How to Style a Vintage Wedding | Maggie’s Quick Tips

For Maggie Lord, author of the book Rustic Wedding Chic and editor of the blog, Vintage equals Freedom. Her favorite wedding look is the mix and match look. It’s a little bit country and a little bit rustic, and taken together become a lovely vintage chic wedding. She also loves  great flea market finds, which can be so original and be found at such a reasonable cost.

vintage lace wedding dress hem

Getting a cohesive look

  • Use white as a base. It works well as a vintage wedding. You can add interest with subtle pops of color. If white isn’t your style use a neutral palette as a base. Or even just one color with small accent colors added in.
  • Edit! Less is more! If you think hanging pictures on a wall will look fun, hang 5-10. If you try to hang 25 it’s going to look cluttered.
  • If you’re trying to bring in a fun detail, like candy, use clear containers that won’t compete with the rest of the decor.

vintage key invitations

Dealing with Decor for Destination Weddings?

  • If you’re going to be visiting your destination several times, go ahead and source locally if you can , but only if you have  a place to store the items. Otherwise, hire a wedding planner.
  • Take pictures of everything you buy at your destination. It’s easy to do a bunch of shopping at your destination, forget about your purchases, and then buy more stuff in your home city. The worst is when you simply buy more of what you already have.
  • If you’re getting married in a destination , and you’re only going to where you’re only going to visit once before the wedding, it doesn’t make sense to  source locally by your self.
  • If your within drive distance  pack your decor with you. If you have to, split it up among bridesmaids, parents, and family.
  • You can always ship, however, consider the risk of things getting lost or broken.

vintage centerpieces with mason jars and old keys


Images from Ashley Marshall Photography via Rustic Wedding Chic