The vintage wedding trend shows no sign of abating, and thousands of couples every year
incorporate vintage themes into their big day. There is no shortage of suppliers offering
everything you need for a stunning vintage style wedding, but if you want to add your own DIY
touches to your day, there are many ways to do this. You can also talk to your Gloucestershire
Hotel Wedding Venue such as www.hatton-court.co.uk/gloucester-cotswolds-weddings to find
out if there are any restrictions on what you can and cant use in their venue.
Whether you have your heart set on elaborate displays or just want a simple bunch of wild
flowers on each table, making your own centrepieces is a great way to put your own stamp on
your wedding and save money at the same time.
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart’s site features some beautiful DIY centrepiece ideas, and they are
easily achievable by anyone with basic creative skills. Martha explains that creating a stunning,
overflowing centrepiece is a great way to ensure eye-catching tables while allowing you to keep
the rest of your wedding decor simple.
DIY Wedding Favours
Designing and making your own wedding favours is much more personal than buying off-the-
shelf gifts. You can tailor your gifts to the recipient or include special mementos that reflect the
unique qualities of your day.
To complement your vintage theme, consider buying a job lot of vintage handkerchiefs in which
to wrap your wedding favours. Simply wash and iron them, and then tie them with ribbon around
your favours. Not only will this look pretty at the table, but guests will be able to keep them as a
memento of your wedding. If you’re on a budget, filling the handkerchiefs with truffles or sweets
is a fun touch that won’t break the bank.
When it comes to wedding bouquets, the style you want will dictate how easy it is to do it
yourself. If you prefer an artistic or whimsical look, this is easily achievable. It is a good idea to
practise before the big day so you can experiment with different combinations and
arrangements. Another option is to do away with traditional flowers and use vintage buttons to
create your bouquet. This is an idea that’s gained popularity in recent years, and there are
plenty of tutorials online to help you create a truly one-off bouquet.