Since the exciting purchase of my vintage-inspired gown, I have been thinking about ways to add other vintage details to our wedding.
On Perfect Bound a few days after buying my dress, I happened upon this:
This idea originally comes from Country Home magazine, which I have never picked up in my life, but to whom I am now forever indebted for this spectacular detail!
Our venue includes centerpieces, for which we can choose from three recommended florists, but I know that I will probably want more than what is included in their general package. This would be a perfect addition to what my florist can provide, adding both a touch of vintage flair and the eclectic look that kind of defines my style (which is kind of all over the place). Not to mention, Mr. Cupcake and I have a strange fascination with glassware and we always pore over it in stores like Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, and Williams-Sonoma.
I decided to start buying all different types of glassware at around or less than $1 each ”” which can easily be accomplished by shopping at places like Ikea, Home Goods, Marshall’s, flea markets, and thrift shops ”” I can dress all of our tables with 5 glasses each at around $100. This does not include the cost of candles, but if I’m feeling super ambitious and want to pour my own wax instead of buying candles, I’ll be able to save a bit of money there. I’ll probably use white or ivory candles, since I’m not a fan of the yellow-ness in the inspiration photo.
Mr. Cupcake and I took advantage of the Yard Sale day that happens in our town every fall, and collected 30-something pieces within an hour in that one Saturday morning. With the help of FMIL, who has been collecting boxes upon boxes of cut glass from the Salvation Army, I have now accumulated close to 130 pieces! We haven’t even stepped foot in an Ikea or Home Goods yet to look for additions, because we’ve found so many elsewhere. I venture to say that I might aim for 200, since many of the prices have been even better than we expected (some for as low as $0.25 a pop, or sold in sets for only a few bucks), and I think more candles can only add to the mood and charm.
Here is a sneak peak at what we’ve got so far!