Every bride wants an elegant wedding that looks every bit as beautiful as she does. After months of planning, the ceremony and the reception should wow the guests and go as smoothly as possible. But when you’ve made up your mind to theme your wedding, it can be tougher to get everything together. As for a vintage theme? Follow this guide to include all the best traditions for a vintage style wedding:
Wedding invitations set the tone for the big event itself. If you’re having a vintage wedding, then you definitely need to order some vintage wedding invitations and stationery for your event. Lovebirds in a cage and floral designs are the most often used options. Of course, you might delve into the history books and choose historical colors too. Pay special attention to the fonts and the use of wording in your invitation to really set the scene.
If you can’t find (or don’t want) antique rings from your favorite period, then why not custom make them in that style? That option offers you a brand new ring that nobody has worn before. It’s easier than trawling eBay endlessly for the right look. And you don’t have to clean it before the big day! Best of all, you can create a ring that celebrates all the best bits of those traditional designs you love.
Victorian dresses have made a bit of a comeback recently. Many have long sleeves and floral lace designs. The material is sublime. Of course, original period dresses or any vintage wear is hard to come by in good condition. Instead, trawl the history books and any historical photos that may exist to find a design you like. You can then order it to be made just for you. This might not be the cheapest option, but it is at least guaranteed to fit you perfectly.
Traditional dances for weddings include Waltzes and ballads. It is thought the idea of the bride and groom taking the first dance at a wedding dates back to the Victorian age. However, some etiquette columnists before World War II state that the wedding party enjoy some lively dancing first. Only then should the happy couple join them. It might even have appeared vulgar to perform a choreographed dance for your guests.
Ballroom dancing can be quite hard to learn because it isn’t popular anymore. Of course, you can dance any way you like whenever you’re ready to do so. But if you do have a beautiful gown, it makes sense to dance a beautiful ballroom dance together - something slow and romantic just for the two of you. Enjoy your beautiful vintage wedding.
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