Vintage is in.
One of the best ways to create beautiful, unique décor for your wedding day is incorporating pieces that have been passed down through generations. Family heirlooms make gorgeous centerpieces and displays for your reception area. Imagine tables covered in old silver pitchers with flowers cascading down; beautiful plates and platters with old vases; a collection of doilies in the center of every table and depression-era tumblers or glasses.
Don't get me wrong: I'm quite proud of our collection of vases, but you can't beat something that's a little closer to home than your typical florist vase. Heirlooms are so special because they come from family. What a beautiful thing to incorporate into your special day!
If you don't have access to any family heirlooms, you can find some great vintage pieces at local antique shops. One of our brides used vintage tea cups from her family and made candles with them—an easy find at antique shops. They made a lovely accent, and they smelled great!