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    Ten Fabulous DIYs & Hacks For The Perfect Vintage Wedding

    The term "vintage" refers to an item that is at least 20 years old or more. So, yes folks you could create a radical wedding with a parachute, Hammer pants, checkerboard, bell-bottoms ambiance! Wait, I am like totally combining the wrong decades. Okay, I digress. When we imagine vintage weddings we are most likely thinking 1970s or earlier. Here are ten great ways to combine different more "weddingish" decades in an extraordinary way. The result will be a romantic, days gone by atmosphere that will have your guests showering you with compliments.

    1. Mismatch Vintage China

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    Whether you are having a full sit-down dinner, buffet, or hors d'oeuvres the effect will be stunning. Using Depression glass in different colors creates a more subdued eclectic version of the same idea. If you have time you can start scouring flea markets, thrift stores and yard sales. Mismatched china and glass can also be found on Etsy and Ebay or rented. Find great vintage dishes, vases & candlesticks at The Dusty Wing Vintage and Putnam & Speedwell

    2. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

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    Creating your own romantic lighting for centerpieces, vignettes or gift tables is as easy as 1-2-3. Try this great project at annabooshouse for this and other great DIYs. Find lace supplies and other vintage goodies at Mrs. Depew Vintage and Zoes Olde Shoppe

    3. Tears of Joy, Tears of Laughter,Tears of Happily Ever After!

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    There are several ways to incorporate the "for your tears of joy" idea into your wedding. If you're having an outdoor wedding, my favorite is this vintage hanky version. What a lovely memory for your guests to take home. Arranging the hankies neatly in a vintage basket is another alternative. Find vintage hankies, vases, candlesticks & other fab vintage finds at Tiza Vintage & Cottage Park Vintage

    4. Create Your Own Bouquets

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    Throw a "bouquet party" instead of bachelorette party. A spread of yummy finger foods, flowers, a few supplies & wine make for a great alternative to the traditional blowout. Try sourcing in-season flowers from local growers. If you are lucky enough to possess a green thumb, grow some yourself (plan ahead and have a back-up flower source). You can also supplement with "big box store" flowers or purchase paper paper flowers from Flower Decoration. Great vintage ribbon & other fab finds can be found at Blackbird Antiques & Zoes Olde Shoppe

    5. DIY Hair Accessories from Vintage Jewelry Make Your Own Hairpiece from a Vintage Brooch

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    This DIY by Kristen Bailey on Snapguide is a wonderful way to honor your grandmother or mom. You can use a family heirloom without damaging the brooch! If you don't have a family piece, find one on Etsy. Cool Finds Shoppe, Lady and Librarian & Loretta's Cache have great selections!

    Bridesmaids hair combs would be smashing as well.

    6. Make Your Own Flower Crown Station

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    Would you like to offer an activity for your guests while they wait for the wedding to begin or in between the ceremony and the reception? A flower crown station is a fabulous idea! Great way to use your leftover flowers from your centerpieces & bouquets! Find DIY instructions and other great wedding tools at A Practical Wedding.

    7. Create Your Own Save the Dates

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    Use a vintage postcard from your state or venue to create your save the date cards. They give your guests the basic information about your big day and set the vintage tone of your wedding. Don't want to design your own? Have the Flo at Nifty Printables create them for you!

    8. Fun and Funky Socks for Your Groom & Groomsmen

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    Having trouble finding something unique and fun for you groom and groomsmen? Make a statement with these gorgeous socks! Hand knitted OOAK socks are sure to please for years after your nuptials. Find these socks and other hand knitted originals at LizSox

    9. Vintage Containers for Centerpieces

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    Vintage tea cups, milk glass vases, small tea pots, and tea tins make elegant centerpieces. Use flowers, plant herbs or a combination of both to create a feast for the eyes & nose. Choose fragrant herbs such as rosemary or pineapple sage to add a lovely scent to your eclectic vignettes. Find fabulous vintage tins, baskets, containers and more at MaxsUniquities, Tiza Vintage & The Dusty Wing Vintage

    10. The Dress

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    New or vintage, your dress can have that iconic romantic air just by choosing the right fabric; lace and satin scream of bygone days. These shops carry incredible vintage and retro gowns sure to leave everyone breathless! Find your special frock and beautiful accessories at La Belle Vintage, Cocon Bridal, Basya Berkman Vintage Fashions & Glory by Jeannie Lee