Do You Want to Be a Fifties Bride?

Every day is Throwback Thursday when it comes to retro weddings with vintage-inspired details. From the 1920s all the way to the 1980s (where are our ’90s weddings?!), we’re loving this retro wedding style. Here are some of our very favorite retro bridesmaids, 1940s elopements, birdcage veils, pillbox hats, polka dots, Frank Sinatra impersonators, and classic cars.

Planning your own retro-style wedding? Pick your era, get nostalgic, and find your retrograde inspiration below. 

Full of cheer, retro weddings are vintage’s sassy cousin with plenty of color, pep, and personality!  Here are ideas for your own retro-themed bash!

Nifty Fifties

Go Tea Length

If you want an instant retro look for your wedding  day, that means a tea-length wedding gown.  Thankfully, this length and silhouette is generally very flattering (petite brides, make sure to hem your dress a wee bit shorter than a mid-calf length).  As an added bonus, a dress like this will make it easy to show off your adorable peep toed kitten heels!

Although lace is generally the most signature fabric with retro wedding dresses, you can also use other details like illusion necklines, columns of tiny buttons, and scalloped edges to add extra style.

Although dresses of this era were often available in muted tones of nude, blue, and blush, brides who want extra color can add brightly colored crinolines underneath their voluminous a-lines!

Whether you are thinking Audrey-esque tea length, or floor length and fabulous like Jacqueline Bouvier, be sure to go full skirted and feminine! 

Let Your Shoes Shine


Especially if you for a tea length dress, make sure your footwear is feminine and fabulous!

Perfectly Coiffed Hair

There was just something about the fashion of the 1950s that meant women always looked so together and neat! So whatever style or updo you choose make sure your hair is as graceful as your gown…..

Gorgeous & Flawless Makeup

No 1950s bridal look is complete without winged eyeliner and a splash of red on your lips!

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