Second-Hand Finds for the Wedding

The week is HALF over, friends!

We are CAN DO IT!

So, I was going through some of the items I've been collecting for the wedding, and I thought I'd share them today. I am super inspired by the fact that Nicole has already found THE dress, and I haven't even started looking. We'll get there. :)

In the meantime, I have been hunting for goodies at garage and estate sales, and of course, thrift shops.

I found this vintage guest book at a church rummage for $2.25. WHAT! A! FIND! Isn't it perfect? And my family name is Rose (my mom's maiden name).

There is only one page of really sweet notes to the original owners of the album. I am totally keeping that page in because it's from 1968. Amazing.

On the inside cover....

I found these napkin rings at an estate sale for $3 this weekend. I thought they would be nice for the bridal party table? And the butterflies are hand-painted. So pretty!

The centerpieces are going to involve flowers, of course, in vintage jars, tins, pitchers, etc. But there will also be stacks of vintage books that each have a special meaning for us:

Since we got engaged in Athens, I love these old books on Greece. And then, "Women in Love" - thank you, D.H. Lawrence. :)

And, of course, lots of pretty linens...These were each 25 cents.

I just love hunting for beautiful vintage items to make our day special and unique!

The hunt continues, friends!




  1. You are going to have the coolest wedding! Such lovely pieces - I love that guest book!

  2. I LOVE that you are going with thrifted items for the wedding. (Like I should have expected anything less!!) I just think you're going to have such a unique to your day. I hate that everyone is doing to same things these days. I feel like I look at wedding pictures and every wedding looks the same.

    Good luck with the dress hunt! I can't wait to see what you find. xx

  3. How cute is that guest book? Your wedding will look great!

  4. This is completely brilliant Amanda! I got married over 8 years ago, so the idea of doing a vintage wedding was even a thought. Seems it was all about being grand and going overboard back then. I really love how people are doing more of their own stuff now and using vintage and really just putting a super personal touch on everything!

    Those napkin rings are so cool and that guest book was an amazing find as well. Can't wait to see photos of how your center pieces turn out! Best wishes with the planning!

    xo Marisa

  5. I love the idea of the meaningful vintage books as centerpieces! You are going to have such an awesome wedding- I'm excited to see the steps along the way. Have you set a date yet?? Not to be one of those pressuring people, just curious :) XO

  6. Can't get enough of the old books...what a fantastic idea for centerpieces!!!

    <3 Cambria

  7. I'm so so excited to see more and more of how everything develops and what you find. It's gonna be so awesome!!!!


  8. So lovely...we did vintage for our wedding, and I wouldn't have had it any other way! Cheap, pretty and you can really put your personalities into it!

    Great finds! xo

  9. I did flowers in old bottles for the centerpieces along with bouquets of pictures. Erin suggested that we use dried flowers and we're so glad we took her advice. They were a fraction of the cost of real flowers and all the bottles were salvaged for about fifty cents each. It looked stunning and was really, really cost effective. The best part is that Erin volunteered to put it all together for us! But forget about me, I love all your vintage finds so far!

  10. Oh, wow, that guest book is amazing! What a find!