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A Vintage Themed Wedding


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.









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 Dessy Group



The Dessy Group has been providing brides with wonderful fashions since 1939. Founded as A & M Rosenthal, the founder Margot Rosenthal began with a focus on bridal dresses and headpieces. In the 1950’s the company expanded to Bridesmaid Dresses as well. Today the company partners with Alfred Sung, After Six, Lela Rose, and other top designers to offer brides the best that bridal fashion has to offer.



The Pantone Wedding

One of the challenges that all brides face when planning a wedding is color coordination. Every designer, every provider, has a different idea of what the ideal hue of blue, green, red, and pink are. While some colors are forgiving if tone is off, others can create a glaring contrast that will throw off even the most magical of days.


When the Dessy Group partnered with Pantone LLC, they offered brides the ability to easily overcome this challenge. They offer a collection of wedding planning tools, the highlight of which is the Chiplette Color Guide. This foldout color palette gives brides the ability to accurate share colors with their bridesmaids and vendors, ensuring a perfect color match. 


Elegance and Grace

What a bride really wants to know from a designer is – what dresses do you have? The After Six wedding collection offers brides elegant designs with flattering silhouettes. The collection offers classic and modernist styles. Destination 1034 even offers Grecian inspiration for brides who want to add classical flare to their weddings. The After Six collection is also affordable, offering brides on a wide range of budgets the ability to enjoy elegance. They dresses are 100% returnable, in the event that something is wrong with sizing or some other unforeseen circumstance occurs. If you are unsure about a material, you can even order a free swatch to help you match materials. Brides who prefer to handle their dresses in person and enjoy the excitement of trying on wedding gowns can also find a Dessy retailer in their area.


The selection of bridesmaids dresses is equally elegant and a perfect complement to the bride. You have elegant choices from Alfred Sung, Lela Rose, After Six, and others. Brides and their bridesmaids can use the Pantone Chiplette fan to ensure that colors match not only their preferences, but the color theme for the wedding. They can top everything off with accessories and gifts from flirty shirts, adorable flip flops – that match the wedding colors – and shoes and handbags.


Planning and Partnership

A bride needs more than just a dress for her and her maids from a designer. She needs a partnership. Dessy offers a variety of wedding planning tools, including assistance with creating a website and designing invitations and other stationary. Dessy’s partners also offer wedding registries, gifts and favors, tradition guides for your bridesmaids, and tips to help make your wedding greener.

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With elegance, style, and beauty, the Dessy Group shows why they have been a leading manufacturer of wedding gowns and other special occasion dresses for over 75 years. From a planner, to a color guide, to elegant dresses, to help creating an eco-friendly wedding, you are sure to find everything you need to create your perfect day.

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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.
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.