September 22, 2008

Vintage Bridal Shower

Have I mentioned my love for all things vintage? Oh, I have?
Well then, it only makes sense that ever since I saw these plates a few months ago I haven't been able to get them out of my mind. They are the perfect jumping off point for a vintage bridal shower (or any other girlie occasion) that combines vintage refinement with a little "wink."

These simple invitations from Wedding Paper Divas let guests know they're in for something ladylike. Little do they know the kitsch is around the corner. I think it would be amazing if you added a line to the invite asking your guests to come dressed in vintage party frocks. I.Would.Love.That.

I love the simplicity of this table runner from Target. Hurry though, it's on clearance online. (Bonus!) Run it over a simple white tablecloth and then use vintage purses, sunglasses, teacups and round hat boxes for your centerpiece items. Tuck fresh blooms inside the purses and teacups for easy floral arrangements.

If a new plate for each guest isn't in your budget, get a few for serving/decor and get the coordinating napkins instead. Place a napkin centered on simple white plates and you'll still convey the look for less. While you're getting serving pieces, add a couple of these chocolate brown serving platters to your stash. I adore these.

In lieu of regular placecards, get these sassy mugs and put one at each setting. Replace the tag on a teabag with a homemade nametag instead and place the teabag inside the cup. Placecard and favor all in one. Easy breezy, beautiful vintage girl.

Next up, we'll go 50's fun. I hear Elvis might even make an appearance. Stay tuned.


michelle @ sweet mady's said...

I just love those plates and napkins! Were those a Target find also? Love'em!

amy * stem * said...

Thanks, Michelle. Aren't they adorable?

For some reason the hyperlink in the body isn't working. Frankly, I'm not savvy enough to know why, either.

Try this:

or go to and look in the Pop Ink gift section for the plates and napkins.

amy * stem * said...

The hyperlinks are fixed now. They don't go directly to the item but will get you in the section at least. I suggest looking at all they have anyway. CUTE stuff.

jessie said...

The link for the brown serving platter seems to be wrong (goes to the mugs) where did you get them? I love them!

stevenjared0853 said...

Good to know about this vintage bridal shower. I am arranging my best friend’s bridal shower party so booked one of graceful Los Angeles event venues. Hired a professional photographer who will cover all event.