After the success of the film, The Great Gatsby has become a popular wedding theme for brides everywhere. At Guides for Brides we think this is a great way to up the fun-factor of your big day. We love this non-traditional wedding theme and think it’s a romantic way to celebrate the beginning of your married life. So, from art deco invites and decadent desserts, to diamantés and feather decor – check out these 22 ideas for a super sparkly Great Gatsby wedding.
1) Art Deco Invitations
Kick off your Great Gatsby wedding with some 1920s-style invitations! This is a great way to instantly set the theme of your big day so make sure that you choose a design that tells your guests what to expect. For full Gatsby glamour keep your invitations black and gold with an elegant Art Deco border.
2) Decadent Desserts
When it comes to your wedding cake, this theme allows you to be as extravagant as you’d like. Why settle for one cake when you can have an entire table of beautiful 1920’s-inspired desserts? Go for metallic shades, especially gold.
3) THE Dress.
We absolutely love 1920’s wedding dresses. If you’re looking for an authentic 1920’s gown then take some time to browse in vintage stores. However, if you want something a bit more modern, lots of designers have created 1920’s inspired dresses which would be perfect for a wedding with this theme. Whether you prefer lace, or beading, go for a dress with 1920’s inspired details.
4) Glitter and Gold
This is an important element to any Great Gatsby wedding. There are so many ways to make sure that your wedding is full of glitter and gold. Why not have a dress with shimmery sequin detailing, or chic golden table decorations? We think that these glittery doughnuts are a fun way to incorporate a little bit of sparkle into your big day.
For a Gatsby wedding go for extravagant blooms of flowers, white feathers and draped strings of beads. For table numbers, a simple wine bottle is a great idea for this theme. Try adding a feather or two for extra 1920’s elegance.
6) Get the Look
Capture the beauty of 1920’s fashion with your bridal look. Channel your inner Daisy Buchanan and go for sleek, flapper-style hair with lots of sparkly accessories. Don’t forget to finish the look with a bold red lipstick!
7) The Aisle
Make an entrance as you walk down your beautiful Great Gatsby themed aisle. Style the aisle with as many pearls, diamonds and feathers as you’d like. We recommend a gorgeous gold and white colour scheme.
The Great Gatsby is famous for it’s romantic love quotes so why not include some of these in your big day? You can have them as unique signs, in your vows or, if you want to take the theme one step further, you could even have a quote engraved into your wedding rings.
You don’t need to own a mansion to have a Great Gatsby themed wedding. Finding your dream venue is easier than you may think. There are hundreds of great venues that would work amazingly with a Great Gatsby theme! Look for photogenic venues that have a large indoor space that you can decorate.
Whether you style them in your hair, use them as centrepieces or in the bouquet, feathers are a wonderful addition to Great Gatsby weddings! If you’re feeling extra creative, you can try a DIY task and dip white feathers in glitter to achieve a sparkly, Gatsby-worthy look.
11) Gatsby Groom
Okay, so you might not be saying “I do” to Leonardo DiCaprio, but your groom can still rock a bit of Gatsby get-up. If you really want to get the 1920s look down, go for bold cuts, prints and colours. If your groom wants to take the theme even further, he can carry Gatsby’s walking cane and wear a stylish bow tie.
12) Plenty of Champagne
No Gatsby themed wedding is complete without plenty of champagne. There are so many unique ways to include champagne in your day. Why not offer your guests some champagne cocktails or create an extravagant champagne tower for even more wow-factor?
Wedding signs are taking the wedding world by storm! If you have Pinterest, it’s likely that you’ve seen hundreds of vintage-style, shabby chic wedding signs all over your homepage. However, you can easily put a 1920’s twist on this wedding trend by using an Art Deco font and style. We think these would make the perfect addition to your big day.
14) Diamonds (or diamantés)
So you might not be able to afford hundreds of real diamonds, but diamantés and sequins are a much cheaper alternative that will still look amazing. Use them on your dress, shoes and table decorations to add even more sparkle to your special day.
What better excuse is there to make an entrance than a Great Gatsby wedding? Don’t be afraid to go a little bit over the top when it comes to your wedding transport. Imagine rolling up to your venue in Gatsby’s iconic yellow rolls-royce…
16) Flapper-Style Bridesmaids Dresses
Take your bridesmaids dress shopping and have fun whilst trying on all the beautiful 1920s dresses. Go for dropped waistlines, beading and fringing. Style the look with pin-curled hair and glamorous diamond earrings. If they really want to commit to the theme, they could always try a feather bower.
Pearls were very popular accessories in the 1920’s so try to include some in your big day. Whether you want a gorgeous pearl necklace or a pair of delicate earrings, pearls are a great way to get some Gatsby-inspired elegance into your wedding outfit. If you don’t want to wear your pearls, why not hang some strings of white beads on the backs of chairs?
18) Table Decor
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a grand dining hall for your guests, you can decorate your tables so that they sparkle! This can be achieved with glittery centrepieces, gold table cloths, or chairs studded with diamantés. However you choose to decorate your table tops, make them stand out from the crowd with 1920’s details.
19) Glittery Cake Pops
Forget traditional canapés, cake pops have become popular canapé ideas that are guaranteed to put a smile on your guests’ faces. We think these black and gold cake pops would work perfectly with a Gatsby themed wedding.
20) 1920’s Hair Accessories
To complete your 1920’s bridal look, you’ll need one of these gorgeous hair accessories. If you’re feeling extra brave, you can create some DIY headwear for you and your bridesmaids to add a personal touch to your day.
When it comes to your wedding music, you can choose from two options that would both be great for the theme. You could hire a 1920’s-style jazz band to provide a relaxed yet fun atmosphere for the day. However, you could also go for Baz Luhrmann’s upbeat and modernised soundtrack to get your guests on the dance floor.
22) Photo Booth
Hire a photo booth and fill it with Gatsby-inspired props! Your guests will have so much fun posing in their 1920s attire and can keep their photos as memories from your wedding day.
So, now that you have all the inspiration you need to have a beautiful Gatsby-themed wedding, you can get planning. Good luck and have fun, ol’ sport!