PITTSBURGH, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It is the dream of every bride – which should make it the dream of every smart groom – to create an unforgettable wedding experience. However, the process is oftentimes overwhelming, filled with a plethora of choices and fraught with unknown missteps and mistakes.
For some, an unforgettable wedding experience means a vintage theme. According to the Los Angeles Times article, Weddings from a Simpler Time, one in four brides wanted a vintage-inspired wedding. Even though wedding trends come and go, the vintage-inspired theme seems to be here to stay.
According to The Wedding Report, couples spent over $57.7 billion dollars on weddings in the U.S. with the average for each wedding in 2016 rising slightly to $26,720. Pennsylvania couples spent $31,800 on the average, 18 percent more than the U.S. average.
The Wedding Report also noted an interesting trend. The average number of guests decreased 39 percent over that last 8 years to 139, so the focus seems to be on a more intimate experience rather than simply a big wedding.
Anni Keffer, Co-Founder of Old Souls Vintage Rentals and www.pittsburghvintagerentals.com, said, "Weddings create memories for a lifetime and reflect the uniqueness of each bride and groom. For those who want a vintage feel, there are some keys to make your wedding experience unforgettable. For example, there is a huge difference between 'old and junky' furniture found in many of those places marked 'Antiques' that are a collection of peoples' throw-away stuff and authentic vintage furniture and accessories that transport your guests back in time."
In 5 Hottest Wedding Trends, Bridal Guide reports, "The vintage wedding trend is still going strong! It's no surprise — there's just something that feels so romantic about adding old-world items and antiques to your big day." In another Bridal Guide article, The Most Popular Wedding Theme Ideas, they remind readers that the vintage wedding theme "captures the elegance of a bygone era."
That seems to reflect the thoughts of many planning for their special day.
"Today, in the same way someone can throw up a website and claim to be a business, it's easy to buy a few pieces of 'old' furniture and claim to be a vintage furniture rental company. When it comes to pulling off a flawless wedding experience, the details matter. It's more than just buying or renting a few pieces of furniture. We have systems and checklists to ensure that Murphy's Law – anything that can go wrong, will – doesn't happen. This is your special day and it only happens once. What is peace of mind on your wedding day worth?" asks Dana Gallifa, Co-Founder of Old Souls Vintage Rentals and www.pittsburghvintagerentals.com.
When the Foo Fighters bassist, Nate Mendel, married Kate Jackson, the New York Times reported that "she wanted her wedding to be unique, but she wanted it to be intimate, too… She found a company in Manhattan Beach that could supply vintage place settings for their 125 guests. 'It wasn't that I needed to blow everyone's socks off, I just wanted it to be stunning,' " she said.
"Another key to an authentic vintage experience is the accessories. Think about creating a stunning look when you are going out to a super special event. It's not simply your dress that makes your look unforgettable, it's the accessories – your hairstyle, jewelry, purse, and shoes. A truly authentic vintage wedding is the same. You wouldn't pinch pennies on your outfit, so if creating a memorable wedding experience is your desire, be careful about pinching pennies on the vintage furniture and accessories," shares Anni Keffer.
The guide, Wedding Planning Secrets, helps brides avoid the common mistakes made when planning a wedding, whether you plan on a vintage theme or not, and can be obtained at www.PittsburghVintageRentals.com or by calling (412) 584-7820.
About Old Souls Vintage Rentals
Anni Keffer and Dana Gallifa co-founded Old Souls Vintage Rentals and www.pittsburghvintagerentals.com to provide vintage furniture, props and accessories for weddings, photo shoots, and trade show displays in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and New York.
Old Souls is much more than just a Vintage Rental Company. Old Souls was created to tell your story... one that is meant to be remembered. And telling your story is why we are so passionate about creating a personal, unique experience for you and your event.
We believe that vintage pieces have an extraordinary story to tell too. When vintage pieces' stories are paired with your vision for your event, what is created is nothing less than a magical experience.
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