A vintage-inspired wedding theme can also have eco-friendly credentials. Here are our top tips for planning a vintage-chic celebration:
Select a vintage era that sets the tone of your wedding.
Try to find a manor for your venue where you can hold the ceremony and the reception. With an antique décor and furniture, a manor will create the perfect ambiance without you having to purchase extra themed decorations.
Wear a gown that has been passed down in your family or from shop second-hand.
Dress your bridesmaids in frocks from vintage stores or have them wear their own dresses.
Dress the men up in their own morning suits or tuxedos. If they don't have one of their own, they could borrow it from a mate.
Use recycled yellow paper and hand write your invitations for an "olde-world" effect.
From antique photo frames to candles made of beeswax or soybean - double these up and use as table cards and as favours.
Arrange for a horse-drawn carriage for your environmentally-friendly transport.
For old-fashioned fare, create a menu that reflects the era of your theme - and ingredients should be free-range and locally grown produce.
For a fun photo opp, take vintage style bikes around a park.