Article by Anna Pola
When I think ‘Vintage’, I think ‘Timeless, Classic & Sentimental”.
Just the way the celebration of your love journey should be, on your wedding day and well into your blissful life together. Although it’s timeless, it doesn’t have to be costly. Here I have included some handy tips on how to master a DIY Vintage themed wedding of your dreams. Firstly, it’s all about the collecting – from all resources. Muster up a collection of pearls, diamonds, lace, teacups, plates & saucers etc. Search high and low through your grandmothers, mothers, aunties’ closets and any second-hand store you come across. Even some cheap stores offer some fabulous glassware and nick-nacks to use.
Easy Vintage Décor Ideas
Op shop vintage teacups, made into candles. Simply purchase wax from craft store, melt down, pour into teacup and add wick. Allow drying and use on the tables on the day. Gorgeous!
Wooden framed guest board
An ideal guest board and memorial frame to keep after the wedding would be a cheap wooden frame sitting on an easel with the guests name on it. Either place names on smaller boards (as shown in picture) or hand-write the guests on a large piece of paper and attach . Either way, very effective and attractive. To buy ready made, you can purchase pictured from The Wedding Tree Company.
Napkin Holders Decoration
Brooches – Can be used for napkin holders. Start collecting from giftware stores or cheaper jewellery stores.
DIY Vintage Bridal Bouquet
Check out this step by step awesome tutorial to make your own vintage bridal bouquet with brooches!
Vintage Fairy Lights
A pretty and easy wedding decoration idea that is DIY. Get a strand of fairy lights and cut up some lace hearts and circles etc and poke a hole in the middle where the fairy light is going to go. Bunch them up to make it look more effective!
Gorgeous Vase+Flower Decoration
This is a great DIY wedding decoration idea. Hang some glasses (a variety of different ones can also look effective) and make paper flowers to go in them. Hang them with some string and you’re good to go!