Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s Wedding

So, having looked at the most perfect bridal hair accessories, delightful wedding cakesfabulous bridesmaid dressesbeautiful bouquetsstylish looks for Grooms and chic wedding dresses we come to the end of this series of 1950s themed Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons! But I think I have left the best to last, because there could be no more fitting finale than a roundup of 20 details and finishing touches that will ensure your 1950s inspired wedding is truly fabulous…..

20 Must Haves Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s Wedding

A Fabulous Wedding Dress

Whether you are thinking Audrey-esque tea length, or floor length and fabulous like Jacqueline Bouvier, be sure to go full skirted and feminine! And if you love the style of this era there are plenty more 1950s inspired wedding dresses for you to take a look at this earlier post in the series. Or if it’s a tea length dress in particular you are after then you will love this roundup of 25 of the most utterly gorgeous tea length gowns you will ever lay your eyes on!

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingJustin Alexander

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingAnne Barge

 

Fun & Feminine Bridesmaid Dresses

Whether floral, preppy or ladylike; think fun and feminine when it comes to your bridesmaid dresses…..

Tea Length Bridesmaid Dresses - 20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingPhotography Paula O’Hara via One Fab Day

 

The Perfect Accessories

We all know what wonders the right accessories can do to an outfit, and it’s no different when it comes to your wedding day…..

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingBHLDN, photography by Jodie Chapman via SMP

 

A Snazzily Dressed Groom

No slouch will do for a 1950s inspired wedding, so have your man looking suave and sophisticated! For more 1950s inspired ideas take a peek at this post or you will find plenty of vintage inspired looks for your groom & his groomsmen here…..

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingVine & Light

 

A Beautiful Bouquet

Bridal bouquets were as graceful, charming and elegant as the fashion of the time – so we’re talking dainty hand-tied posies and neat cascading and oh so chic!….. For more bouquets perfect for a 1950s inspired celebration, take a peek here.

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingPhotography by Hannah Duffy via LMD

 

Start Proceedings with your Stationery

Remember your stationery is the first glimpse your guests get of the day you have planned, so let your invitations tell them just what they are in for…..

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingLetter Box Ink on Etsy

 

Perfectly Coiffed Hair

There was just something about the fashion of the 1950s that meant women always looked so together and neat! So whatever style or updo you choose make sure your hair is as graceful as your gown…..

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingMatthew Christopher

 

Gorgeous & Flawless Makeup

No 1950s bridal look is complete without winged eyeliner and a splash of red on your lips!…..

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingMakeup by Lucky, photography by A Brit & A Blonde via Grey Likes Weddings

 

Let Your Shoes Shine

Especially if you for a tea length dress, make sure your footwear is feminine and fabulous!…..

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingBetsey Johnson, photography by  Terri Baskin via SMP

 

A Veil to Hide Your Blushes (and tears!)

Because when else in your life will you have the chance to wear a veil??….. Of if you’re not convinced by a veil (I know I never was and so chose not to wear one) you might find something you like in this post of equally fabulous alternatives.

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingErika Gerdemark via SMP

 

Ceremony Decor

Add a touch of vintage charm to your ceremony with some old church pews or mismatched vintage chairs….. Or for something a little more fun and funky, how about this?

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingTaylor Lord via SMP

 

Vintage Hankies for the Happy Tears

There will be tears, and what better way to catch them than some super cute vintage hankies? Which, will also make the perfect favour for your guests!…..

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s Wedding AJ Dunlap via Wedding Chicks

 

Reception Decor of the Era

Pieces such as vanity cases evoke the era and are perfect for decorating your reception – they make great props for your portraits too!

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingKayla Adams & Co. via Wedding Chicks

 

Rock-a-billy Table Names or Numbers

Add a little Rock-a-billy to your reception with records for table names – or use them as chargers for a more elegant and subtle look…..

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingRock’n’Roll Bride

 

Delicate Table Decor

A lace table runner is a super sweet addition to any wedding table. Or if lace is a little out of your budget how about a DIY creation out of doilies?

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingErich McVey Photography via SMP

 

Vintage China Table Settings

Whether mismatched, co-ordinated or completely eclectic, vintage china in all of its forms is the perfect way to add some 1950s charm to your celebration!

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingRaquel Leal via French Wedding Style

 

Fancy or Floral Wedding Cake

If the classic white icing so popular in the 1950s doesn’t tickle your tastebuds, go with something fancy and floral, or go quirky with a fun cake alternative, or have some fun with a kitsch topper!

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingRosalind Miller Cakes

 

Photobooth Fun

There’s something about a photobooth that even the most camera shy can’t resist! They always create some of the most candid, fun and fabulous photos…..

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s Wedding Stewart Leishman via Chic Vintage Brides

 

A Band to Keep the Dance Floor Full

Rock’n’roll classics will be loved by young and old alike and are sure to get the party swinging!

20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingGypsies of Bohemia, photography by Taylor & Porter via Chic Vintage Brides

 

A Stylish Exit

After the confetti has been thrown,wedding cake cut and the sparklers have gone out, it will be time for you and your husband to make your exit, so make it as true to the 50s and as unforgettable as the rest of your day with a vintage car…..

Getaway Car - 20 Must Haves & Finishing Touches for a Fabulous 1950s WeddingJessica Burke Photography via SMP

Wow, a wedding with all of these things would be quite something! Now if you have love the 1950s, you might want to linger here on Chic Vintage Brides a little longer and take a look at some real brides and their 1950s inspired weddings. Such as this Woodland delight had a high tea reception and this sweet intimate celebration. And for even more ideas, take a peek at this charming 1950s inspired shoot in lavender!

And if the fifties just aren’t your style, do take a peek back at the last series. It was packed full of Art Deco styling that would have made Mr Gatsby himself jealous!

 

Amy

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