If you’re anything like us, we love a good Saturday afternoon spent wandering through old barns and rows and rows of aged goodies to scoop up the perfect vintage find. Trust us, you can find anything if you’re willing to look long enough. We’ve found 19th Century editions of Jane Eyre, rocking chairs that have seen many crisp autumn evenings on a southern front porch, and even pristinely woven doilies that are dying to be taken home to our end tables.
Why not add some antique charm to your wedding day? Bringing a classic feel to your ceremony can be as simple as gold plated candlesticks or hand-sewn handkerchiefs to catch those tears of joy.
And as for your reception, the possibilities are endless. Stack older trunks and arrange your engagement photos on each level for a rustic touch or collect wedding cards in a retro birdcage, use thrifted Ball jars to hold your flower arrangements or an old school chalk board to announce your dinner menu. See…endless!
Antique place settings instantly cast a whimsical feel for your cherished guests. If an entire place setting seems a bit much, mix in vintage toasting glasses. We’ve been carrying antiqued goblets at Tamzen’s Bridal. So many brides have been snatching them up we’ve had to send our team out to all of Carlisle’s antique shops just to keep them stocked!
Sterling serving platters are another beautiful option for decorative accents or finishing touches to your wedding photos.
Don’t let kitschy buffet-ware halt the chic vibes you’re sending out to your guests. Use these stunning platters to elevate your buffet line or present your delicious cupcakes.
Whether it’s a bar cart, toasting glasses, old books, or unique wall tapestries there are endless options to be found in the corners of your local antique store. Rummaging for your wedding decorations will not only bring originality to your bid day, but it can also save you big bucks.
What bride doesn’t love a steal?