2020 Vintage Wedding Trends

When it comes to style, everything old is new again.

When it comes to style, everything old is new again. That adage is especially true when it comes to 2020 weddings, with vintage-inspired trends popping up on bridal runways and in designer showrooms. If you’re planning a wedding this year, get inspired by a fresh spin on these six time-honored aesthetics.

Engagement and Wedding Bands

Vintage rings have major appeal for millennials drawn to the sustainability of estate jewelry, as well as the prospect of having a truly unique wedding set. Whether you choose to scour upscale consignment shops in your area or use a family heirloom as your engagement ring, geometric Art Deco rings are the apex of this trend.

Minimal Slip Dresses

The 90s are vintage now, and no wedding trend from this era is more coveted in 2020 than the sleek, elegant slip dress. If you aren’t old enough to remember the wedding of Carolyn Bessette to John F. Kennedy Jr., search for the photos. Her iconic silk crepe cowl neck gown proved that less can certainly be more for sophisticated brides. More recently, Meghan Markle wore this look at her royal wedding to Prince Harry.

Warm 70s Hues

Cool colors may have been at the forefront of wedding palettes in recent years, but for 2020 no look is more in vogue than retro-chic autumn tones. Go big with terra cotta, marigold, and other warm shades by adding colorful linens to your table rentals. Color blocking with these hues is also on trend for this year. Many couples are also opting for vintage decor like disco balls to bring this groovy era into their ultimate celebration. Use these sparkly trinkets in flower arrangements and centerpieces, or attach them to place cards as a fun favor for your guests.

Classic Cocktails

If you want your wedding to have a vintage vibe, choose a signature cocktail. Think a mai tai for a 40s tropical beach wedding or a whiskey sour for a mod 60s soiree. Use bespoke spirits made in one of your favorite locales for even more personalization, and top it off with fun cocktail or wine glass rental options.

Bridal Power Suits

Brides who tend to be more comfortable in pants can make a bold statement on their wedding day with a vintage 80s bridal power suit. “Bridal jackets and pants” is a trending search on Etsy, with more women than ever before considering this alternative to the classic long white gown. If you’re having a traditional bridal party, pantsuits and tuxedo-style menswear can also work for your ladies. And men, if you prefer; more and more wedding parties are mixed-gender these days.

Black-Tie Formality

If you love the romance and timeless beauty of old black-and-white movies, go vintage with a black-tie wedding. Not only will you immediately set your soiree apart from the more casual weddings that have become commonplace, you’ll also love how incredible your photos look with all your guests in tuxedos and full-length gowns. For big impact, pair this idea with the historic venue of your dreams.

When you’re planning a wedding you’ll never forget, work with Archive Rentals to bring your vision to life. Get in touch today for weddings in Riviera Maya as well as Texas and the West Coast.

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