It seems as though every bride we talk to these days is seriously considering a vintage wedding. It’s one of the most on-trend styles to plan a wedding around, with some companies solely focusing on the antiquity and uniqueness that a vintage affair can bring to the table – it can be extraordinary. And the endless ideas and choices on Etsy make that dream even easier to obtain and make a reality.
From making retro-inspired bridal accessories to creating lace gowns that sing to the hearts’ of decades passed, there are so many ways to lay the foundation for a wedding that pays homage to the fashion of our histories. There are even vintage-style photographers and wedding planners to choose from – it’s a genre that’s here to stay.
So where do you buy all the things you need for your vintage wedding? Simple. Etsy is the place; there is no better place online to make unique ideas become reality. From homemade goods to true vintage pieces, there’s jewelry, gowns, veils, decor, centerpieces accents, and more up their sleeves. Here are our Etsy picks:
This is a true vintage wedding gown from the 1970s and a beautiful example of the amazing pieces one can find while perusing the Etsy site. This piece is in incredible condition with a bohemian spirit that current brides will love. It also features stunning lace and floral appliques as well as a flowing train.
There are a lot of handmade pieces that speak to the vintage-loving hearts as well – including this personalized, wooden photo album. This would be an amazing gift for the couple or one that they can purchase for themselves and keep their antique-branded memories inside. It’s a heartfelt (and stylish) twist on a traditional piece.
Even your favors could have a vintage flair – and that’s where these pun-worthy matchboxes come in handy. The couple’s names and event date can be seen on the back of the box. They can easily be personalized with colors that match your own event as well.
Anytime wood comes into the mix, there’s a definite organic and vintage appeal that’s given off. Not only are these pieces perfect for photo-ops but they’re great for gifting to your ladies in waiting. They’ll help bring your “shabby chic” vision to life and come full circle.
Sweetly traditional, this sign is hand-painted with beautiful calligraphy letters. The wood is stained with a dark walnut so the phrase pops nicely and the overall look coincides with a romantic, vintage vision. It’s the perfect way for ring bearers to strut their stuff down the aisle and honor the bride.
Another way to add some vintage stylings to the day’s spread would be with chalkboard accents. These chair accessories are just one – of many – ways to make that happen in a budget-friendly and DIY-ready way. Just buy, download, and print!
To really start off the event in a way that fits your vintage dreams – make sure your invitations fit the mold as well. This collection will help you do that in a way that’s both romantic and thoughtful. These New Orleans bits are artistic and looked to be plucked right out of the early 20th century.
This piece of reception decor works well for those with a cottage-esque or French countryside vision. Both blend well with strictly vintage style and can be used as the basis for a variety of unique accessories to fill the spaces of your event. This “eat, drink, and be married” piece is a wonderful way to label the party area.
We’ve seen what we give the bridesmaids as a vintage-inspired gift – but what about these groomsmen? These ammo cans will definitely do the trick! They’re easily personalizable and you can fill them with just as personalized gifts for each of your men.
We’re big fans of wood when it comes to vintage wedding materials and that’s no exception when it comes to the guest book. Instead of the classic signed papers – go with something outside-the-box. This wedding tree guest book has enough room for all your loved ones to sign and become a part of your newest piece of art for the newlyweds’ home.
And finally, this vintage-style wedding gown is a handmade piece. Not only can you get true vintage gowns through Etsy, but you can have designs made especially for you with a certain decade or size in mind. This one is perfect for those that are inspired by 1940’s silhouettes or 1970’s trends.