Are ‘vintage’ weddings a dying breed of wedding? There seems to have been a lot of mumblings in the wedding world recently that ‘vintage’ weddings are has-been, over-done, contrived and a ‘trend’ that is on its way out. As someone who’s never really been that fussed by trends, it got me wondering if this is really the case.
The lovely Helen at Doily Days was the person who planted a seed in my mind about whether I had an opinion on this subject when an email popped into my inbox last week. So I decided to get in touch with some of the businesses listed on the directory who hire out vintage crockery and accessories for weddings. I wanted to know what they thought.
Jenna from Wren’s Tea Party told me that couples should do what they want: I don’t think that brides-to-be should feel that a vintage vibe is ‘so last year’ if that’s what they want. Weddings are very personal occasions and should reflect a couple’s personal style. People’s homes are also a reflection of their style – our home is a mixture of old and new things, we have lots of vintage furniture and accessories as well as newer pieces. My wedding was therefore a reflection of our love of good design and vintage pieces, it wasn’t about following a trend.
I think Jenna’s completely right that weddings should reflect you as a couple, and not just themed to a trend or what you might be told is in fashion. Like Jenna, our home is a mixture of old and new, which is naturally what our wedding turned out like – if the great-and-the-good of the wedding industry had told me that glamorous and oppulent weddings were in last year I wouldn’t have styled my wedding that way. It wouldn’t have been ‘us’ as we don’t live that way or love those sorts of things.