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How to Plan a Mad Men Wedding

by Emma Arendoski

Boys, slick back your hair and girls, pin up that faux bob: today, we’re planning a Mad Men wedding! The new season of Mad Men is underway and since I (Emma here!) missed a few episodes along the way, I decided to re-watch season one. As a result, I’ve been in full 1960’s mode and have been dreaming of a Mad Men wedding inspiration post ever since. So, if you think a 60’s styled wedding would be swell, this post is for you… and, we think Betty Draper herself would agree. Enjoy!

mad men

love these shots by studio28photo, very mad men-esque!

Mad Men Wedding

mad men wedding

photo by angi welsch via style me pretty

The Dress

mad men wedding

by abigail wright designs

Beau-coup Wedding Favors

mad men wedding

by 57 grand

The Veil

mad men wedding

left: by one little dove, photo credit: kellan studios, right: bridal hats by ella

The Hair

Want Betty Draper’s signature waves? Check out these fabulous styling tips from Mad Men stylist Terrie V. Own at Glamour!

betty draper hair diy

image via glamour

Try this up swept style with how-to steps found here.

mad men hair diy

by from me to you

The Bridesmaids

mad men bridesmaids

left: print by flapper doodle, dress by michelle tan, print by rock the custard prints, gloves via shangri lala land

mad men bridesmaids

tote bag by pamela fugate designs, magnets by how nice

peggy olson vintage dress

replica dress by / image via morning star 84

customized wine glasses

mad men wedding

by coco rose couture

via EmmalineBride.com

by coco rose couture

bow tie necklace

pen necklace by etcetrix, bowtie necklace by sew lola



via EmmalineBride.com

by cdesignillustration

mad men wedding invitation

by cdesignillustration

The Boys

Gift the groom with Mad Men inspired gifts, like these tee shirts, cufflinks, and a skinny black tie…

via EmmalineBride.com

t-shirt by common stitch, cufflinks by qacreate, skinny tie by vnit

fedora hat

via katarina couture

We love these typewriter cufflinks, a perfect gift for your groomsmen.

via EmmalineBride.com

by qacreate

How to Fold a Pocket Square

Don’t forget a perfect pocket square!

how to fold a pocket square

via good days media

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The Bar

mad men bar

left: print by hairbrained schemes, right: via pinterest from the knot

mad men coasters

coasters by ruff house art

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The Details

For your photo booth…

mad men photo booth props

by live laugh love lots

mad men photo booth props

by little retreats

Mad men wedding favor boxes for your guests…

mad men wedding favor boxes

by katikamade

Instead of a traditional guest book, use a vintage typewriter…

1960's typewriter

via charlie’s nest

And, this embroidery was too cute to keep to ourselves! Look at Joannie with the pen necklace… love it!

mad men embroidery

by tiny modernist

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Would you plan a 1960’s Mad Men wedding?

Happy Planning!




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Harriet | The Zoots February 4, 2015 - 11:17 am

Love this! We performed at a Mad Men’s themed brithday bash last year and it was just fabulous! A GREAT idea for a theme for a wedding too! How wonderful!

Yvonne King February 10, 2013 - 11:14 pm

So flattered to be in this post! My husband and I are in the photo of us kissing in front of SF city hall. If you are interested in home renovations and DIY projects (much like what we did to put together our wedding) come check out my new blog: dressthisnest.wordpress.com

bree Johnson April 28, 2012 - 10:59 pm

Thank you so much for the feature! I loved this curation!

Connie @ Daydream In Color April 6, 2012 - 4:35 pm

These are such cute ideas! I’m loving the bridesmaids’ hairbows. I’m smiling just looking at the screen.

Alice G Patterson Photography April 4, 2012 - 11:19 am

If I was getting married, I’d be wearing that Abigail Wright dress… love it!

louise | b.loved April 4, 2012 - 4:29 am

Isn’t this just fabulous!!! xo

Naomi April 3, 2012 - 10:45 pm

You had me at Mad Men!

Leslie Durso April 3, 2012 - 10:42 pm

Emma, I looove this idea!! What fun ideas!! Thanks for sharing!

Ole April 3, 2012 - 7:26 pm

Great post! I think I will be ordering myself some Lucky Strike’s cuff links.

Krslice April 3, 2012 - 5:37 pm

LOVE THIS!!! Thanks for sharing all of these fabulous ideas. I’m not likely walking down the aisle anytime soon, but could surely use some of these for just a regular ole Mad Men theme party!


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