Top 10 Tips for Having a Great Gatsby Themed Wedding

by jaime on December 24, 2013

great gatsby themed wedding

Throwing a wedding bash worthy of Jay Gatsby’s company is no easy feat. If high-class glamour is what you crave on your wedding day, cater your décor, location, and fashion toward the 20s style. Winter weddings work perfectly with glamorous themes, such as The Great Gatsby.  A Great Gatsby theme can be absolutely gorgeous and inspire many sparkling details that can fabulously transform your event. Check off these ten tips for a classy and romantic Great Gatsby themed wedding:

1.    Choose stamped and monogrammed stationary

Use monograms, antique-style calligraphy, and stamped envelopes for an authentic look of the 1920s. Use invitations, save the date announcements, and thank you cards to reiterate the theme of your wedding and exude elegance like only the 1920s can.

2.    Don 1920s-inspried fashion

Winter weddings, especially ones with a prohibition-era theme, require fur stoles or cozy cashmere cardigans. Wool jackets, bowties, and hats are great additions for the men in your wedding party. Drop-waisted dresses, chic headbands, or feather details can transform the fashion of your bridesmaids. Look drop-dead gorgeous in a 1920s-inspired gown, satin shoes, and antique jewelry for the walk down the aisle.

3.    Rent a swanky venue

In true Gatsby fashion, you’ll need an over-the-top location for the best results. If you can find a friend of a friend that might be willing to have you rent their mansion, we promise your guests will swoon. Or, choose an outdoor venue for a magical reception with fireworks and sparklers. Either way, your location will certainly contribute well to your Great Gatsby theme.

4.    Show off personalized details

Remind guests that this is your event. Play the “hostess with the mostess” and throw monogrammed details and your newly wedded names anywhere you want. From coasters to cocktails—just about anything can be personalized for your wedding day. Bask in your big moment as a couple. This is your day!

5.    Serve a decadent cake

Your wedding cake is not just a delicious treat for you and your wedding guests—it’s also a big part of your décor. Choose metallic colors, pearl details, or cut fondant squares for art-deco style that is sure to be a hit. Let your cake echo the Great Gatsby theme and your guests will talk about it more than a holiday blockbuster.

6.    Decorate with pearls and sparkles

Surround your guests with table centerpieces and details to impress them. Choose glittery candles, loose rhinestones or crystals, and lots of pearls to make every facet of your wedding 1920s chic.

7.    Hand out art-deco favors

Don’t skimp on your guest favors for your 1920s themed celebration. Get your favorite favor wrapped in metallic colors. Or, choose a favor that is reflective of the decadent 1920s style and culture.

8.    Shower your event with confetti

Make it rain on your wedding day! Celebrate with glittery confetti to ensure the party lasts all night long. Turn up the roarin’ music and pop champagne in tribute to your newly wedded bliss. Gatsby would be proud.

9.    Make a stylish getaway

A fabulous touch for a Great Gatsby themed wedding is 1920s transportation. If you can swing it, a Rolls Royce will be the finishing touch to your elegant and luxurious wedding. If you can’t afford this detail, try to see if a photo with one of these beautiful cars is an option.

10.                  Keep the champagne flowing

Celebrations should be fueled by champagne, all night long! Pop the bottles, tower elegant champagne flutes, and serve on gold or silver trays. Be prepared for intoxicated guests and have your caterers keep an eye out for excessive consumption.

If guests still can’t get enough, tiny bottles of bubbly also make fabulous wedding favors and can be enjoyed by your guests at a later time—a sure reminder of the memorable night that was your Great Gatsby themed wedding.


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Amelia January 2, 2014 at 1:48 am

Great tips Jamie! Your tips are really helpful in making 1920’s style wedding perfect and amazing. These antique calligraphy style invitation cards, glittery candles, loose crystals and metallic color favors stationary seems perfect for a great Gatsby theme wedding. Thanks for sharing these lovely tips.

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