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Vintage Weddings that can save Pounds

Are you looking to hold a vintage wedding but concerned about escalating budgets? Then have no fear. Confetti presents a guide to cutting costs on the vintage style.

Bride and groom vintage wedding


Choose your destination

You’ll want the perfect setting to truly capture that vintage chic look. A country church on a summer’s day, a cottage garden or a rustic barn would be suitable choices but be aware the more luxurious or in demand the venue the more you’ll end up paying. Prices in summer particularly are liable to be at least 25% more than a winter wedding.

Concentrate on the details

Develop your vintage chic theme, or at least your take on it, from one or two centrepieces. These could be table decorations, cherished keepsakes or something you’ve found in a flea market or bric a brac store. Now work out from your centrepiece matching stationery, decorative touches, table arrangements and favours. The vintage style can accomodate any design or culinary skills you have: you could package homemade cakes, sweets and chocolates as favours; you could make your own table decorations or decorate distressed items with vintage trims.

Decorated wedding venue table rustic theme

Get your hands dirty

You can save money creating this theme by salvaging interesting items, sanding down furniture and painting old objects. Start with on theme textures: linen, whitewashed brick, flaking metal, bleached driftwood, warm timber. Concentrate your palette on blush pinks, powder blues and off whites. Contrast natural materials against man-made, washes of thin colour over well-worn furniture, the delicate against the distressed for that shabby chic look.

Rustic theme Vintage wedding card

Vintage Inspired Stationery / Photo Holder with Floral Detail – Aged Green | Contemporary Vintage Small Rectangular Tag, more colours and details online

Save on stationery

You’ll want your invitations, save the date and thank you cards to match your glorious vintage chic theme of course. A professional designer could create bespoke creations for your wedding but that would cost mega money. Why not consider Confetti’s range of vintage style stationery packages that will save money and look fantastic. For an even cheaper alternative, you could get out a calligraphy set and make your own!

White vintage laser cut wedding stationery

Pearls and Lace Locket Luxury Invitation | Contemporary Vintage Personalised Invitation Insert, more colours available.

If all else fails

If your dream wedding day’s budget keeps getting bigger and bigger and you wonder how you’ll ever pay for it all then why not enter our competition to win a whole wedding all expenses paid (up to the value of thirty thousand pounds*). Click here for more details.

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