Tips and Tricks for a Vintage-Inspired Wedding

Picking out a wedding theme is a reflection of your personality and style. If you love the vintage wedding look, this blog post is for you! Vintage wedding themes and styling can be very unique and dramatic. Not to mention, vintage pieces embody romance and love. Finding everything to match your timeless style can be time consuming, but that’s where Hitch Studio in Brookings, SD, can help! We are wedding stylists and we can save you HOURS of research and know exactly how to achieve the look you’re going for. In order to make your wedding organization a bit easier, below are the key things you should consider while preparing for a vintage wedding.

Wedding Decor

courtesy of Prairie Lane Vintage Rentals

Your décor is where your vintage look can really shine! Think of ornate serving platters, Victorian vases, and candelabras. All these touches radiate romance. We spoke with Nicole and Matt Gappa, owners of Prairie Lane Vintage Rentals in Sioux Falls, SD, about the impact of incorporating some elegant items into your events.

courtesy of Prairie Lane Vintage Rentals

“What I love about vintage style events is that they are built on memories and traditions that are significant to the guest of honor. Whether you are planning a romantic soiree, bohemian bridal shower, or a modern wedding, vintage decor can create a special connection between you and your guests. The thoughtfully styled details will create an ambiance that shares your story of love, family, and friendship with everyone.”

Nicole Gappa


Invitations are a great way to set the stage for your vintage themed party! Whether or not you have a design in mind, the designers on staff at Hitch Studio can help bring your idea to life. We specialize in crafting the perfect invitation that your friends and family will marvel at. Come in and speak with one our Event Specialists to start the process.

Wedding invitations by Hitch Studio
Wedding invitations by Hitch Studio and Photography by Chelsea Jean Photography

Wedding Dress

Wedding dress shopping gets easier when you’re sticking to a theme. If you’re truly looking for an authentic vintage wedding dress, there are many online retailers as well as boutiques that you can check out (also consider asking family—nothing would mean more than for your Grandma than watching you walk down the aisle in her dress). Brand new bridal gowns can have vintage inspired looks as well (and are typically constructed better than a gown from the past). Just make sure to speak with your consultant about your specific wants! Classic, simple beading or lace sleeves with an A-line silhouette are features that can bring in your vintage look.

courtesy of Prairie Lane Vintage Rentals

Groom’s Outfit

You really don’t need to ask your groom to have entirely vintage attire. However, there are easy ways to style his look by adding details like a waistcoat, suspenders, pocket watch, bow tie, or a vintage hat. Materials of the era can tie in your style as well like tweeds, houndstooth, plaid or velvet.


Accessories are such a fun way to detail your look vintage look! Many antique stores carry jewelry and accent pieces that would be perfect for upping your bridal attire. For instance, a birdcage veil or some adorable peep toe mary janes are fantastic additions to a vintage wedding gown.  

Photography by Chelsea Jean Photography


The perfect transport for such a wedding is a vintage car. No matter what color and logo it has, the most important is that it suits your wedding theme. A vintage car can also serve as great place for photos. Looking to transport the whole wedding party? Renting a trolley would be a fantastic way to get everyone from point A to point B in style. We recommend Vintage Occasions in Sioux Falls, South Dakota!


courtesy of Prairie Lane Vintage Rentals

While choosing the color palette for your wedding, stick to subtle colors and jewel tones. Dusty reds, emerald green, and tranquil blues all look very elegant. Golds, blush pinks, and pops of bright floral can add to the fun. Still undecided on your color pallet? Hitch can help! We have all the latest color trends and knowledge to bring your vision to life. We can also out together some great wedding decoration examples for display, come in and chat with us about it!

Photo by Chelsea Jean Photography
courtesy of Prairie Lane Vintage Rentals

Need more vintage wedding inspiration? Schedule your free one-on-one consultation and tell us all about your vision! We can help decorate for it, order your rentals, set up, take down, return rentals, and help coordinate any part of your wedding. Contact us today!

1 thought on “Tips and Tricks for a Vintage-Inspired Wedding”

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top