21 Vintage Wedding Ideas That Won’t Break Your Budget

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Vintage wedding ideas aren’t hard to find these days, but it’s sorting through ALL the options that can get a bit draining! So, we combed the internet looking for our favorite vintage wedding ideas to save you a bit of time. 🙂

These 21 vintage wedding ideas could easily work for a daytime garden wedding, a rustic barn wedding, or even a black-tie loft wedding. From cloches to pocket watches, parasols and sheet music, there’s a little something here for every bride and budget.

Are you planning a vintage-themed wedding? Tell us a few of your vintage wedding ideas in the comments section, below!

Tea cups, pots, and tins scream vintage, which means you should definitely consider having at least ONE of these at your wedding for a vintage touch. By the way, tea tins (with tea in them) also make great wedding favors!



Spruce up plain wedding chairs (even the plastic kind!) with dried flowers or lace for an instant vintage feel.

Accessories are a great way to add a vintage flare to your wedding. Having the groomsmen wear vests or vintage pocket-watches or bridesmaids carrying parasols is a fun touch, and of course a vintage hair accessory always looks gorgeous.





Lace, lace, and more lace. Seriously, don’t forget the lace!


Found on Etsy via The Embroidered Bride

Found on Etsy via The Embroidered Bride

Go treasure hunting at local vintage and resale stores for unexpected items that can double as flower vases or other wedding decor. We love these trophies-turned-garden containers!



Same goes for frames and mirrors. You can use vintage frames to display old family photos (what’s more vintage than that?!) or use vintage mirrors as seating charts, menus, or table numbers.

Photo by Heidi at Our Labor of Love| via Ruffled Blog

Photo by Heidi at Our Labor of Love| via Ruffled Blog

Vintage book pages, postcards and sheet music make for great table runners, settings, and decor. Use it liberally! You can also incorporate them into your wedding invitation design to keep the theme going.

Photo by Frost Photography | via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Photo by Frost Photography | via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Photo by Nine Photos

Photo by Nine Photos

Also, putting a cloche over ANYTHING instantly makes a wedding feel more vintage-y. Use them over flowers, desserts, figurines…you name it. Click here to find a ton of glass cloche options.

A hand-painted floral wedding cake lends a definite vintage feel (it also works great in a more rustic setting!)


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