Romantic Victorian Theme Wedding Ideas and Basics

by Judith Cartier Oliver on February 5, 2013

Creating a romantic Victorian Theme Wedding can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish.  I love Victorian inspired weddings with the old style elegance blended with the contemporary.  You have so many choices and ideas to choose in planning your wedding.  From your event facility to your décor to your bridal gown to your custom wedding jewelry accessories. The most important thing to keep in mind is keep it true to yourselves as a couple! Ideas abound so first you might want to think about some basics! 


First start with creating your idea for the day.  What type of setting do you want for your wedding and your reception?  If it is wintertime, of curse you will want to investigate indoors facilities, perhaps a reception hall that has history to the building and interior, a country estate or bed and breakfast just to name a few.  Finding  the perfect place means you already have a start on your décor.  For summertime outside weddings, consider a beach or lakeside wedding, a park or country estate that offers flower gardens of dreamy romance. Once you know your setting, it will be easy to add the rest.


Now you are ready to think abut your décor ideas now that you know where your ceremony and reception will be taking place.  Add in Victorian accents to create your vision.  You could add in beautiful parasol umbrellas for yourself and your bridal party.  What a beautiful and romantic way to add color and classic elegance to your wedding. 

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I love the idea and simplicity of the crystal curtains and wedding accessories  used in these weddings. You can easily find these crystal curtains and more accessories and favors through wedding party suppliers.  I recently saw these at Save on Crafts which is a great website to search for ideas and products.   Make a list of everything you want.  Many companies you can order one item of each to ensure you are confident in the items you are buying.  Once you have confirmed, then order the rest all together .  Not only will everything be coordinated, but you can buy in bulk and also save a lot on shipping. 

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Adding flower arrangements can truly add the perfect touch.  Victorian weddings in my mind are all about the roses!    Using soft palettes of color brings in the feminine romantic essence.  Colors such as pale pink and lavender are most popular.   For décor , you can use live or silk roses, there is no rule about this.  There are many suppliers who offer incredibly beautiful silk roses now and certainly so many local florists who can design centerpieces as well as bouquets for you.  Who knows, you may decide to have a floral making party with your friends to create your centerpieces. 

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Choosing a wedding cake is truly about your personal choice.  You can easily choose from simple to extravagant!  I also love the idea of the beautiful cupcakes.  Whatever you choose, keep the color in theme with your wedding.  Check at a local wedding show for local bakery artists that specialize in personalized cakes.


Choosing your gown can sometimes be the hardest part.  There are so many choices and styles to choose from.  Are you wanting the soft romantic lace look or perhaps a corset and full ball gown look.  A line skirts or bias cut skirting? As you can see from these examples, there are many style to choose from and you can find dresses in any budget.

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In the Victorian times, they wore soft pale colors of blush tones and champagne tones. AS you think about your dress, also consider whether you wish to wear a veil , a headdress or perhaps simpler hair accessories. You have lots to choose from and coordinating them all together will make you less stressed and very happy on your wedding day.

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Once you have your dress, it is time to think about bridal jewelry and wedding hair accessories.  This is how you tie in your entire look for your wedding day.  Choose from simple classic designs to over the top sparkling chokers.  Add hair accessories that compliment your jewelry and your hair style.  The choices are limitless.

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You can easily have custom created and affordable wedding jewelry created to match your dress and allow you to stay true to your personal style to complete your Victorian wedding day look.  What a gloriously beautiful day it will be!

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