Cheap Vintage Wedding Ideas
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A vintage wedding is one full of personal touches and is
just gorgeous. There was a time not so long ago when a vintage wedding really
was the ultimate gorgeous cheap wedding. Sadly, as most wedding themes go, that
are popular, there is a now an entire industry ready to supply fairly expensive
vintage items. We thought it was time to make sure vintage can be cheap.
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8 Ways To Keep Vintage Cheap
- Have an afternoon wedding, serving afternoon tea. This will
avoid an expensive sit down meal or buffet. Instead, you could serve your
wedding cake with cups of tea and coffee. A glass of sparkly for the toast
would be a lovely way to finish your reception.
- Try and have an outdoor wedding, if the weather will be ok,
you will save money on decorations as the flowers will create a great backdrops.
- Do not go mad on buying lots of vintage accessories; instead
ask family and friends if they have items that you could borrow. Most people
know someone with a vintage suitcase, typewriter, teacups etc.
- Ask friends and family if they know someone with a vintage
car that you could use on the day. Or ask at a local vintage car club, you
could swap the use of the car for copies of photos of their car by your wedding
- If you can’t borrow vintage items, have a look around at local
thrift stores and garage sales. You may find one or two items that you could
use as the centerpiece of your decorations. Don’t worry of they don’t match as
that adds to the vintage theme.
- Buy a lot of doillies, as they are a lot cheaper than lace
and can be used for all sorts of decorations; folded in half for bunting, the
backdrop for signage, around glass jars for centerpieces, turned into cupcake
cases and would make all plates of cakes and sandwiches look even more vintage.
- The ultimate vintage wedding favors are traditionally Jordan
Almonds, don’t forget to give 5 almonds to represent happiness, longevity,
wealth, children and health.
- Save money on your invitations by sending a very traditional
invitation, which is a plain white card with the wording on the front, you
could easily make these yourself.
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And that brings me to the easiest way to save money when you
are planning a vintage wedding, try and create as many of your wedding items
yourself. DIY will be the way to go, that and borrowing as many items as you
If you are looking for items for props for your wedding
photos, have a chat with your photographer as they may already have some that
you can use.
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