If you've set your heart on a vintage wedding look and want a reception with wow factor, then here are some great ideas and companies that will help you get the look:
Set the vintage tone with mismatching tableware hired from www.vintagetouch.co.uk. As well as the pretty, fine bone china, you can borrow cutlery and delicate lace tablecloths. Hire floral bunting to decorate your reception space, wicker baskets for confetti cones and elegant glass candlesticks to create a romantic lighting. Vintage Touch can provide for weddings of up to 250 guests and it won't cost the earth. Prices start at 35p for a vintage side plate.
For vintage stationery, check out the beautiful Carousel collection by Lily Anna Rose www.lily-anna-rose-design.com. Based on a Victorian circus fayre ticket, the design is finished with a colourful satin ribbon and crystal buckle. For something more demure, take a peek at the oh-so-pretty Rebecca collection embellished with a dainty cream lace trim and sparkling Swarovski.
Don't let your wedding guests leave empty handed. Fill little boxes from Confetti www.confetti.co.uk with sweets and tie with lengths of lace, sourced from a haberdashery shop and topped with a vintage button. You'll find lots of pretty buttons available to buy on Ebay.
Lastly, ask your florist for loose and romantic flower arrangements. This style sits beautifully with the vintage theme. Think mismatching jars and jugs of country blooms. Overblown roses and peonies muddled with foliage are a winning combination. Scarlet and Violet www.scarletandviolet.com are experts at the Vintage look and created fabulous flower arrangements for the White Zone feature in the next issue of Brides (out in December).