Vintage wedding ideas to keep your modern-day wedding classic
A vintage wedding can be so romantic! If you are looking for a wedding theme that will help express your personality and show off your style, then a vintage theme is perfect.
If you are planning a vintage-themed wedding, keep in mind that it does not have to be strictly old-fashioned. While some couples opt for traditional attire and decorations, others choose to incorporate more modern elements into their special day.
The key is finding the right balance between contemporary touches and classic elegance.
The invitation is the first glimpse of your wedding, so it should be unique and reflect your personality. A whimsical design that incorporates photography or illustrations can make an impression on guests, as will a more traditional style if that is what you prefer.
Need some inspiration? Look no further than these vintage-inspired invite ideas:
Keep it simple: Your invitation does not have to be over-the-top in order to stand out from the crowd! The best way to do this is by keeping it simple with just enough flair to catch people’s attention. You could opt for a classic ivory cardstock and decorate with lace paper cutouts or even hand calligraphy—but be sure not everything is too ornate or this will cheapen its overall look.
Printed on high-quality paper: Make sure your invitations are printed on high-quality paper—this will ensure better picture clarity and cleaner lettering when compared to cheaper options such as thermography (which uses heat instead of ink).
When you are looking for vintage wedding gowns and dresses, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Lace, beading, and sleeves: If you want something more modern but still classic and timeless, try a long-sleeve gown with lace detailing or even just a small amount of lace on the bodice.
For example, this simple yet elegant mermaid-style white gown has some embroidery around the neckline that gives it an extra touch of class without being too over-the-top.
If you are going for more of an old-fashioned look, you will want some satin or silk in your dress as well as generous amounts of beadwork along with floral patterns throughout. With lots of different styles available these days, there is no limit on how pretty your wedding could be!
Nurj Bridal Dubai offers a wide variety of vintage wedding dresses for you to choose from. Our selection includes everything from simple white gowns to elaborate ball gowns with lace and beading. We also have a large selection of bridesmaid dresses available for your friends and family members who will be joining you on your special day!
If you are looking for something more unique than what is already here, we can also create custom dresses for you. We offer a wide range of fabrics and colors so that you can get exactly what you want in a dress fit just for you!
The cake is the centerpiece of the wedding, and it is often a symbol of everything you want your day to represent. The cake can be as simple or extravagant as you want it to be. It can even be something completely different from what you would expect in a traditional wedding.
For example, if you are tying the knot on Halloween and want to make it feel like an evening under the stars complete with monsters and trick-or-treaters, that is totally fine! Or maybe you want your cake to resemble a landmine with TNT sticks made out of fondant? Again: no problem!
A lot of people think they have to stick with tradition when it comes to their wedding cakes. However, there are so many ways in which this element can be customized based on personal taste or theme. There are even some cool new trends popping up such as geometric designs (which look great on Instagram).
Flowers are a major part of any wedding, and they should be part of your vintage-inspired day as well. There are many ways to incorporate these into your decor, from floral arrangements in glasses to bouquets on the tables.
Whether you choose a more traditional approach or opt for something more daring, keep these tips in mind:
- Use fresh flowers instead of artificial ones
- Choose seasonal flowers that are in bloom at the time of your wedding
- Use flowers native to the area where you live or plan on having it held (i.e., if it is going to be an outdoor ceremony, use plants that thrive outdoors)
- Select blooming plants that will be easy for you (and your guests!) to care for after the event is over
The Hair and Makeup
The bride’s hair should be up, but not too tight. It is best to have a little bit of volume so that your style can complement the look of your dress. If it is your desire to wear an updo, make sure it is not too tight or rigid—and definitely don’t use bobby pins!
The bride’s makeup should be flawless and natural. She wants it to be classic, elegant, and subtle as well. The only part of her face that needs attention will be her eyes because they are going to stand out in photographs later on when she looks back at all these pictures with her husband or family members.
The music you choose for your wedding will have a huge impact on how people feel about the event. Think about all of the best weddings you have been to—you probably remember the music being one of your favorite parts. Music can set the tone, so choose songs that match the time period you are going for.
For example, if you want a classic vintage-inspired wedding then it would be appropriate to use jazz or even classical pieces by Chopin or Mozart. If you are looking for something more modern and contemporary, consider choosing pop hits from artists like Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, or Coldplay (to name just a few).
If there are any songs that were particularly meaningful between just two people during their relationship then consider incorporating them into their first dance together as husband and wife; this could include “your song” or maybe even some obscure track that holds special memories between both parties (like when they first met each other).
Vintage weddings are beautiful!
Vintage brides are every bit as lovely today as they were in yesteryear. They are also unfussy, just as glamorous and just as dignified. What’s more, couples have pulled vintage wedding ideas out of the past and infused them with a modern sensibility, creating unique, one-of-a-kind opportunities to celebrate the big day in magical fashion.
Whether you are eloping or having a massive reception, there are plenty of amazing vintage-style wedding ideas for you to bring back to life!