Vintage is all the rage for weddings, so why not make it personal?
If you are going for this look for your wedding, there may be some beautiful pieces of glassware and silver in your family that could be used for serving, or simply for decoration, at your reception.
Instead of renting serving dishes, Anna and Josiah used serving dishes like this beautiful silver bowl and vintage plate.
And here’s part of the display that Events Rental and Floral had out at the Conway Bridal Show:
Don’t you just love the little teapot and tea cups? This shows that your vintage china doesn’t have to be used for serving. It doesn’t even have to be big enough for serving. Smaller pieces can add a delightful, dainty touch to your decorations.
If you like this look, but don’t have any vintage dishes readily available (or if you don’t want to risk the family heirloom china with possibly rowdy guests), try checking antique stores and flea markets. Sometimes you can pick up random pieces that are fairly inexpensive. For a more eclectic look, try mismatching pieces, or looking for a variety of pieces that reflect your wedding colors.
If you can use family pieces, it could wind up being a lovely, personal touch that has the added benefit of saving some money.
Other things to look for:
• Cool dishes that they don’t make any more (I love my grandma’s old vintage candy dishes, and she even had a special silver plate with little curved spaces for deviled eggs!)
• Punch bowls, punch servers, cake servers. A cake server used at a mother’s or grandmother’s wedding can be a great nod to tradition.
• Decorative glassware, vases (I’ll be talking about this some more in another post.)
• Remember that vintage doesn’t necessarily mean floral, gilded, and pastel. There are plenty of brightly colored vintage pieces out there! And there are plenty more (think Waterford) that are timeless and classic.
If you use pieces of glassware that are special to you, be sure to let the photographer know so they can be sure to get photos of how those heirlooms were used at your wedding!