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 cakes, fabulous bridesmaid dresses, beautiful bouquets, stylish 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…..
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!
Fun & Feminine Bridesmaid Dresses
Whether floral, preppy or ladylike; think fun and feminine when it comes to your bridesmaid dresses…..
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…..
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…..
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.
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…..
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…..
Gorgeous & Flawless Makeup
No 1950s bridal look is complete without winged eyeliner and a splash of red on your lips!…..
Let Your Shoes Shine
Especially if you for a tea length dress, make sure your footwear is feminine and fabulous!…..
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.
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?
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!…..
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!
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…..
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?
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!
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!
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…..
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!
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…..
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!