The perfect DIY Vintage Wedding, handy tips to keep your costs down.

It's beginning to look a lot like Wedding season.........................every where you go..........................and the people that you meet and families that you greet at the old...........!!!!! What the?????

Yes it is that time of year again, when Brides are frantically trying to organise the finishing touches to their special day.  If you are anything like me (thrifty) you will be doing a lot of it yourself, including the styling, so I thought I'd share some of my simple styling tips that will help you get the look you want at the price you can afford.

me, happy with how it all turned out!
I recently had the very special honour of styling Jade And Dale's stunning Vintage Wedding at Mango Hill Farm with Little Vintage Days. The photos shared here are my behind the scenes shots of the set up. To see the Photographers styling and Wedding Shots in a couple of weeks, sign up by email on the right side bar.

round hessian table mat.

Table Dressings. Hessian makes anything look Vintage and Rustic. You can buy if by the meter from Bunnings and Spotlight to make your own table runners. You don't need to sew, all you have to do is cut the shape with scissors, whether long rectangular table runners or circles. So simple and gorgeous!
circle hessian mats in the middle of a white table cloth gives a real rustic vintage look.
I actually really loved the tables with just a simple feature in the middle before all the other items were added. Jade made these gorgeous succulent bird cages herself!

handmade bunting around whole marquee

I love me some Bunting!!  There is nothing better then a simple triangle bunting to add some Vintage Charm to your wedding....and it is so easy to make. Trust me if I can make you can too!!. 
Fabric Bunting All you need to do is find some gorgeous material (you can use old tea towels, cushion covers, sheets), chop them into triangles (24cm x 25cm x 25cm) then place them onto long ribbon. I use Twill which looks like shoe lases but wider, but you can use Bias Binding, ribbon of old lace, ribbon of silk or cotton. You can buy these from Spotlight, local sewing shops or go hunting at an Op shop. Anything that is about 2cm wide, so you can fold it over the top of the triangles. Jade made her triangles double sided but you can just do one sided to save time and money. Just hang them print side facing.

Now you have your ribbon, fold it over to make it about 1cm wide, then iron (turn iron to cool if using silk ribbon). Place the top of the fabric triangle (24cm bit) into the folded ribbon and sew it in place. If you don't sew try using double sided sticky tape or craft glue to keep the triangles in place. I love using left over hessian for triangles to give a really rustic feel.

Top Tip: If you are making a lot of bunting, just like Jade did, leave a 10cm space between each triangle, otherwise the bunting will kill you!
paper bunting
Paper Bunting. Print out what ever letters you need on your computer, cut them into the shape you want, punch two holes in each panel then thread string, jute or thin ribbon through, too easy!!

Top Tip: Use Cardboard paper to reduce chance of ripping while decorating.

Props Using little props on the tables make beautiful Vintage features and are great conversation starters. Use old books, phones, cameras, small typewriters, spectacles, doilies, old letters or envelopes.

Top Tip: Op shops, second hand shops and grandmas house are great places to find these treasures. Antique centers will definitely have these but you will have to pay more. You can hire all these gorgeous Vintage props through Quirky Comforts, just send me an email for a price list.

Flowers You can buy bunches of flowers from your local farmers markets, cut them to the right length and take off most of the leaves, pop one or two into different sized glasses, bottles and vases. This is one simple way to add colour with a Vintage feel and doesn't cost a bomb!

Top Tip: Op shops have tons of old vases and jars. You can also hire a huge selection of Vintage bottles, jars and vases through  Quirky Comforts, just send me an email for a price list.

DONE............................ Want more? Make sure you sign up by email (right side bar) so I can send  you the full Photo and Style shoot in two weeks!

gorgeous styling by Little Vintage Days

List of Vendors from this Wedding
Wedding Venue Mango Hill Farm
Stylists and Vintage props Little Vintage Days and Quirky Comforts
Florist Willow Bud
Chinaware, glassware and silverware FancyTea Hire
Reception Marquee and chairs Perrys Hire
Event Planning Lovebird Weddings
Lounges, Chandeliers and Decor Moments in Vintage
Wedding Cake The Cake that ate Paris
These Photos by me, real photos coming soon by Julian Beattie photographer

Cheers banana ears
sneak peak of ceremony

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