Vintage & Economical Weddings Are Back in Style

A return to simpler times has made its way into planning weddings. Thousands of brides are planning weddings that mimic the 20s, 50s or 70s rather than the 21st century. This vintage era planning does not mean they are giving up on beauty or style. It is about paying homage the the environment and dealing with the turmoil of our current economic times.

Vintage wedding gowns

One of the biggest ways brides are mimicking these period style weddings is with their wedding gowns and veils. Brides are shopping vintage stores and consignment shops to uncover treasures such as birdcage veils and feathery caps. Dress styles from these bygone eras are also making a comeback. Some brides are donning their mother's or grandmother's dresses, while others are having the dresses designed to look like a 20s, 50s or 70s style gown.

Sustainable flowers

Flowers play a vital role in the wedding ceremony and reception. There are meanings behind each and every flower used in a wedding. For brides doing their part to save the environment, millions of sustainable flowers are used in wedding ceremonies around the world.

Smaller and more intimate affairs

The size of wedding celebrations has shrunk back in time as well. Brides and grooms are throwing smaller and more intimate affairs than have been seen in recent years. Bigger isn't always better, so brides and grooms are focusing more on the quality of their relationships with their guests rather than how many wedding guests they can fit in a room.

Some brides are creating an experience for their guests that fit in with their era theme. Brides crafting their wedding on the 1920s are ordering props for their guests such as long pearl strands and feather boas for the women and fedoras for the men. Photographers are capturing the dress up and offering guests sepia colored photos in frames as favors.

Themes are always a great way to plan a wedding. The recent trend of planning a vintage wedding is in full swing. It's about stepping back into a simpler time in the 20s, 50s or 70s and taking your guests back with you to create an experience they'll never forget.

About The Author

Kristie Lorette is a freelance writer and marketing consultant that specializes in the wedding industry. As a former wedding and event planner, she also offers tips, tricks, and advice for planning weddings on her blog Weddings Diva. You can read Kristie’s blog at or learn more about her writing and marketing services at