Having a retro wedding

Having a Retro Wedding

Retro weddings have been gaining popularity in recent years and look to continue for years to come. With bright colours, fun details and lots of glamour it’s easy to see why having a retro wedding is popular.

Retro translates as ‘imitative of a style or fashion from the recent past’. At Cutting Edge Brides, the leading UK short wedding dress boutique, you can revel in the nostalgia of the 1950s and early 1960s. Our wedding gowns capture the glamour of past eras. So if you are planning on having a retro wedding yourself then let us show you a modern take on a vintage style.

Here are some tips on embracing a Retro wedding

Add Polka Dots

Polka Dots are fun and flirty and very feminine and add a retro feel to your day. Nellie by Loulou Bridal is a beautifully stunning polka dot vintage 1950s inspired tea length short wedding dress with short sleeves. This pretty dress is finished with a big satin bow and is available in any length.

Having a retro wedding

There are lots of options with polka dots, have then flowing over the full dress or just over an illusion neckline to give a hint of retro. Or even trimmed with lace applique, there are lots of different options available on our website.


Bright petticoats are very retro and great with vintage style wedding dresses. They give the full circular skirts lots of volume and give a great spin. Petticoats, as well as being fun, add a splash of colour which you can match to your wedding colours. Betsy by Timeless Chic is a stunning retro, vintage-inspired satin short wedding dress. It’s the perfect dress to add petticoats to as they accentuate the gorgeous ruched waistline and full skirt.

Vintage Style Wedding Dress

1950s Silhouette

There are lots of wedding dresses with beautiful high necks and lovely 1950s retro details. A nipped in waist and beautiful full skirt gives a wonderful 1950s silhouette.

Demi, Brighton Belle by True Bride features a beautifully stunning illusion neckline in nude tulle and has delicate cap sleeves. The pleated waistband flows into a full tulle 1950s style skirt, this dress is ideal for the bride seeking something sassy and chic.

having a retro wedding

Retro Wedding Day

Whether you DIY your decorations  or source decoration with vintage elements to them. Making it bright and fun is the way to go if you are having a retro wedding. We have lots of real brides who have embraced having a retro wedding as inspiration. Visit some of the blog posts where we feature real weddings.

If you would like to find your perfect retro wedding dress then book a one to one consultation today. Come and try on as many dresses as you want at your private appointment.

Cutting Edge Brides
01322 521 000

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