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Roaring Twenties: Throwing a Gatsby-Esque Wedding Bash

submitted on 6 December 2023 by weddingindex.org

A Step Back in Time

Ah, the Roaring Twenties. A time of jazz, speakeasies, flappers, and lavish Gatsby-esque parties that would make even the most introverted of wallflowers tap their toes and shimmy their shoulders. If you're looking for a way to upstage the Royal Wedding, consider throwing a wedding bash inspired by the 1920s. Trust me, it's the bee's knees.

Setting the Scene

Before you even begin penning your wedding invitations, you'll want to set the scene. Choose an art deco style venue with high ceilings, chandeliers, and a touch of old-world glamour. Think Great Gatsby mansion or a scene straight out of Downton Abbey. If you're unable to find a suitable indoor location, consider a lush garden party under the stars. Just don't forget to string up twinkling fairy lights and lay out plentiful amounts of opulent rugs and cushions for guests to lounge upon.

Invitations & Attire

Now that you've chosen a location fit for Jay and Daisy, it's time to send out invitations. Opt for art deco style stationery with geometric shapes, gold accents, and decadent fonts. This will give your guests a taste of the extravagance that awaits them.As for attire, encourage your guests to don their best 1920s fashion. Ladies should be adorned in flapper-style dresses, complete with sequins, fringe, and feathered headbands. Men should take inspiration from the dapper gentlemen of the era, sporting tailored suits, pinstripes, fedoras, and perhaps even a monocle for added flair. After all, it's not every day you get to attend a Gatsby-style wedding (unless you're a time traveler, in which case, please invite me to your next glorious bash).

Music & Entertainment

No Gatsby-esque wedding would be complete without lively jazz music to get your guests swinging on the dancefloor. Hire a band that specializes in the era's tunes, complete with a sultry-voiced singer and toe-tapping brass section. If you're feeling particularly daring, you could even learn the Charleston for your first dance as newlyweds.But why stop at just music? Consider hiring performers to entertain your guests during cocktail hour or dinner. Fire breathers, acrobats, and magicians could all make an appearance to add to the spectacle. Prohibition might have been the law of the land during the 1920s, but we're sure you can find some modern-day moonshine experts to whip up a selection of bespoke cocktails for your guests to enjoy.

Decadent Decor & Florals

When it comes to decorating your wedding venue, think opulence, grandeur, and a touch of whimsy. Incorporate gold, black, and rich jewel tones into your color scheme. Oversized centerpieces, dripping with cascading greenery and blooms, will make a magnificent statement on your dinner tables.Don't shy away from dramatic accents like towering candelabras and feather plumes. And, of course, be sure to have an abundance of sparkling champagne towers throughout the venue. Gatsby would expect nothing less.

Bespoke Bites

For your wedding feast, create a menu that pays homage to the 1920s. Think lavish seafood platters, artfully arranged canapés, and smoked meats. For dessert, consider a show-stopping croquembouche or a tower of decadent macarons.And let's not forget the pièce de résistance: your wedding cake. Opt for an art deco-inspired design adorned with gold leaf, geometric patterns, and lavish sugar flowers. This cake should be nothing short of a masterpiece.

Send Them Home Swinging

At the end of the night, send your guests home with a memento of your lavish affair. Vintage-inspired trinkets like pocket watches, cigarette holders, and bejeweled hairpins make for memorable wedding favors. You could also set up a "candy bar" inspired by the sweets of the era, so guests can fill a bag with an assortment of treats to take home.When all is said and done, your guests will be raving about your Gatsby-esque wedding bash for years to come. So, slip on your dancing shoes, raise a glass of bubbly, and prepare to celebrate your love in truly extravagant fashion. Cheers!

 







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