1950s Vintage Wedding Style is influenced by many things. The 1950’s were post-war boom time. The nation was prosperous and marriage rates were high. It was an age of vast suburban housing tracts, occupied by the model American family. Televisions had invaded each household, and musical entertainment was dominated by the hi-fi playing rock and roll music. A preoccupation with all things atomic and space age reflected the optimism of the period.
Glamorous women of the fifties included Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor who inspired the makeup styles of the fifties. Foundations began with pan-cake powder in matte porcelain. The popular color for lips was ruby red in a matt texture, no gloss. Rouge in a natural rose color was placed in the apple of the cheek and blended for a subtle look. Liquid eye liner on the top lash line only, with faux lashes winged out on the ends. Brows were natural in fullness and shaped with a high arch. Hairstyles called for short hair set in curls, many styles very short (think Shirley McLaine) with pedal like pieces around the face or a page-boy with a glamorous bang pushed off the face in a high wave.
Fifties fashion was inspired by French designs, especially Dior. The availability of yardage unattainable in wartime now allowed for decadent full circle skirts. A typical wedding gown of the forties was exemplified by Elizabeth Taylor’s lace confection in 1950 and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s dress in 1953. A fifties inspired bride of today may choose to emulate a starlet of the era wearing some of the stunning Hollywood fashions of the period. Favorite gowns from Tinseltown in the fifties include Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina and again in Funny Face in a dress similar to this one.
Depending upon the formality of the wedding and time of day, the 1950’s groom would wear a cutaway coat, pinstriped pants and ascot or a for less formality, a dinner jacket, often in cream with a black (narrow) bow tie. Daring fellows could be seen sporting classic white bucks on their feet.
The birth of rock and roll of the 1950’s gave a new energy to the dance scene. Great tunes to imbibe your event with fifties vibe include: “All Shook Up”, “Earth Angel”, “Rock Around The Clock”, and just for the romance of it, Nat King Cole‘s “Unforgettable”. The Jitterbug was still alive and well, so with some Bill Haley & The Comets on the hi-fi or a rockabilly band doing a cover, your reception could turn into a real sock hop!
Unique retro and vintage save the date cards and magnet designs. Decades of fun, romantic, elegant and stunning original invites, with photographs and without, from the 1900s through the 1960s. These designs, found nowhere else but in the shop at VintageWeddingInvitation will have your guests happily awaiting the day of your event – and picking out their outfits to match your theme. What fun! Customize your designs as you like and they will ship overnight in most cases. These vintage save the date card and magnet designs are also featured within each of the wedding collection categories. Be sure to choose the matching wedding invitations, rsvp cards, Thank You cards, and all of the other elements to make your wedding suite complete.
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All of our wedding invitations and vintage save the date are self customizable. Click on the image above to go to the shop and select the invitation of your choice.
By clicking the orange “CUSTOMIZE IT” button you will see the artwork divided up into layers that you can easily transfer to your own names and message. Be creative! Use these invitations for wedding as well as Bridal Showers and even other retro party themes. You will find multiple Save The Date cards and magnets in this theme in our shop as well.
1960s Vintage Wedding Invitations are great for a Vegas, Mid Century Modern, or Rat Pack wedding theme. It’s ultra cool, mid-century modern, cocktail culture style is also perfect for a non-traditional wedding party or reception, and your guests will be sure to “save the date” when they get your invite to this shindig. This original invite will be great for an anniversary party as well. Fans of the “Mad Men” television show on AMC will love the 1960s Vintage Wedding Invitations suite invite as it perfectly reflects the mid-century aesthetic of the era. What a great theme to include the wonderful music, fashions and styles of the 1960s, from swingin’ Frank Sinatra singing “Fly Me To The Moon” to Chubby Checker filling up the dance floor at your reception. Be sure to visit the Blog to see styles, fashions, and music inspirations for this era here.
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1960s Vintage Wedding Invitations as all of our wedding invitations are self customizable. Click on the image above to go to the shop and select the invitation of your choice. By clicking the “CUSTOMIZE IT” button you will see the artwork divided up into layers that you can easily transfer to your own names and message. Be creative! Use these invitations for wedding as well as Bridal Showers and even other retro party themes. You will find multiple Save The Date cards and magnets in this theme in our shop.
Our 1950s Wedding Invitations are a fabulous way to add some retro style to your wedding. Great for a 1950’s Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Sock Hop, “Grease”, or “American Graffiti” theme wedding, or for any couple that loves mid-century modern design, atomic age, “Mad Men” and that wonderful 1950s style. Have a memorable 1950s style wedding with a swing dance reception! Everyone will be wanting an invite to this shindig! This 1950s Wedding Invitations collection offers six choices of color scheme; pink and turquoise, pink and black, peach and green, red and black, black and white and purple and silver. See the icons below that will link to each collection. Have fun customizing your 1950s Wedding Invitations, rsvp cards, save the date cards, return address labels, signage, table numbers and more, even matching brides t shirts and bags. Imbibe your 1950s Wedding with fifties vibe, include great music: “All Shook Up”, “Earth Angel”, “Rock Around The Clock”, and just for the romance of it, Nat King Cole‘s “Unforgettable”. The Jitterbug was still alive and well in the 1950s, so play some Bill Haley & The Comets on the hi-fi or have a rockabilly band do a cover, and your reception could turn into a real sock hop!
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Our Classic Vintage Wedding Invitations collection is elegant and romantic, featuring antique memorabilia such as an old-fashioned Bride and Groom cake topper, vintage pearls and a bow tie. It is the perfect invite for the nostalgic bride and groom who want their special day to be vintage, traditional and memorable. Ideal for a 1940s and 1950s wedding theme. This design was inspired by movies of the 1940’s as well as my own parents’ wedding back in 1948. These are my Mothers pearls and cake topper saved from the march of time by their devoted daughter and turned into art. The images ring true to the era because they are from a real wedding held in the wartime days of the 1940’s. Be sure to see our Styles Page for fashion, traditions and music ideas for a 1940s Theme Wedding and a glimpse of my parents in their wedding day portrait.
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These vintage Old Hollywood Wedding Invitations will set the stage for a wedding day filled with Old Hollywood glamor. The Old Hollywood Wedding Invitation is designed to resemble a classic movie poster, this unique invite is perfect for a glitzy old Hollywood themed wedding. Please review the multiple versions: brides come in brunette, blonde and redhead. Additions to the Vintage Wedding Suite include Save The Date Cards and Magnets, Invitation enclosure, RSVP cards, coordinated Postage Stamps, Menus and Guest Book.
For this collection Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers inspired us as they graced the silver screen in their formal attire. In “Top Hat” (filmed in 1935) Fred gave us an example of a dashing groom in black tux with cutaway coat, dancing cheek to cheek with his gorgeous satin bride.
Be sure to visit our blog to read our Styles Page on the styles, fashion, and music of this era.
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1920s Art Deco Wedding Invitations are particularly appropriate for Jazz Age, Roaring Twenties, and Great Gatsby style wedding themes, this era is a marvelous choice for a very romantic and stylish event. Art Deco Wedding Invitations are amazing, and do make a point to see the not-to-be-missed art deco bridal shower invitations collection too!
This Art Deco Vintage Wedding Suite includes invitation designs in multiple color choices, Save The Date Cards, matching RSVP cards, Enclosure cards, Thank you cards, envelope stickers and postage stamps and even a guest book. I can just hear Cole Porter singing “Let’s Misbehave“! Request that your guests wear vintage clothes and have a Speakeasy Style reception! Imagine your bridesmaids all in beaded flapper dresses, and the groomsmen in vintage tuxes with spats. Be sure to check out the Styles Page on our blog for this wonderful era, and the entry about how to throw a Vintage Art Deco Bridal Shower.
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Art Nouveau Wedding Invitations are the perfect wedding invitations for the nostalgic, old-fashioned wedding you have always dreamed of. Inspired by Art Nouveau influences of the era this romantic, floral and vintage wedding invitation will set the tone for your one of a kind wedding day. Art Nouveau was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants but also in curved lines. A perfect design for your outdoor and garden wedding invites.
The background of the invitation suite has a soft lace covered texture adding just the right touch of romance. This Art Nouveau Wedding Invitations Suite includes two invitation designs available in multiple sizes, Save The Date Cards, matching RSVP cards, Enclosure cards, address stickers, postage stamps and colored envelopes are available. There is even a Photo Thank you card to match your Art Nouveau Theme. Be sure to read our blog about this fabulous Art Nouveau era and how to create an authentic Art Nouveau wedding day.
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