A Guide to Planning the Perfect Vintage Wedding in New York

A Guide to Planning the Perfect Vintage Wedding in New York

There’s nothing more classy than a vintage theme. Offering a touch of something more timeless and classic, this is a theme that remains ever popular with couples and allows each to add their own personal touches to create something that is truly unique and individual. 

A rich category to choose from, vintage is a term that describes a wide range of eras - often stretching from the early 1900s to as recently as the 1980s. Though we are not suggesting that you plan a wedding featuring 1920s entertainment, 1980s leg warmers and 1940s rationing-style catering, there are ways that a vintage theme can seamlessly encompass multiple eras at one time. Perhaps your reception could move further back in time throughout the night, beginning with a 1960s soul band and ending with a speakeasy inspired swing dance lesson. The flexibility of a vintage theme is that you can adapt it to fit your tastes, rather than being pigeonholed into just one specific era by anouncing you're having a vintage themed wedding.

A hub of fabulous vintage entertainment ideas, the East Coast is the perfect place to hold your vintage themed reception. Whether you are planing a stylish NYC wedding or a low key New Hampshire get together, our local vintage entertainment artists are able to cater to your needs, providing everything from sizzling music ensembles to lively dance lessons. Take your entertainment back in time and turn your wedding into a historical event.


It is important to create a immersive vintage feel at your event with well-chosen decorations. It is perfectly easy to create decorations yourself and there is plenty of inspiration to be found online - from Pinterest to fabulous sites like DIY Rustic Wedding, there is something to help everyone achieve the ultimate vintage feel at their event. Think of soft sepia tones, pastel colours and lace and you can’t fail to transform your event into a vintage dance hall.


A unique catering option for your vintage theme reception, why not serve champagne and nibbles from our glamorous strolling tables? Perfect for your NYC wedding, these beautiful strolling ladies can adapt their costume choices to suit your vintage theme - offering everything from Renaissance style ensembles to dazzling 1920s showgirl outfits. Turning canapés and drinks into an event, these strolling tables will add an air of vintage luxury to your special day.


A Guide to Planning the Perfect Vintage Wedding in New York

Vintage Entertainment


As guests enjoy nibbles and drinks, how about surprising them with a lively vintage theme entertainment act? Certain to add a touch of sparkle to the occasion, our 1920s Tap Sensations are a duo of tap dancing divas, ready to raise the tempo of your reception with their energetic roaming act. Tapping and swing dancing their way through the crowds, our professional dancers create the atmosphere of an elicit speakeasy with their smooth movements.


Alternatively, if you are looking for an ambient act that will invigorate guests with a sense of 1940s strength and fight, our WWII Vocal Trio are ideal. Dressed in fabulous 1940s inspired outfits, the NYC entertainment act will win the hearts of your guests as they perform renditions of classics like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree and Chattanooga Choo Choo. Taking audiences on a trip down memory lane, this fabulous trio keep America’s magical musical history alive with their beautiful performances.

During Dinner

A Guide to Planning the Perfect Vintage Wedding in New York

As guests sit down to a delicious meal, all set off by your homemade table decorations, it is a good time to introduce some vintage inspired background music. Allowing guests to hold conversations as well as enjoying the entertainment offerings, our Brooklyn Jazz Band create a warm atmosphere whenever they perform. Suited and booted and showing off some fantastic vintage fedoras, our talented ensemble will perform an eclectic repertoire of ‘20s and ‘30s hits. One of the best vintage bands in New York, our stylish group have a reputation for getting the party started at any occasion.

After Dinner

A Guide to Planning the Perfect Vintage Wedding in New York

Whilst diners digest their meals, you can put on yet more sparkling entertainment to ensure that your vintage wedding makes it into the history books. Our French Cabaret Show New York is a real vintage extravaganza, featuring a whole host of performers including Can Can dancers, flamingo showgirls and even feather burlesque dancers! Even able to provide a DJ to entertain between performances, this sensational vintage theme act is one of the most exciting NYC entertainment options on our roster. Whether you would like to pin your reception to a single era or take guests on an entertainment journey, this show can tailor their performances to suit your requirements.

Dance The Night Away

A Guide to Planning the Perfect Vintage Wedding in New York

No good wedding is complete without dancing! What better way to end your vintage wedding reception than with a good old fashioned knees up. Providing interactive entertainment in the form of beginners swing dance lessons, your guests will just love getting stuck in and having a go at one of the most iconic dance styles of all time. Whisking guests back in time to 1920s America, this energetic act encourages even the shiest of guests to lose their inhibitions and take to the dance floor to celebrate the most important day of your life. All wearing vintage dress and combining their moves with a fabulous setlist of classics, our Lindy Hop Dance Group will ensure that your NYC wedding ends on a high note.


To fully achieve a vintage atmosphere at your wedding, you need to ensure that guests feel involved. This means making it clear about the theme on your invitations and following through with attention to detail on the big day. Another fun touch for vintage inspired receptions is a photo booth. Make sure to supply lots of themed props like feathers and pearl necklaces to help guests create a fun memento of your big day. We have plenty of amazing photo booth options on our website for you to choose from or, if you want to book something a bit different, we could also provide a USA based photo wall which offers interactive entertainment for guests to get involved in!


For more ideas about planning your Vintage New York Wedding, take a look at the superb selection of East Coast acts on our microsite or get in touch with one of helpful US-based entertainment coordinators today.


__By Erin Pooley-Cooper

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