My friend Jenn just took up a new hobby – sewing! That got me thinking — why can’t creative brides with a knack for sewing use their talents to add a little vintage twist to their weddings, and save some money along the way? I found these patterns for dresses and veils that would be the perfect way to add “vintage glamour” to your special day!
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Talk about a unique and personal touch! If you want to explore more of these fabulous vintage patterns, go to – it’s fascinating!

You don’t need to be able to sew to incorporate a vintage style into your wedding. You can give your entire day a retro feel by simply incorporating a few small elements (rings, invitations, dresses, veils, hairpieces, cake toppers) into the wedding. I love the idea of taking an antique-style ring and modernizing it with a colored gemstone or black diamond.

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As for the dress, you can find a true vintage piece, like the 1950s lace strapless dress, or a vintage-inspired dress with a more modern feel, like those found on Junebug Weddings fashion report.




My favorite wedding trend? The birdcage veil! Katherine Heigl wore this style at her wedding to Josh Kelley in December of 2007. So soft and flattering!

You don’t have to invest a lot in a vintage look. Check out sites like, or better yet, borrow your mom’s or grandma’s wedding dress, use your Aunt Claire’s cake topper or vintage jewelry to make your wedding extra-memorable!

Oh! And a few vintage-inspired favors to complete your classic vintage look!

Happy planning!