Vintage Style Weddings have become increasingly popular over the past few years for a number of reasons. Firstly, there has been a huge surge in popularity of vintage style fashion recently, and we are influenced by the number of images we see in the media, bridal magazines, blogs, etc. and the growing love for vintage inspired items has really picked up speed recently.

Secondly, vintage styles growth in popularity is not surprising considering the downturn in the global economy recently. Vintage Style weddings can be quite cost effective as there are lots of DIY elements available, which allow the bride and groom to get creative for their big day.

So, what makes a good vintage style wedding? Well, the overall style has a laid back feel, and creates a feeling of warmth and comfort by taking us back to our roots. It also allows the couple to be a little bit unique and original on their wedding day, and do something a bit different which will make their guests say “Wow!”

Here are some of Little Wings Factory’s favourite tips to help give your wedding day a vintage inspired theme:

Choose Your Venue Carefully

The more the venue you choose fits in with your chosen vintage theme the better. If the existing décor is close to what you are wanting, then the less decorating you will have to do – which will save you time and money. There are some amazing vintage style wedding venues in the North West, such as The Bowdon Rooms and The Belle Époque, you will be spoilt for choice. Don’t be afraid of asking questions either, if you find a space that suits you perfectly but you are not sure if they do weddings then just ask. It may be that they have only done a few, or nobody has ever asked them. You could find the most unique vintage style wedding venue ever if you just ask.

Think About Lighting

Lighting is one of the most important details of any event, and your vintage style wedding is no different. Think of the warm glow of candles, and how pretty they would make any space look. How about stringing lots of lanterns above your reception space, and decorating the table with vintage glasses with tea lights inside or even tea cup candles.

Vintage Touches

The devil is in the detail, and there are a million and one ways you can add some vintage style to your wedding decoration, such as waxed paper straws, retro bottles, bunting, vintage suitcases and brown paper luggage tags. Don’t go mad and overcrowd the room though, you want your guests to be able to see the things you really love and be surprised and delighted in a way that makes them smile.

Vintage Style Dresses

One of the easiest ways to make your wedding vintage style, is to be clever with your dress choices. There are so many vintage inspired wedding dresses out there, you are sure to find just the thing that makes you feel you’re most glamorous and beautiful. Don’t think that you have to go long either, many vintage style 1950s dresses look super feminine, and will ensure that you dance the night away.

Take for example, our Chi Chi London Flora White Lace Dress:


                    Chi Chi London Flora White Lace Dress - £75

This stunning dress comes with a tulle underskirt for a really feminine fit, but you could always add one of our 1950s style petticoats for even more of a flirty look. We love the lace detail on the arms too, covering up an area which can be a problem for some, but in a feminine and flirty way.

Don’t forget the Groom

The grooms outfit is also a great way to get your vintage style theme across. Slick double breasted suits paired with a bow tie and cufflinks, are a fabulous way to get a retro and unique touch into the wedding. And don’t forget to extend the retro style down to their smart shoes too!

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