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DIY Vintage-Themed Advice Table

Set up an advice table for guests to share wise words with the happy couple - we've got the how to for creating this unique bridal shower idea.

If you’re throwing a shower with an old-time feel, don’t let all of that good family advice go to waste. Set up a station where guests can share words of wisdom or warm wishes for the bride-to-be. Use vintage finds in new way, and incorporate newer items with an older feel.

To arrange this table, I used a frame with chicken wire insert as the gathering spot for the written notes. Nothing says “vintage” quite like chicken wire! Then, I used mini clothespins to hold tags that the guests can write on.

These clothespins are dressed up with washi tape in colors that match the party.

Place a framed sign so guests know what to do at the activity station. We found a new fabric pin board frame that has a vintage-style scroll design. The new and old items work perfectly together.

Floral frogs from decades past get a new life as a pencil caddy, and a sign holder. Hunt your local thrift shop and flea markets to find treasures like these. They add instant authenticity to your vintage shower design.

More Vintage-Style Bridal Shower Ideas

If you’re throwing your bridal shower outdoors, we’ve got simple but sophisticated design and décor ideas—from the perfect flower to give your centerpieces a classic feel, to the easy DIY favor your guests will love. Check out our How to Throw a Vintage Bridal Shower post for inspiration.

Every well-planned party needs a few DIY elements to give it a personal touch, and a vintage bridal shower is no different! In our DIY Ideas post, learn how to make the elegant embossed server ware and pretty doilie-and-twine garland that will guarantee your party stands out.

Dessert is an important part of any shower, and old family recipes can add a comforting touch to a retro-tinged afternoon. So ask the bride’s mom to dig out some favorites from past generations, or try this Recipe for Chess Pie - a deliciously sweet dessert my own family loves.

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