Going truly vintage for your wedding decor or favors can get quite pricey. That is, if you’re going for the real thing! Luckily, you have the option to go ‘faux vintage’ or ‘vintage style’ that simulates the look you want by combining new or recycled items with thrift store, flea market, and antique shop finds. And with minimal effort, too! Take a look at these 5 quick and pretty projects you might consider for your wedding.
1 – Old family wedding photos always provide a sentimental touch at your ceremony or reception. Why not display these special images in vintage glass bottles or jars as part of vignette-style centerpieces, your guest book table, or your wedding cake display? Image from Apartment Therapy.
2 – To give as bridal shower favors, you could assemble clever ‘spa in a jar’ favors out of mason jars filled with pampering treats. The vintage aspect could come via the fancy labels you attach with ribbon. Find this great idea at The Gunny Sack!
3 – Tea tins make the loveliest vases for shabby chic-inspired arrangements. Your grandma or mom may have a couple, or you could find some at your neighborhood thrift stores and antique shops. Then, simply fill these tins with blooms from the farmers’ market or your very own garden! Visit Intimate Weddings for full details.
4 – Raise your glasses with a bit of humor using toasting flutes ’dressed up’ as the bride and groom! All you need are bits of ribbon, tulle, buttons, and some bling. Would make a cute wedding keepsake, too! See the DIY at Le Zoe Musings.
5 – Vintage keys have been hugely popular at weddings. Here, they’re paired with escort cards mounted on a lace-lined antique frame. Easy to assemble, but definitely high on ornate style! See the lovely details of this real wedding from Pinterest via Kathryn Edmonds’ board of her wedding day.