Retro weddings are 'in', claims expert

Instead of opting for a traditional but plain wedding celebration, couples might consider turning back time and opting for a retro wedding instead.

That’s the advice of wedding expert Sonali Hindmarch, writing for yahoo.com, who suggested that retro weddings are becoming chic as they allow the bride and groom to ‘have fun with the fashions of the past and stand out from the crowd’.

For example, the expert suggests those looking to add a vintage feel to their wedding reception venue should look at purchasing some old, disposable Polaroid cameras for each table. Purchasing the cameras comes at a very low cost and guests can keep the photos as mementos, she suggests.

Furthermore, throwing some old-school hip flasks into the mix comes highly recommended by Hindmarch.

“If you’re having a 1950s-style wedding and have a big budget (or a small wedding),” she writes, “hip flasks can make a fantastic and unusual gift that people will definitely take away with them.

“You could even supply mini bottles of booze to match. There are some gorgeous retro hip flasks available online from websites such as Etsy or eBay, or you can scour your local car-boot sales or second-hand stores,” she adds.

Hindmarch’s comments come as fashion expert Mega Paul proudly claims that authentic vintage is ‘in vogue’ this season, cited by thestarphoenix.com.