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Antique Wedding Theme

Antique, vintage style weddings are still a very popular trend with new couples getting married. The wonderful thing about the theme is that generally speaking, it’s very cost effective and if you are a DIY project lover, it’s going to be right up your street. Think about raiding your attic or your family’s attics for antique bits and pieces and family heirlooms that are simply sitting there collecting dust! Go to auctions, look on swap websites and dare we say even skips, for fabulous antique finds you can work on up-cycling and incorporating into your wedding day.

You can use antique style finds in lots of different ways, from general props you can put around the venue and grounds and use to great effect in your pictures, but you can also add them into your table décor and table plans too, as well as in the wedding room itself.

If you’d like to get in touch to discuss your upcoming wedding plans and décor, then please don’t hesitate to email or phone me.

 

Backdrops
Think about setting aside an area of your wedding venue as a little antique hub which you can use for photos and to further enhance you theme. Backdrops are a great way to do this, think old doors, frames, screens, palettes, chairs, small tables and even lamps etc. You can pick many of these up from auctions and swap or give-away-free websites.
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Props
If you find some antique pay dirt in your attic or your family’s attics then why not use them as props for your wedding photos or for using around the grounds or other rooms around the main reception area of your wedding venue? Think about having a gramophone or an old bicycle. An old desk fan or cash register can work as a stunning prop too.
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Centrepieces
You can have a lot of fun with antique style centrepieces at your wedding tables. Think about piles of old books, vintage style jugs or jars? Old cameras, typewriters, vintage style weighing scales, bird cages, vintage tea sets or teapots to name but a few. Arrange them with your table numbers and flowers for maximum impact.
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Room Décor

Dotting vintage style pieces around the wedding room can cement your theme and look stunning. Think about using lots of vintage tins and jars. Stacks of old suitcases, wheelbarrows or antique buckets for drinks, old fashioned watering cans to name but a few.
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Wedding Photobooth Fun

Having a photobooth at your wedding equals guaranteed fun and laughter! For many couples, their official photographer will be done and dusted by the time the meal is fully underway and the dancing begins. The beauty of a photobooth is that it gives you the chance to get different sorts of photos of your guests and pictures of different groups of guests when they are fully relaxed and ready to have some major fun! Props are a must for photobooths; from funny moustaches, to signs, to big lips, glasses, wigs and anything else you can think of that might elicit a giggle.

There’s several options for setting up a photobooth, you can chose a professional photobooth hire, or you can go for a DIY version. It’s completely up to you and your budget. Either way, a photobooth is huge fun and the snaps will definitely make you smile when you go through them during the post wedding weeks and months.

As well as being an award-winning wedding planner, I also run perfectphotobooth.com, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like our photobooth at your wedding day.

 

 

Photobooths
They are just like the old fashioned booths where you might have gotten your passport photos taken, only generally bigger, with most wedding photobooths catering for a group of people at one time. There’s normally a start button and a countdown and then the happy snapping begins. Make sure to fill the booth with lots of fun props. The beauty of a professional photobooth is that everything about the process runs super smoothly and at the end of it, the guests are left with fantastic photos in their hands, plus most upload them to an online gallery so everyone can access them.
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DIY Booths
A professional photobooth hire might not be in every couple’s budget, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have the essence of a photobooth in your big day! There’s lots of ways to set one up and if you’re a DIY lover then this will really appeal to you. You can use practically anything that fits in with your décor, from retro screens, to homemade frames, to painted backdrops, to streamers, to an antique couch, to an old door frame and so on. The only limit is your imagination. You’ll also need to either set up a tripod for your camera or iPad, and leave instructions for the guests on setting up the timer, or go old school and leave out a polaroid for some selfie fun! And don’t forget the props!
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Props
Props are super important for your photobooth, whether it be a professionally hired booth or a DIY booth, good props will make or break it. The old starworts like moustaches, lips, wigs, oversized glasses, funny hats, Elvis glasses etc, are always a good choice, but think about other options that will fit in with your theme or interests. For example are you total movie buffs? Then why not have some clapperboards and movie star inspired disguises. Or if you adore Alice in Wonderland for example then make sure you’ve got Alice bands, Mad Hatter Style hats and ‘Eat Me,’ ‘Drink Me’ Signs. Professional photobooth hire companies often provide props too, but it’s good to throw in some of your own as well.
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