Not everybody wants to have a traditional wedding. In fact, they are becoming less and less commonplace as time goes on. People want to make their weddings all about them, more personalised and more fun. One really fun wedding theme, is the retro theme. Retro is coming back with a bang, but there are so many ways you can do it so that it’s personal to you. Here are some fun tips you can use to help you with your planning!
Choose Your Time Period
Retro can mean anything from the 20s to the 50s. You could do a mix and match of multiple eras, but you want to do it on purpose and not just because you didn’t do enough research. Read up and decide on your favourite eras. Choose carefully, as some will be harder to emulate than others.
How Retro Do You Go?
Just how retro do you want to go with your big day? A hint of retro, or all out retro? You don’t really want your wedding to turn into some kind of fancy dress party, but it’s up to you how far you take it with the day. You can make it as subtle or as obvious as you like.
Set The Theme
Set the theme for your big day by sending out retro invitations and RSVPs. Vintage wedding invitations will give your guests a cool little clue of what’s to come.
Choose Your Location Carefully
By choosing a great location, you’ll barely have to decorate at all. You may want to make it suit your chosen era more, but a good location will be perfect for photos and set an atmosphere without doing much. Just about anywhere can make for a good location, whether you choose to have it in a church, hall, castle, or marquee.
Create An Instant Guest Book With Polaroids
Polaroids really help to set the vintage theme, so leave one on different tables or put people you trust in charge of photos. Then you can stick the pictures in an album straight away and ask people to sign beneath pictures. This will be really fun to look back on and perfectly capture the tone for your day.
Dress The Part
Of course you want to dress the part for your big day too. You don’t need to wear a real vintage or retro dress, but you should wear a unique number that suits the theme. Make sure your accessories match too. You could also ask your guests to put a retro spin on their outfits, but again, you don’t want people showing up in fancy dress. Unless you actually do want a full on fancy dress wedding, in which case, that’s your call!
Ready to have a really fun, retro wedding? Use these tips and you’ll create the most perfect day for you and your loved ones. Unique weddings are all the rage, so don’t feel like you should stick with tradition if you don’t want to. Make your wedding suit you and you’ll have a beautiful day!