4 tips for planning a retro themed wedding

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A retro wedding theme is one of the most romantic and popular themes lately. The bygone era of the 1920s, 40s, and 60s has a whole lot of inspiration for couples wanting to make their wedding day even more special. From intricately designed tea cups to vintage, soft-lace bridal wear, each element of the timeless retro theme can add color, class, and appeal to your wedding day.  Here are 4 classic, retro wedding ideas that are apt for this wedding season!

1. Retro-Inspired Wedding Stationery
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The wedding stationery you use will be the first element that will inform your guests about your theme. Make sure your invitation card is retro-styled with old-fashioned fonts, design, and paper. Use vintage stamps on the envelopes to add an extra retro appeal.  In addition, ensure that your wedding escort cards, the guest book, and the thank you cards use matching fonts to further your theme.

2. Picking the Perfect Gown, Accessories, and Jewelrydress-white-decoration-silver
A variety of retro bridal dresses can be found at specialist vintage boutiques and online wedding sites. To get that romantic retro feel, a bride can try using accessories like a crown/tiara, retro-style shoes, and a softly hued bunch of fresh flowers for the bridal bouquet. For jewelry, look for artistic pieces of ornaments or intricately designed filigree rings, art deco bracelets and earrings, or mod styles. One can also try a retro hairdo (think fingerwave curls or hippie-chic braids) for the brides and the bridesmaids.

The groom has several retro options too! Long gone are the days when a morning suit or a tuxedo accessorized with cuff links were the only options to style a man the retro way. Besides a tuxedo, a groom can opt for a waistcoat or suspenders and use accessories like bow ties, cravats, hats, brogues, and a pocket watch. Using old-world fabrics like tweeds, houndstooth, and plaid can also give the groom a retro swagger. The above coupled with a partly gelled hairstyle is sure to raise countless eyebrows on this important day.

3. Your Wedding Transportation
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Move around in style by choosing a wedding car that comes with a retro appeal like a vintage Rolls Royce, Cabriolet, or Mustang. You can also use an old car or a scooter, or even a bicycle to pull out the romanticism of this dramatic era.

4. Hire a Retro Photo Booth
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There are lots of options for renting tintype photo booths, photo booths in VW buses, or old-timey photo strip photo booths for a fun, added bit of flair to your wedding!

Swara Segal is a freelance writer and blogger based in Mumbai, India. She is immersed in the fashion industry and is the go-to-person for trend tips. She has an excellent know-how of various fashion jewelry designs & patterns and the perfect gemstones to go with them. In her free time, she loves to cook for family & friends, and enjoys photographing nature.