A Victorian theme can add sophistication and elegance to your wedding. Read on to learn how you can have a great Victorian themed wedding!
Location You could hold your wedding in a Victorian-era building such as a mansion or inn. A garden is also a great place to hold a Victorian themed wedding.
Invites Invitations should be engraved and written as formally as possible. Include a sonnet from the Victorian age as part of your invitations.
Decor Think antique when decorating for your Victorian wedding. Decorate with lots of lace and flowers, as both evoke a feeling of days gone by. Delicate tea cups and setting can provide an authentic touch, as can ornate chandeliers and lots of candlelight.
Flowers Roses make great flowers for a Victorian wedding theme. Other flowers can serve just as well, however. When thinking of color, think lots of green with shades of pale pink, ivory and white.
Brides Attire Victorian-type wedding gowns almost always are ornate creations that feature lots of lace and a high neckline. Jewelry was kept to basic pieces such as a beautiful cameo or delicate pearls. Full-length gloves are a must.
Grooms Attire Grooms can wear Victorian attire such as a top hat and a tuxedo with gloves. And since flowers play such a big part in the Victorian theme wedding, make sure grooms have prominent boutonnieres. Catering A perfect idea for this type of wedding theme is a traditional tea. Serve finger sandwiches and petit fours, as well as different types of teas. Let your wedding cake reflect the subdued pastel shades of your flowers and invitations.Favors Rosemary is a traditional Victorian wedding favour. Give guests packets of rosemary seeds or miniature rosemary plants. Sachets and doilies featuring lots of tulle and lace also make great favours, as do gourmet teabags wrapped in a pretty fabric. Ideas Try Victorian music, which was of course, classical. Formal picnics are a great idea for your reception as they were frequently enjoyed during Victorian times. You could have your wedding photos taken in black-and-white or sepia for an antique feel.