This week there are a lot of new additions to this blog. Wedding Wednesday is another one. Each Wednesday, at least for a while, we will publish an article having to do with some aspect of a vintage wedding. For today, we are going to focus on vintage wedding planning.
Weddings are very important in the life of many women. The memories from this day will last a lifetime. Whether it is your first wedding or not, or if it is your daughter’s wedding the planning involved can be quite intensive. This weekly series will hopefully give you some tips to make planning a little easier.
Before you do any actual shopping, it is important to decide if you want a theme of some kind, maybe to simulate another era from yesteryear. You should also decide just how formal an event it will be. Are you looking for something simple yet elegant or do you want the whole formal affair. Choices are endless when planning a wedding and the more you decide ahead of time, the easier it will be on you.
Choosing a Dress
On this day, everyone, and I do mean e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e, will be looking right at the bride. Choose a dress that you want. Everyone is going to have their opinions and some of those may not match yours. Remember that you are the only one that has to like your choice. Give yourself permission to make the day what you want it to be.
Your dress does not have to be white, especially for a vintage wedding. Here are a few vintage wedding dresses that could be your perfect match for a delicate garden party. WardrobeShop.com has many formal vintage gowns as well.
Remember to that your bridesmaids and mother will need dresses too. They are your friends and family; they will wear whatever you want them too. Try to be sure to choose dresses that compliment your own dress. Make them almost as beautiful as you on your special day.
Don’t forget the accessories. You really don’t have to go with a veil. A nice headpiece or even a small hat would be a great alternative.
Picking a Venue
Any place romantic is a great choice for a vintage wedding. Think about what season you are getting married and decide whether to have an indoor or outdoor wedding. Once that detail is worked out, choosing a venue will be much easier. For an outdoor wedding, gardens in the spring or summer are really beautiful. National parks sometimes allow weddings in the fall during the changing of the leaves. If you are looking for an indoor option, consider your theme. An art deco building with symmetrical details would be great for a 1920s style wedding.
The little things matter. Again, consider your vintage theme when picking out invitations. Try to keep the font and wording as close as possible to your theme. Keeping with an art deco theme, for example, here is an invitation style that would work wonderfully.
Don’t forget to send the thank you cards that go with them. Thank yous are very important, even if they seem to be a lost art these days.