vintage Wedding

By: Jaclyn Holtzman, Editor, AllFreeDIYWeddings.com
Wedding Themes Vintage Wedding

Whether you're going for classic vintage or quirky vintage, AllFreeDIYWeddings has everything you need to complete the look. Wedding themes can be difficult to choose, but we present it all on a platter, making the process easier. Explore these vintage wedding ideas to see if the theme interests you, and if it doesn't, surely one of our other wedding themes will. Remember, a vintage wedding can be based on any decade between the '30s and the '80s or can combine aspects from multiple periods, which means that no vintage wedding will be alike.

Find which vintage era speaks to you. For a more whimsical feel, incorporate film strips, bicycles, and typewriters into your celebration. If you and your fiance are going for a more elegant motif, look to lace, flowers, and fur to achieve it. If you're looking for even older inspiration, check out the stunning antique wedding theme. From veils to lighting, this collection of vintage projects includes DIY wedding tutorials for every detail of your vintage wedding.

With the rise of the hipster trend, offbeat vintage weddings have become more common. These endearing celebrations boast old-timey suitcase card boxes, typewriter-printed invitations, and grandpa's first Schwinn turned wedding decor.  If you've sworn off hipster-dom but still want to emulate your favorite era of yesteryear, go for the more classic approach. Become Grace Kelly or a character from Mad Men with a glamorous 50s-style wedding or dip into the long gone with a 1930s wedding complete with a bird cage veil.

When it comes to a vintage wedding theme, these projects and sources of inspiration will never go out of style. Mix and match to create the wedding of your dreams. Remember: it's your big day and you deserve to have every detail exactly perfect. When it comes to your DIY wedding, do yourself a favor and rely on these fabulous ideas to take you from the ceremony to reception with ease.

Whimsical Vintage Hipster Wedding

Vintage Wedding Tutorials

If you and your fiance are fans of the fun, eccentric, and quirky, go vintage in a whimsical way. Suitcases, typewriters, and the prettiest flowers are required to make your celebration truly unique. Don't forget to get plenty of Polaroid pictures so that you will remember the best day of your life. These unique touches will really bring your big day to life and your guests will experience a night they'll never forget.

Invitations, Stationery, and Free Printable Gift Tags

Vintage Stop Motion Bridal Party Invitation

The great thing about stationery for your vintage wedding is that it doesn't take a whole lot to make paper look old. From easy printables to more advanced stationery projects, from bridal party invitations to thank you cards, this list has something for every skill level and every stage of the wedding.

Other Hipster Wedding Ideas

Steampunk Wedding Boutonniere and Cuff Links

If you've got most of the major decorations figured out — the centerpieces, the flowers, the photo backdrop — and you're looking for more unique projects to make your vintage wedding feel truly authentic, these crafts are perfect. The devil's in the details, and these are the kind of touches that will truly take your wedding over the top.

Classic Vintage Wedding

Vintage Wedding Inspiration + Tutorials

For the more conservative couple, explore the glamorous past to give your wedding a classic vintage vibe. Antique bouquets, birdcage veils, and draping crystal dessert stands will let your guests know that they're not in Kansas anymore. There are tons of different directions you can take a classic vintage wedding: Old Hollywood, simply rustic, Grandma's attic, darling countryside, or upscale glam. Find the one that suits you and take a trip to yesteryear. Classic styles are classic for a reason, so you know you won't look back on your wedding day and ask yourself, "What was I thinking?"

Wedding Ceremony Ideas

Antique Literary Ring Bearer

While it might seem like the post-ceremony reception has more opportunities to show off your vintage flair, there are plenty of ways to bring out your theme during the ceremony. From gorgeous old-timey bouquet ideas to an antique ring bearer "pillow," there are more than enough crafts to make your guests feel like they've stepped back in time.

Vintage Wedding Wearables

Burgundy Faux Fur Caplet

You've put tons of thought into how to make your wedding decorations seem old, but have you considered how you're going to embrace the vintage look yourself? For guests to feel fully immersed in the old wedding experience, you'll want to come dressed in your best vintage attire. Whether that attire is actually vintage or just seems like it is totally up to you.

DIY Wedding Centerpieces and Table Crafts

Forgotten and Found Vintage Wedding Vases

Centerpieces are a major opportunity to show off your unique style. Guests spend a long time sitting at their tables during the reception; you want to make sure they have plenty on the table to admire. 

Wedding Cake and Dessert Table Ideas

Vintage Suitcase Cake Display

Dessert is everyone's favorite part of any meal, and your dessert table should be as equally spectacular as any food that's on it. From gorgeous, crafty cake stands to antique decorations to adorn the rest of the table, your guests will absolutely flip for these deliciously vintage dessert table ideas.

Antique Wedding

Wedding Themes: Antique Wedding

If you are an antique bargain-hunter, this collection of DIY antique wedding crafts is going to make your day! Whether it's a Victorian wedding, a Downtown Abbey wedding, or a Great Gatsby wedding, this collection is your go-to guide to pull off a flawless antique wedding on a budget. We've even included a sneak preview below! In today's wedding world, it certainly seems as if everything old is new again, so why not incorporate some of these gorgeous antique wedding ideas into your plans? You simply can't go wrong!

Do you like the vintage wedding theme? Why or why not?

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Since this is actually a renewal rather than the wedding itself, we are going for the time period our parents were married. That would be 1940/41 pre= WWll. For various reasons, I opt for a shorter dress rather than a long gown. All of this works well into the ideas given for a vintage wedding in the lists. We have a lot to read over to decide which direction to go, but are happy we now have plans to follow to do what is perfect for us. This has really simplified things for me. Anyone else doing something similar?

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