Looking for wedding theme ideas? Here is one – party in a flapper/gangster/old hollywood style! My husband and I did! It was the most fun and memorable experience for not only us but also most of our guests. How did we do it? Here are some tips.
It’s Not All About You
Instead of planning a wedding reception where everything is about us, we took a different approach. By going with an unconventional theme, we gave ourselves a great basis for thinking outside the box. The number one goal in the planning process was to entertain our guests, make sure that everyone is having fun, and that they remember our wedding as one of the greatest parties they have gone to. It worked! Almost three years later, and we still get raving feedback about how cool everything turned out.
Help Your Guests Get in the Groove
Once we decided on the theme, the ball started rolling. We researched ideas, historical date about the 1920-1930 period, fashion trends, musical and cultural clues – all the information helped with incorporating cool ideas into the wedding reception, our outfits, wedding invitations. Most importanly, we have designed a flapper theme website and posted links and suggestion for our guests on there. By doing extra work and providing ideas to your invitees, you show to them that you care and that you want them to be part of the event. Not everyone maybe familiar with the flapper era, and honestly, not everyone may have the time or the drive to do the research themselves. If you want your guests to parttake in the theme, help them out.
- flapper style wedding gown and veil
- gangster style tuxes for the groom and the family members
- pearls & feathers for accessories
- calla lilies for the bridal bouquet
- peacock feathers for center pieces
- fashion doll cutouts for table decor and something to do for the kids
- art deco stylized invitation and website design
- tables named after the popular and famour personalities from the 20s and 30s
- facts and figures board outside the reception hall as an educational piece
- LIVE jazz band
- dance instructor teaching swing, charleston and other flapper moves
- and many many more ideas
Interested in learning more? Let me know. I’m open to sharing my thoughts, dos and donts about the theme and planning such a unique wedding.