Wedding Planning: Victorian Wedding Theme Ideas



Dresses: The standard, White dress for weddings, really started in this time. (white for purity) Before that the bride wore her favorite color and used it as her best dress after the wedding. It is also a display of wealth to have a dress you only wear once. (people then did not have as many changes of clothes as we do now) Dresses had high collars, but party dresses could show a huge amount of chest. It became fashionable to copy Queen Victoria's wedding. This is still done today. Check your local library for a book about Queen Victoria to see exactly what she did for her wedding. The Victorian bride favored a long veil down her back with a small crown of flowers. (often orange blossoms.) But, to set the mood as Victorian today, consider a hat with veil. Battenberg lace became very popular at this time.

Gloves: Hats and Gloves were very important daily wear for everyone in polite society. I would suggest the guys wear a cutaway "morning tux". Ralph Lauren has a nice one right now. Top hats were also the thing to wear. (Also ascots, pocket watches, canes, cuff links, stiff collars)

Shoes: Men's shoes had spats and ladies wore high button or lace up shoes.

Favors: Jordan almonds and blue ribbons as favors. Also the silver wedding cake charms are Victorian. Chocolates shaped like cameos. For the wedding party: Tussy Mussys, Tie pins, Sliver Brooches, Cameos, Tea pots or cups, Fans, Victorian reproduction earrings, feather boas, parasols.

Invitations: The standard wedding invitation for most of the Victorian era would have looked very much like the formal engraved invitation that we still use. Christmas cards with decorations on them were invented during this time. And soon after that the Valentine's Day cards were marketed. The Victorian love of ornamentation made them catch on well and we still use them. Victorian cards are being reproduced right now and that would make a beautiful wedding invitation.

Receptions: Think garden tea party when planning the reception. This is the peak of English tea fetish. This is also the time when parties with "finger food only" got popular. Wedding cakes at that time were fruit cakes with rolled fondant icing.

Flowers: Sliver Tussy Mussys, with a small bunch of flowers would be great for the maids to carry. All the flowers that gentleman sent ladies had meanings. Load your bouquet with flowers that have meaning.




Links and Resources For Themed Weddings


Holiday  Themes
Winter wonderland

Other Theme Ideas:
1920's Wedding Theme
Art Deco Wedding Theme

Autumn Wedding Theme
Beach Wedding Theme
Black and White Wedding Theme

Christmas Themed Wedding in the Middle of December ?
Christmas Themed Wedding Ideas
Cinderella Wedding Theme
Dreamy Locations for outdoor weddings Wedding Theme
Easter Wedding Theme
English Garden Wedding Theme

Fall Wedding Theme
Halloween Wedding
Hearts  Wedding Theme
Irish Wedding Theme
Japanese Wedding Theme
Keeping Pumpkins Good for Fall Medieval Wedding
Mardi Gras Wedding Theme

Medieval Wedding Theme
Medieval Feasts Wedding Theme
Medieval Wedding Theme Ideas

Mid Summer Wedding Theme
Nautical Wedding Theme
New Years Eve Wedding Theme
Outdoor Wedding Theme Ideas
Outdoor Wedding
Polish Wedding Theme
Romeo and Juliet Wedding Theme 
Swedish Wedding Traditions
Lets Party Wedding Theme
Romantic Evening Wedding Theme
Spring Blossoms Wedding Theme
Under the Sea Wedding Theme
Valentines Wedding Theme
Victorian Wedding Theme
Victorian Wedding Theme Ideas
Western Wedding Theme
Western Wedding Attire for Western Wedding ?
Western Wedding Ideas to Spice Up my Wedding

Winter wonderland Wedding Theme

Winter Wonderland Theme Ideas



Wedding Supplies Store

Beach Theme

Flower of Love in Romantic Red Guestbook
Heart Themed

Black and White Theme

Butterfly Themed

Cherry Blossom  Theme

Fairy Tale  Theme

View More
Wedding Themes

Bride's Favorites

Bridal Party Gifts
Bridal Party Gifts
Personalized Tin Mint Favors
Personalized Tin Mints
Personalized Water Bottle Labels
Personalized Water Bottle Labels
Unity Sand Ceremony
Unity Sand Ceremony