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As we move into a more digital age, we find ourselves looking to the past to influence present-day styles and fashions. That has become even more obvious when it comes to weddings, as vintage weddings have become increasingly popular.
If you want to make your vintage wedding dreams come true, you’ll have to know where to start. Here’s our guide to help you figure out where to start when planning your vintage weddings.
Do Your Research
Before diving into your vintage wedding planning, it’s important to do your research. Vintage is an umbrella term that encompasses a number of different styles from rustic to romantic. Your first step should be figuring out what category your idea of a vintage wedding falls under.
Not only will this allow you to narrow down your research, but you’ll also find additional details that will help you plan an authentically vintage wedding. With the plethora of information and photos available online, there will be no shortage of inspiration.
Plan the Big Details with Vintage in Mind
There are three major details that will make or break your vintage wedding — your wedding dress, your venue, and decor. Keep in mind that it can be difficult to combine your wish to plan a vintage wedding and keep everything functional. That said, your dress, venue, and decor should all feature a vintage touch that reinforces the vintage aesthetic and feel that you are looking for.
Whether you get your wedding dress from a store or wear one that has been passed down in your family, you should choose your dress for its features. For example, a minimalist or intricately designed lace dress can create an authentic vintage feel.
You can dress up even the most modern of venues to sport a more vintage look by working with a talented designer that truly brings your vision to life. Finally, your decor can be as unique as you are. You can choose even a single element, such as your table centerpieces, to make a vintage statement that creates lasting memories for both you and your guests.
Vintage Engagement and Wedding Rings
Every vintage wedding should start with a vintage engagement ring. Some of the most popular options for vintage engagement rings are Victorian-era rings or art deco style rings.
A Victorian-style ring is known for its gold finish with either a delicate or bold design. Typically these rings have a solitaire stone set in the middle. You can customize the stone and design to suit your personal style, but keeping to a traditional Victorian design will be the best feature of your authentic vintage wedding.
An art deco engagement ring is styled after the time period between the 1920s and the 1940s. This style is primarily ornamental and features distinct and intricate filigree with geometric designs. Art deco takes its inspiration from the artwork of the period, under the same name.
Additionally, if you want to really commit to the vintage style engagement ring, an aquamarine and diamond pairing is the perfect way to do it. This classic and timeless pairing exudes elegance and sophistication.
Regardless of your wedding planning decisions, it’s important to remember that while planning can be overwhelming, it’s supposed to be fun. You get to make your vintage dreams come true!