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A Vintage Themed Wedding

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While traditional weddings have their appeal, adding a theme can make your wedding something more than just your special day. It will stand out as the event of the year for your family and friends, creating memories not only for you and for your groom, but everyone invited.

While some people look to weddings themed after favorite books and movies, vintage weddings offer you the ability to turn your wedding into something special while still maintaining the tradition and formality that makes a wedding beautiful.

Planning a Vintage Wedding

A vintage wedding adds a touch of history to your special day. Whether you simply enjoy the inspiration of older times, or you want to set your wedding theme around a memory or a special “something old,” this style of wedding is unique and rich in both tradition and imagination.

Vintage Decorations

The decorations that you choose for your wedding can help set the mood and atmosphere for your special day. By shopping in second-hand and vintage stores, you can find favors, table toppers, and even serving dishes that have the time-period flare you want for your wedding. The style of wedding cake and topper will also help set the mood for your reception.

For vintage wedding ideas, consider Tabitha Emma and Erika Toth’s weddings. Tabitha Emma’s Vintage Romance wedding highlights how decorations and location help to build the vintage theme. Erika Toth wanted a Southern Vintage Wedding. In keeping with Southern tradition and hospitality, they held the wedding at the home where they met and fell in love. They opted for table decorations that were folk-inspired, casual, and warm. They also included vintage decorations such as vintage oil lamps, antique phonographs for music, and even a fun bride and groom photo stand for guests to take pictures.

Vintage Dress

What you and your wedding party wear for your special occasion will also help set the mood for your vintage wedding. Frock and Frill offers a selection of wedding dresses that will have you looking beautiful and standing out. The Penelope White Embellished Maxi Dress offers vintage style and traditional elegance. The Zelda Flapper Dress offers elegance with a short and flirty design that will have you ready to dance through your reception. You can choose from hundreds of elegant designs for you and your bridesmaids. Combine these dresses with vintage wedding hairstyles and vintage wedding rings, and you have the perfect wedding ensemble.

 

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A vintage wedding is a wonderful way to create a fun and memorable experience for you and your friend and loved ones. Decorations, flowers, cakes, even your wedding shoes, will help set the tone for your wedding. Explore some of the vintage wedding ideas and congratulations on your special day.

The Mother of the Groom

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In a wedding, a lot of attention is paid to the Mother of the Bride. The Mother of the Groom is an equally important role. She is about to take part in a very important day in her son’s life, so it is important that she have an active part in the festivities and feel a part of the new family that is forming.

Her Role in the Grand Affair
motherofthegroomspeeches_bWhile the Mother of the Bride traditionally takes on many of the pre-wedding planning responsibilities, many modern couples are including the groom’s mother as well. If your son is getting married, it is a good idea to let your daughter-in-law to be know that you are ready to assist in any way she and her mother need. You do have some key traditional roles as well.

6a00d83451fe0769e20120a5ba68c0970cOnce the engagement is announced, be sure to invite the bride’s parents over for cocktails or out to dinner. This allows you time to meet and get to know each other. If you already know each other, this is a perfect opportunity to congratulate each other and see what the preliminary plans are for the wedding, and what additional assistance you can offer. You should also arrange a dinner to introduce the bride to the rest of your son’s family.

stephs-hen-partYou will attend the Hen Party and bring a gift. You also have your role at the wedding, such as standing in the receiving line with your son and dancing during the mother/son dance. In addition, you have an important role the day before the wedding: the rehearsal dinner. You and your spouse will be responsible for paying and planning the rehearsal dinner, including sending out invitations and managing RSVPs.

dreamers-wedding-planner-cutting-costsIf you are unsure about what additional roles to take on and want to be sure that you don’t step on anyone’s toes in wedding planning, offer to the bride and her mother to help them manage the invitation list for your side of the family. This can be especially helpful if they are planning a large wedding. You will know the contact and RSVP habits of your family members better than anyone. Offer to gather addresses and make follow up calls to your family members to ensure everyone gets their reply back in time for wedding planning.

What to Wear for the Big Day

The other important thing for the Mother of the Groom to know is what to wear. The Mother of the Groom’s outfit should complement the wedding and coincide with wedding colors. It should also never clash or overshadow the dress for the Mother of the Bride. Traditionally, the Mother of the Bride will contact you to let you know what dress she has chosen, so that you can match color and style appropriately. If she does not contact you, reach out to her so that you can get the information you need. You can also relay the information about color and style preferences to your family members so that wedding guest dresses do not overshadow the wedding party.

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If you are looking for a good way to bond with the Mother of the Bride, consider inviting her for a Mother’s Day Out to shop for dresses and plan hairstyles and make-up. Shopping together means that you both ensure dresses that complement each other and the wedding itself. Getting your hair and make-up done together is a fun and relaxing way to prepare yourself and get to know each other.
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As the Mother of the Groom, you have a very big day ahead of you. Your son is about to begin his life with the woman he loves. Enjoy the day and all of the excitement that leads up to it and congratulations. 

Article Author: Daisy Flipper

Planning your wedding takes thought and strategy



A wedding is a very special occasion for every bride and groom, and a very memorable occasion that will not be easily forgotten by their guests. Planning a wedding has now been made a little easier due to the huge array of “Wedding Blogs” like Brides Down South. However you will still need to plan everything very carefully, and without help this can be very challenging.

Some couples choose to hire a Wedding Planner to organize their big day for them. Hiring a wedding planner can be costly and may take a way the fun and sense of achievement you will get from doing it yourself. If you use our “Wedding Check List” from the very start you will find it far easier to plan things like choosing wedding rings, wedding outfits, the venue and the wedding breakfast. It will take you through a step by step process that you will find easy to follow while achieving the best possible end result. It will prompt you ever step of the way and won’t let you forget things that need to be done in a certain order.  Wedding Dresses 2015 Spring

Generally speaking, DIY wedding planning is the best and most cost-effective way for those who need to keep to a strict and defined budget. There are so many aspects of your wedding that you can make yourself. Given a little time and careful planning they can drastically cut down your wedding expenses plus they let you show your own flare unique touches.
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To keep costs down, you may consider other DIY wedding ideas such as making your own decorations, centerpieces, wedding favors etc. You can get as creative as you want in making your own wedding accessories.
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Planning and preparing for a wedding should start as early as possible, especially if you want to do it yourself and without the help of an expensive “Wedding Planner”. Remember, there are many things that you will need to do and plan for, you will not want to leave everything to the last minute, as this will only make the job difficult and stressful. You want to enjoy this exciting and fun journey you are both taking to make sure your married life starts from a firm and memorable base.
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The Internet is a huge source of ideas and information that will make your wedding planning run smoothly and without mishaps. There are so many websites that specialise in all the different facets that need to be brought together to create your perfect day. You should plan to purchase wedding supplies and accessories from different site that specialise in what you are looking for at the best possible price.

With the help of the Internet, you can also find unique and creative wedding ideas. From different wedding themes, bridesmaids and ushers gifts, wedding favors, reception supplies too many more… name it and rest assured the Internet have it for you. Just always remember to plan early, take time when shopping, and to compare prices, if you follow this simple path you will not go far wrong.