A few weeks back we posted a blog about having a Mad Men Themed Wedding, and it’s been getting a lot of attention, so we thought we dive back into the idea of having a themed wedding based on the vintage era that the hit TV show Mad Men is set in. Whether you’re having a Mad Men themed wedding or just looking for something trendy and different, vintage weddings are all the rage right now.

So, what does it take to have a Mad Men themed wedding? Is it expensive, and where do you even start? First of all, let’s take a look at the time frame that Mad Men is set in. The TV show Mad Men is supposed to be set in the 1960’s, our favorite era to pull wedding ideas from. Planning a 1960’s wedding can go either late 60’s and head into the hippie-retro look, or stay with the Mad Men early 60’s and go with the vintage look. A quintessential Mad Men themed wedding would be early 60’s, classy, with vintage dresses and tuxes, music from Elvis and Four Seasons, and spirits that include a Dry Martini and a Tom Collins.

Mad Men Themed Wedding Dress

A wedding dress inspired by the early 1960’s and Man Men would probably not be sleeveless, as brides back then didn’t tend to wear sleeveless anything, especially on their wedding day. The themed vintage dress should have some lace, some ribbon, sleeves and straps. Think short on the bottom and conservative on top, the best of both worlds. But don’t be fooled with ‘conservative on top,’ because many 2010 wedding dresses that are inspired by the Mad Men theme incorporate today’s trends with yesterday’s fashions.

Mad Men Themed Tux

Nearly every bride to be loves her man in a vintage suit. There’s just something about the men from Mad Men and their classy suits. Nobody does it better than Don Draper, from Mad Men, in his vintage suit, but your man will look just as good in a custom fitted, 1960’s suit. The groom probably won’t be wearing a traditional wedding tux in this case, and neither will his groomsmen. But together, lined up with shades and perhaps a drink and cigar in hand, the scene and pictures will be amazing.

Mad Men Themed Bridesmaids Dresses

Think Jackie O and complete class when deciding on bridesmaids dresses. You’ll steal the show with your amazing vintage wedding dress, but you want your bridesmaids to set the theme as well. Think lace, classy gloves, tea length, pearls and vintage shoes.

Mad Men Themed Wedding Reception

A vintage wedding reception is all about class and fun. Sure, from the outside it might look like a serious event, and it is a serious event, but it’s also a themed wedding and should be fun. A Mad Men Themed Wedding will have props from the 1960’s for wedding décor, perhaps a vintage typewriter for a guestbook, candy cigars, maybe some vintage posters adorning the walls, and subtle flowers in vintage vases. Perhaps at the bar you can have a vintage liquor decanter to compliment the Mad Men drinks. 

The possibilities are truly endless when your planning your vintage wedding. Contact us for more information.