How to Give Your Wedding a Vintage Look
By Marley Majcher
Giving your wedding a vintage look can sometimes be tricky and needs to be carefully planned through several sources of inspiration. Learn where to find great vintage looks and ideas with the help of a celebrity event planner in this video on wedding planning.View Transcript
Hi, I'm L.A. based celebrity event planner Marley Majcher, and today I'm here to talk to you about a few ways you can give your wedding a fabulous vintage look. Okay, there are a ton of different ways out there that you can do it, and in all of my years in event planning, I've seen quite a few. Some executed really well, some not so much. Definitely can go pretty cheesy in this direction if you don't do it right. So here are some of my top ways to give your wedding a fabulous vintage look. First of all, go through magazines, websites, blogs are a fabulous source of inspiration. Start printing things, cutting them out, and collect a collage of different things that inspire you. Then try and pick one, and use it as your jumping off point. So if you pick a fabulous candelabra, or one particular candlestick that you've just fallen in love with, try to carry that through the whole rest of your look, so everything looks really good and cohesive. The next thing you want to do is consider unique centerpieces. We've got this giant bronze Revere bowl, which often comes in silver, kind of more interesting being in bronze. And then the fun thing is, you could fill this with flowers, you could fill it with vegetables, you could fill it with one type of fruit. You could even fill it with candy, and have all kinds of abundant overlapping things looking fabulous in terms of the decor, and you can different colors and shapes, or just stick with one monochromatic theme. The last thing that I love that's totally readily available are these mint julep cups, and mint julep cups are really fun because you can create a collection of small mint julep cups as well as bowls, and make them into kind of a scattered arrangement. Or, you can take them and just create, just put one bloom, have them be really simple. A lot of times you can rent them, so that's a great way to get a vintage look on the cheap. Or, don't forget to shop your favorite secondhand store or thrift store. Sometimes you'll get some amazing finds. And as long as you're really consistent with how you pull your design and your, what I call a through line, through the event, your vintage theme will look fabulous and really well put together. So, I'm celebrity event planner Marley Majcher from ThePartyGoddess.com, signing off on all of your tips for a fabulous vintage wedding.
About the Expert
Marley Majcher is the CEO of The Party Goddess!, a nationally acclaimed full service event planning and catering company that originates all aspects of large scale functions including menu planning, cuisine preparation, prop styling, floral design, furniture and accessory rentals, staff hires and music. Since the company's beginnings in 1992, her client list has included Earthlink, Cedars-Sinai, Georgetown University, Art Center College of Design, Rusnak Automotive Group, San Diego Polo Club, See's Candies, Cal Tech and Whole Foods Market.
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