Roaring Twenties Vintage Wedding Theme Ideas
If you can turn back time, what era would you visit? Most people would readily say the 1920’s.
Memorable for its gangster glamour, Great Gatsby, vaudeville, Bonnie and Clyde, jazz, and Al Capone, there were truly plenty of things to love about this period. That’s not all. The roaring twenties has also become a widely used theme in weddings. So if you’re planning to tie the knot anytime soon and you’re looking for a theme that would make a strong impact, look no further and consider these ideas below.
Invitations set the stage even before the wedding. That’s why you need to ensure that your invites are in line with your theme. There are plenty of cute ideas that you can use for your roaring twenties wedding. Here are some of them:
- Passwords – Include passwords in the invitation. These should be relayed by the guests to the “bouncers” at the entrance of your wedding venue before they’re permitted entry.
- Art deco – Art deco can be the main design style of your invites. Use elements like slender cigarette holders and cocktail glasses.
- Couple in costume – You and your groom can dress up in 1920’s costume and have your photo taken vintage style. This can then serve as the focal point of the invitation.
- Photo of vintage car – Another primary design that can be used for an invite is a photo of the vintage car.
Dress up audaciously like the women of the 1920s. Go for a dress that comes with an intermission hemline. This means that the dress is shorter in front while dipping lower at the back. Or choose one that has a dropped waistline or pleated skirt. Whatever style of dress you pick, it should be adorned with pearls and beads.
It would be a good idea to use a colored dress either in pink or blue, as these are popular colors of that time. As for the headpiece, explore options such as flat veil secured with orange blossom wreath, Juliet cap, or band of silk flowers. Finish off the look with a bright scarlet lipstick.
The 1920’s wasn’t only known for high crime. It was also popular as the Jazz Age so think bright lights, glittery décor and loud music. Name the reception tables in line with the theme. There can be an Al Capone table, a Bonnie and Clyde head table, and so on. You get the idea. A great tool to be used for the place cards would be long cigarette holders, which were widely used during that time.
Entertainment and program
During the reception, you can ask the DJ to play sets of jazz and swing. Then hold a contest for the best dancers. Prepare a prize that would entice them to unleash their dancing prowess. Contest for best costume should also be in place. Finally, set up a photo booth complete with period props for guests to have fun in.
Your roaring twenties wedding will be brimming with personality. It would surely be the talk of the town even long after the wedding is over.