Why are decade weddings so popular these days? They're themed without overwhelming your guests with circus tents or costumes. Plus, they allow you to incorporate all of the traditional wedding elements while transporting your guests back in time. Add family heirlooms to the décor, drive off in a vintage car or transform your bridal look to fit the time period — the ambiance will create an unforgettable event for everyone! Check out our favorite wedding ideas inspired by the 1910s through the 1950s.
Mix and match fonts and bold colors to create an old-time look.
Printed handkerchiefs and shawls will have all of your guests dressed to theme!
A vintage car makes the perfect backdrop for family photos.
Use vintage furniture pieces like this gold bar cart to fit the time. A sequined tablecloth and Art Deco detailed cake make for a 1920s-inspired dessert table.
Have your reception in a dark lounge to give it a speakeasy atmosphere.
Photography by Aaron Shintaku
Wear bold jewelry, like this mixed metal necklace featuring pearls, for a 1930s-inspired bridal look.
A vintage headpiece will always take you back in time. For a sentimental touch, add some heirlooms that belonged to your grandmother (or another family member) to your bouquet.
Add feathers to your flower arrangements for an Old-Hollywood glam feel. Black and white table settings complete the look. Check out more black and white weddings here!
Choose a tea-length dress, a vintage veil and a retro car for a 1950s-inspired theme.
Tell us: Which time period appeals to you the most? Stay tuned for ideas inspired by the '60s through '90s in Part Two of this series! Plus, check out real wedding photos from different decades.