Our Top Tips For Styling The Perfect Vintage Wedding Reception

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So you’ve got your heart set on a vintage style wedding. You have found the perfect dress and given your Maid of Honour a nudge in the direction of The Beauty Artist for all things hen party related. You’ve booked the stylist who’ll transform your hair and beauty on the big day, and your venue was probably booked long ago. Now, all that’s left to do is to take care of those little finishing touches that’ll bring a dash of a bygone era to proceedings. Here are our top tips when it comes to styling your wedding venue.

   Rather than opting for the usual gilded guest book, hire a retro typewriter and have your guests type their messages instead.
❤   Collect your wedding cards in a vintage suitcase, rather than the usual post box or wishing well.
❤   Vintage tea tins can be cheaply and easily filled with candle wax to create really quirky table decorations.
❤   Scour charity shops and car boots for vintage china. Don’t worry about matching sets; the mix and match look is what makes this chintzy style work so well.
❤   Place single stem flowers in sweet vintage vases and group several together. Perfect for English country garden style weddings.
❤   Request that all of your guests plan their outfits to a vintage dress code. Even the fellas will love getting involved with a touch of tweed, waxed moustaches, bow ties and braces. And there’s no feminine figure vintage style doesn’t flatter!
❤   Make sure that getting to the church on time involves some form of funky vintage transport. The VW Camper Van is eternally popular but there are other options too, from matching pastel Lambrettas and classic Minis, to the Gatsby-style Beauford.
❤   Summer weddings = summer sun! Save everyone’s eyes in style, by filling a basket with retro sunglasses for the guys and gals
❤   Hire a mixologist or two to concoct vintage cocktails for guests. It’s a great way to pass that awkward hour or so between the ceremony and reception, whilst the bride and groom are being photographed
❤   Hire your hair and beauty team for the whole day, and have them transform guests into vintage starlets. Now that’s what we call a powder room!
❤   Book a vintage tribute band or hire a specialist DJ to play the hottest hits of your chosen era. Better yet, hire a jukebox and let guests pick their own playlists

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