Having a vintage theme for your wedding is really popular with brides at the moment. It’s a styling trend that has been going strong for a few years now and it seems that no-one can resist the lure of pretty bunting fluttering in the breeze, artfully mismatched vintage crockery and hand-tied bunches of meadow flowers.
At Rio Lounge we love helping brides to create a vintage look for their wedding day. Our giant silver lanterns are great for creating a warm candlelit glow on a summers evening or, if you are going for a more glamorous take on the vintage theme, what could be better than our large light up marquee letters to bring a touch of 1920’s Hollywood style to your big day?
There’s a lot of wonderful suppliers out there who can help you create the perfect vintage wedding. From vintage ice cream vans to authentic vintage wedding dress shops – but we know that it can be time consuming to research this especially when you probably have so many questions to ask as well as a million other things to organise!
That’s why we love wedding fairs. They are a brilliant way for brides and suppliers to connect with each other. You can meet vendors face to face and get to see examples of their work. With everything in one place they are great for saving time and are often a fantastic way to find out about special deals and brand new products.
We’ve rounded up some of the best vintage wedding fairs happening over the coming months so why not go along and see for yourself how fantastic they are?
This is one of the longest established wedding fairs and this year’s fair, held in the gorgeous surroundings of the Royal Pump Rooms, should be an amazing experience for brides and grooms. There will be special areas dedicated to festival chic, outdoor style and DIY weddings. The first 100 brides to book tickets will also receive a free bottle to fizz to celebrate in style.
21st September, Leamington Spa, Royal Pump Rooms
This is a ‘must go to’ event for all vintage brides to be! With over 400 vintage wedding dresses from 1920’s to 1970’s style there’s something for every bride. This fair aims to showcase the best of British vintage exhibitors and was the winner of the best vintage wedding fair prize at the National Vintage Awards 2013.
14th September, Cambridge, Cambridge Guildhall
21st September, Harrogate, Old Swan Hotel
9th November, London, Chiswick Town Hall
This innovative wedding fair is ideal for fashion forward brides who want something cool, quirky and a little bit different for their wedding day. This is the 8th Curious Wedding Fair and each year they are on the lookout for exhibitors who offer unique wedding products which help couples celebrate who they are on their big day.
8th February, Norwich, St Andrews Hall
Chosen Wedding takes a fresh look at vintage wedding fairs. Sparkle and smiles are the words of the day – and with a range of local designers and vintage talent brides are sure to leave feeling uplifted and inspired.
5th October, Bristol
19th October, London