Staples Wedding Invitations Weddings are becoming more patriotic, combining British wartime patriotism and values with the vintage, minimalist look of past years. Customizing a patriotic vintage is all in the details, down to the vintage wedding invitations that clue guests into what kind of event it will be. One of the easiest ways to incorporate a patriotic theme into the wedding is to incorporate the Union Jack flag. Have elements of blue and red in the vintage wedding invite and put a flag in the corner of the invite. To carry a vintage wartime theme, print the invitations on special paper that looks rustic and simple. Add twine for more of a vintage effect. There should be hints of red, white, and blue all over the wedding. It does not have to be outlandish patriotic, after all this is your day, but hints of these Union Jack colours with balloons, paper decor, and table centrepieces is a lovely and subtle way to pull off this theme without going overboard. Bridesmaids can even represent all or one of the Union Jack colours.
The centrepieces for the table is another great way to incorporate a vintage theme. Mason jars used to be used for canning fruit and other food, but have made a comeback as a vintage chic element to home décor and weddings. Use mason jars to hold wildflowers that look handpicked. The jars can be painted the Union Jack colours as well. Wartime details are perfect for the patriotic vintage look. Besides the mason jars, you can add empty SPAM tins and mustard jars on different tables or on the floor to hold other kinds of unique decor. Invitations can also reflect the wartime theme by having the couple’s names within the phrase “NEED YOU!” Couples could also incorporate the keep calm and carry on slogan. Incorporate décor with a truly vintage look and feel to further the theme. Have chalkboards everywhere, or write on weathered plank boards with chalk. Have signs and old romantic slogans posted everywhere.