Every bride wants her wedding day to be unique! The trend for vintage weddings and weddings with recycled or DIY crafted decor make that dream easier to achieve, offering the perfect opportunity to add a highly personal touch to the special day. So here are some great wedding ideas to add to your I Do list!
We’ve also got suggestions of terrific wedding gifts that are as unique as the happy couple. If nobody in your family is getting married soon, these gifts would work just as well for a wedding anniversary, and the wedding inspirations would translate to your parties and other entertaining.
These vintage key escort cards are a charming idea for a vintage wedding. Escort cards tell guests which table to look for at the reception, to save everyone wandering around trying to find their table. It looks beautiful and as every key is different, the guests feel very special with their own personal key! They can take the keys home too, as a memento of the day. Hunt at thrift stores and flea markets for old keys, or find old keys or vintage style keys lots on eBay.
Cones made from vintage style wallpaper make pretty containers for your confetti, rice, or even for rose petals to shower over the happy couple! Use paper punches from a crafts store to decorate the cone tops, and tuck the cones in an old-fashioned floral tea cup. Andrea at eWedding.com gives more ideas for a vintage wedding theme.
I love these DIY paper fortune cookies! They look exquisite and you can personalize the ‘fortunes’ with a wish from the newlyweds. Find some decorative paper and follow the simple instructions on how to make the fortune cookies.
For other crafty ideas, check out these 101 tutorials for hand-crafted wedding ideas. Tutorials include how to make a vintage tea tin ring holder, an heirloom brooch bouquet, and free vintage ‘Save the Date’ postcards to print out with your own photo.
This pair of vintage French nightstands or bedside tables dating to 1930 would make a unique wedding or wedding anniversary gift. Carved in the Brittany style, one chestnut bedside table boasts a female figure on the cabinet door, and the other a male figure. It’s the perfect his-and-hers gift!
Dating to 1880, this unusual antique Chinese traditional “Wedding Suitcase” would have been used by a new bride to transport her belongings to her new home with her husband’s family. You can bet that a modern American bride would love it too, as storage for personal items. You can also bet that this one-off gift will not go the way of the six duplicate toasters…
Eat, Drink and Be Married! This fabulous 1930 French Brittany style full-size bed is finely carved with a scene of merry country folk rejoicing and dancing across the footboard. Figurines of a man and a woman gaze out from the corners. The solid chestnut bed is a celebration in itself, and with such a happy vista surrounding the newlyweds, sweet dreams are guaranteed!
Do you have any inspirations for a crafty or vintage wedding or even any photos of your own wedding to share? Tell us about it in the comment box below!
Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with Aimee on Google+ or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!