DIY Vintage Wedding Ideas

There are many ways you can add DIY details into your vintage wedding theme. DIY elements always give a wedding a lovely sentimental touch and of course anything do-it-yourself marries beautifully with a vintage era (not to mention the bonus of saving a few dollars at the same time). Here are some gorgeous DIY vintage wedding ideas you can easily incorporate into your vintage theme and bring to life some charming old world style.
DIY Vintage Wedding DetailsPhoto by Jessica Claire
Vintage Save The Dates

When you create save the dates with a vintage theme it sets the tone for your wedding. These inventive vintage save the date cards featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs were created with vintage wall paper and ephemera to create a backdrop for a simple printed calendar highlighting the future wedding date. An assortment of miniature vintage postcards featuring various scenes of the couple’s city were also used to display their wedding website address and wedding date. To complete the whole vintage feel, it was then packaged together with a mini clothes pin – fabulous!  Check out the full DIY project and some cute vintage invitations too.

Vintage Save The Dates

Vintage Brooch Bouquets

Featuring a vintage brooch on your bridal bouquet creates a beautiful touch to your vintage style. In this example, the used her mother’s vintage cameo brooch as the feature her modern bouquet for a vintage inspired look.

Vintage Brooch Wedding BouquetImage via Brenda’s Wedding Blog

This stunning brooch bouquet features pretty vintage jewelry nestled amongst fresh flowers for a dazzling unique bridal bouquet. 

Brooch Bouquet

Whimsical Vintage Tablescapes

Little details are extremely effective when creating a vintage mood or theme and that is exactly what this stunning tablescape featured on Once Wed by talented designer La La Laurie had to offer. Bursting with color and full of whimsy, most of the vintage decor was sourced from vintage stores, thrift shops and markets. On display are adorable blue glass tumblers, delicate demi tass cups and saucers and paper wrapped candle holders, making the wedding table oh so quaint and packed with pretty vintage to boot! Plus, she added a gorgeous vintage purse for extra vintage style!

Vintage Wedding TablescapeImage via Once Wed

This lovely vintage tablescape is a great example of how to achieve a more sophisticated vintage inspired look. Rather than the expense of antique place settings, the bride made DIY fabric menus and displayed them in antique style picture frames. Each wedding table had it’s own vintage fabric design and the menus were attached to napkins with a pretty ribbon.

DIY Vintage Inspired Wedding Decor

DIY Vintage Garlands

Decorating with vintage inspired garlands are a beautiful and extremely effective way to set the mood. Whether you are having a relaxed whimsical soiree or super chic vintage event, you can find a garland to suit. Paper florals, vintage papers and flag bunting add instant whimsy. However, if you are after something more glamorous go for sophisticated laces, crystals or luxurious looking garlands. I adore the white Mexican banners and paper decorations used in this London vintage wedding, and flag bunting just like this in pretty hues is always a winner at any event.

DIY Vintage Wedding Garlands Images via Ruffled Blog / Martha Stewart Weddings

Looking for vintage decor with plenty of glitz and glamour? Then take inspiration from this fantastic backdrop used behind the wedding dessert table.  It was created by draping a variety of materials from a pipe-and-drape stand – rich plum colored fabric, glittering strands of acrylic crystal garland, antique crocheted ribbon and a mix of satin ribbons in ivory, deep purple and bronze satin ribbon combine for a luscious look. This fabulous design comes from this vintage inspired shoot full of great budget friendly DIY vintage ideas.

DIY Glamorous Vintage Inspired GarlandImage via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Vintage Cookie Favor Wrappers

Wrapped in decorative paper these cookie favors are not only easy to make, but pretty as a picture. Fill them with your grandma’s famous cookie recipe and your guests will love you to bits. Head on over to Elizabeth Anne Designs to learn how to create these and other pretty vintage diy projects.

Vintage Cookie Favor WrappersImage via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Vintage Styling Ideas

Gracing many styled events today, is the use of props and furniture from a particular era. You can either hire some great pieces from a prop supplier, or alternatively hunt your local antique and thrift stores for some great bargains. But don’t forget there is a chance you could have fantastic vintage finds right under your nose. Family and friends may have some amazing family heirlooms or collectibles in their possession which would set the scene beautifully for your vintage theme.

DIY Vintage Wedding StylingImage credits: Chandelier, Green & Blue Vintage Bottles, Vintage Suitcases & Books, Vintage Suitcase Card Holder, Vintage Birdcage, Cake Stand, Vintage Tins.

3 thoughts on “DIY Vintage Wedding Ideas”

  1. I think I’m in love – so many gorgeous inspiration pics right there! I especially love those save the dates, I’m almost considering sending them out (even though they’re completely unnecessary) just ‘coz they’re so beautiful!

    1. Thanks, Christine. I agree, those save-the-dates are fabulous – if you love them, I say ‘why not come up with an excuse to use them!’

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