This autumn, brides are drawing from the past to make their special day spectacular. While some staples of fall nuptials remain, such as outdoor ceremonies and autumn leaf colored decor, old-made-new ideas are in this season. From gowns and accessories to bouquets and table settings, vintage is en vogue for fall.
- Peplum: This short overskirt style is popular for wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and wedding accessories alik
- Brooches: Attach one to your headpiece, bodice, sash, or bouquet for a personalized vintage look.
- Lace gloves: They’re a ladylike and timeless addition to your bridal ensemble.
- Mismatched table settings: An affordable, exciting way to set the tables for your ceremony. Find different, yet complementary plates, glasses, and vases at antiques shops and thrift stores.
- Cocktail style wedding rings: Gone is the simple diamond or classic gold band! Oversized, cluster rings are now an acceptable wedding ring choice.
- Jeweled bouquets: In lieu of flowers, use antique or heirloom jewelry to fashion your bouquet. Although you might want to use real flowers for the bouquet toss…
- Detachable sashes: Get a colorful or embellished silk one to add some spice to your gown. Put it on after your the ceremony for a more fun reception look.
- Antique decorations: Vintage luggage, old books, mint julep cups as vases, lanterns, antlers, and other miscellanae turn receptions into cozy, yet posh affairs
- Rule-breaking bridesmaids dresses: Hitherto unheard of, bridesmaids dresses have materialized in white (a wedding faux pas until the Pippa Middleton’s white dress heard around the world) and in patterns.
- Shoe clips: A recently remembered way of customizing and beautifying a simple shoe. Find several different styles at thrift shops and online stores and let your bridesmaids pick which one they like.
- Handmade reception elements: What’s more old school and delightful than making your wedding decorations and accessories by hand? Many people organizing their nuptials have harkened back to earlier and simpler era of wedding planning, when mothers made dresses, aunts provided table settings, and the bride and groom made their own banners and place cards. There’s no better way to personalize your day. Many websites, such as pinterest.com, provide brilliant D-I-Y project ideas.
Vintage-friendly websites for weddings