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How to organise a Vintage Wedding

How to organise a Vintage Wedding

'Vintage' has well and truly found it's way back into our hearts; it's out with the modern and in with the early 20th Century. From dusty rose palettes to lace fabrics, home-made stationary and quintessentially English bunting, there really is no end to it. Whether you're going for a distinct 1920s theme or perhaps a slightly more rock 'n 'roll 50s style, you'll need to start your wedding planning early. It's time to bury yourself in Pinterest, tear out those wedding magazine snippets and route out those local antique fairs - the planning starts here!

So where does it all begin? Below you'll find some of our top tips on how to organise a vintage wedding.

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Choosing Your Wedding Venue

From a traditional village hall to an upmarket stately home, your wedding venue will need lots of character and heritage. Bear in mind that some of the popular venues book up to two years in advance so if you have somewhere specific in mind you'll need to start your enquiries now. If you're flexible and have a number of venues in mind, you can relax, many venues still have availability a year in advance. If you're on a strict wedding budget, why not consider a Friday or Sunday wedding when venues will more than likely offer package deals and cheaper rates.

Vintage Wedding Venue

Choosing a Vintage Palette

When planning a vintage wedding, it's important to keep your colours subtle and to steer away from anything too bright and bold. Think muted tones such as dusty reds and greens to give you that old school, elegant style. You'll want to use these colours throughout your wedding, from the bridesmaids dresses to invitations and wedding stationary.

Vintage Wedding Dress

With today's economic climate, many brides find themselves working to a budget and so it's not always essential to go spending thousands on a brand new hand-made wedding dress. Look around on the internet and you're sure to find vintage wedding fairs where you can pick-up a beautiful vintage dress at a fraction of the price. These can then be tailored for that perfect fit and no-one will ever know the difference! To create that definitive look of elegance, you'll be opting for lace fabrics and ivory tones.

Vintage Wedding Dresses

Bridesmaids

Where 'modern' is all about complementing and matching, 'vintage' is very much about that natural and home-made look and feel. Your bridesmaids could even each wear a different dress that fits in with the general theme but suits the individual personality and look of the girl. Think about their hair, you don't necessarily want to mimic that 20's look exactly so keep it subtle and think about what your bridesmaids will be wearing in their hair too - flowers are definitely something to consider!

Vintage Wedding Bridesmaids

Vintage Wedding Band

A vintage wedding band is the perfect way to finish off your day, either a swing band or authentic 1950s rock 'n' roll band will really tie up your complete vintage wedding day. Check out our latest promotional reel below to see what high quality vintage wedding bands we have on offer!

Hand Crafted Wedding Table Decorations

This is where the arts and crafts really begin! From hand made centrepieces and home-made name-tags to shabby chic table plans and decoration. Think old wooden crates, worn down wooden boards and novelty post-boxes. Decorate your side tables with candles and Hessian fabrics, perhaps the odd ornament or even a retro typewriter for guests to type their own personal message. Consider a Polaroid camera next to the guest book as an alternative to the photo booths that are getting so popular these days. There are no rules, borrow your ideas from the web and put your own personality into it.

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Indiana
Indiana
From £1795
Indiana are a high-energy vintage wedding band performing a combination of contemporary party songs and folk renditions of popular modern classics. With their...
The Lovettes
The Lovettes
From £935
Meet The Lovettes, a glamorous vocal trio performing hits from the 50s and 60s with their very own all-girl backing group. Founded in 2013, The Lovettes have wowed...
The Retro Jets
The Retro Jets
From £1095
The Retro Jets are a chic, retro & folk function band performing favourites from the 50s onwards alongside an array of contemporary hits in their own unique...
The Swing Band
The Swing Band
From £935
Performing a selection of classic tracks from all the greats, 'The Swing Band' offer an authentic take on the 40's and 50's covering artists such as Frank Sinatra,...
LulaBelle
LulaBelle
From £655
Meet LulaBelle, a stylish vintage duo bringing you a taste of the old and the new with their selection of modern classics with a twist. With a combination of beautiful...
The Pranksters
The Pranksters
From £1575
The Pranksters are a jump and jive 1940s swing band with exuberant spirit! A swing band like no other, The Pranksters welcome you to their unique vintage swing band,...
Absolute Vintage
Absolute Vintage
From £1495
Absolute Vintage know the 1920s like the back of their hands and have a stack of classic swing and contemporary songs to stir up any...
Clever Dixie
Clever Dixie
From £1250
Clever Dixie are a sensational 6-piece Swing Jive band for hire performing a range of popular pop and rock songs with a unique twist. With a line-up of talented...
Vintage Vibes
Vintage Vibes
From £490
Vintage Vibes are an exciting vintage duo who perfectly capture the 1920s era with their effortless renditions of popular jazz, blues and swing classics. Vintage Vibes...
The Gypsy Carnivals
The Gypsy Carnivals
From £880
The Gypsy Carnivals bring the sound of 1930's Paris back to life with their charming selection of gypsy jazz and modern covers. Their...
Prohibition Sound
Prohibition Sound
From £820
Prohibition Sound bring contemporary and classic hits reinvented into charming jazz & swing arrangements! Capturing the 1920s and 30s...
Jamie Berry - Electro Swing DJ
Jamie Berry - Electro Swing DJ
From £595
Fresh-faced producer Jamie Berry is recognised for his musical couplet of shuffling modern beats and vintage swing sounds. Jamie's...
The Hot Club
The Hot Club
From £820
The Hot Club are a swinging, gypsy jazz style acoustic band who deliver infectious rhythms and melodies from this hypnotic genre! This fantastic trio are made up of...
A Touch Of Paris
A Touch Of Paris
From £280
A Touch Of Paris specialise in classic American Swing, French Chanson and Cabaret. With a French born singer whose impressive vocals...
That Old Swing Thing
That Old Swing Thing
From £695
That Old Swing Thing bring you the very best swing tunes from the 20's, the perfect soundtrack for your vintage wedding, party or...
Syndicate Du Swing
Syndicate Du Swing
From £1170
Syndicate Du Swing are an awe-inspiring, speakeasy swing band fronted by three highly talented vocalists. A unique band with an...
Swing Groove
Swing Groove
From £2340
Swing Groove is a Swing Band and a Soul Band, covering all the party classics from Sinatra, Buble and Elvis through to Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder and more! With an...
The Chaser Quartet
The Chaser Quartet
From £935
The Chaser quartet bring you the very best of both worlds; cool, smooth and sophisticated Jazz, as well as dance-floor favourites from...