Stand Out From the Crowd on Your Special Day
Arranging the perfect wedding doesn’t have to be difficult – not with these tips!
Planning a wedding can be stressful, there’s no doubt about it. After all, there’s so much to think about – the dress, the venue, the guest list. That’s before you’ve even thought about things like catering, music and décor! So if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, don’t worry – you’re definitely not alone. The secret to a perfect vintage-style wedding is all in the planning though – but this guide will help to take some of the stress out of it.
Go for a vintage theme
Once you’ve booked the venue and sorted out your marquee, you need to think about how you’re going to fill it. Deciding on a wedding theme is never easy, so here’s an idea – go vintage! The vintage look has never been more popular than right now, and there are plenty of ways you can include it in your own wedding. Try hiring some vintage furniture to create an authentic look, and shop around for accessories that will give your wedding that wow factor. For flowers, go for pretty country-style arrangements rather than anything too polished. Fill the tables with vintage tea cups and cutlery and have tea served from teapots by the waiting staff. Oh, and don’t forget the bunting!
Hire a marquee
British summers are pretty brief, so it makes sense to take advantage of them while they’re here. However, holding a ceremony out in the open is risky – you never know which way the weather will turn! Hiring a marquee means that you can have the best of both worlds. You and your guests can make the most of the grounds in which it’s set, and take shelter for those all-important moments such as the first dance and wedding buffet.
Entertaining your guests
You’ve probably been losing sleep over how to entertain your guests – but stick to your retro theme and you’ll be fine. You could hire a swing band to play music for you all. That’ll be guaranteed to get everyone up and dancing! Speaking of dancing, why not tell your guests to don their best vintage clothes and practise their moves with a partner? The best pair get a prize, and everyone will have fun trying to throw the best shapes! You can always head outside if the weather is nice and play some traditional games too.
Food and drink
Food and drink are integral to the success of a wedding, and it’s important that you get it right. Why not go for some retro-inspired cuisine? An afternoon tea followed by some finger food in the evening is a great twist on a traditional wedding meal, and will be sure to delight your guests. As for the drinks, you can inject some old school magic into those as well! There are so many classic cocktail recipes out there – so why not put together an exciting drinks menu full of those for your guests? Serve your drinks in pretty vintage glasses to complete the look.
Best of luck for your special day!
Now you’ve read about how to make your wedding truly magical, hopefully you’re a little less stressed. The day you say yes to the love of your life will stay with you forever, so you’ll want it to be perfect. By putting in the hard work now, you can look forward to a day that’s full of love, laughter and retro charm.