Retro & Vintage Weddings

When you’re thinking about the type of wedding that you want for your special day, there are a huge number of options that you could choose from. You may find that there is almost too much choice, so it is a good idea to try and take inspiration from wherever you can. One popular choice in recent years has been to have a retro wedding – taking the best bits from the past to make a traditionally “old fashioned” day that both you and your guests will enjoy and remember for years to come.

Once you have decided on your theme, it is important that you let your guests know, as they will need to plan their outfits. You will find that a retro theme gives you a huge scope to explore fashions from years gone by – and many of the guests might even have clothes of their own from the period that you’re basing your theme around.

Not only can your clothes reflect a retro theme, but also the food that you choose to eat. For example, why not use fine china to serve afternoon tea after your ceremony rather than having the normal canapés that are so often served at weddings? This can add to the retro feel, and can also make things feel a lot more sophisticated, giving your guests the chance to play the part that they’re dressed for.

It’s also great to think about how you’re going to dress your venue. You could use bunting, or prints of pictures that are associated with the period. Famous venues such as Warbrook House or Highfield Park are timeless, meaning that if this is where you have chosen to have your big day, you can be sure that your decorative choices will fit in.

Another suggestion would be to base you wedding around the ever increasing popularity of Barn Weddings below is some suggestions in and around Hampshire & West Sussex.

Wedding Barns

Southend Barns

Tithe Barn Petersfield

Farbridge Barn

The Great Barn Titchfield

The Old Dairy Hatherden Farm

Fitzleroi Barn

Bartford Park 

Riverdale Barn

Castle Barn

The Clock Barn

Finally – the music. Nothing sets the scene better than what’s playing in the background, and your Hampshire wedding DJ will help you to choose music that is perfect for your needs. You could either use music that is directly from the period, for example forties, fifties or electro swing, or you could opt for music that is more modern but influenced by the period, by artists such as Paloma Faith, Emeli Sande, Pixie Lott or Caro Emerald.

With so many different choices to be made, you have a real chance to plan a wedding day that can be incredibly fun and memorable. Not only will everybody have a fantastic time, but you will also be able to take some photographs to save the memories forever.