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How to have a 1920s style wedding

By Andrea Petrou on February 10th, 2010 0 comments yet. Be the First


With so many of us getting married nowadays, it’s hard to find that special theme that makes your day stand out from the rest, especially if you are one of the last of your friends to get married.

If you want to do something completely different for the day that will wow your guests then why not think a little bit outside of the box and go back a few eras.

Old style weddings are a great way to dress up in a completely different way on your big day and give a nod to vintage styles. For the next few weeks we’ll be giving you ideas on how to have a wedding with an older theme, including the dresses and make-up starting with the 1920s.

The dress.
The 1920s are originally about flapper style frocks with tassells or ostrich and marabou feathers, so your wedding dress should reflect this. A flapper style dress is usually knee length. Alternatively if you don’t want this style go for another 20s style, a dress with a dropped waistline.

1920s accessories were big and bold so opt for long beads. To keep in with the 20s tradition go for pearls and match this with a headpiece, which was traditionally worn around the forehead. The 1920s style is also great for tall brides or for those who don’t want heels as the look here is low pumps.

The flowers
Carry a big bouquet of orchids and lily’s with love knot ribbons or a large, ostrich fan. Continue the floral theme into the rest of your outfit by holding a veil in place with an orange blossom wreath.

The Bridesmaids
Get your bridesmaids kitted out in 1920s flapper style dresses, which can be bought from fancy dress or traditional vintage shops. You can continue the theme onto their bouquets by adding large feathers.

Your groom
Get your groom all dressed up in a 1920s gangsta style, think Al Capone. This will include a
pinstriped zoot suit, ascot tie, and a felt, roll-brimmed fedora hat.

The dancing
Even if you plan to have a modern DJ in the evening, don’t miss out on incorporating a few traditional 1920s dances into your big day or as your first dance. Get the jazz music out and learn the Charleston with your other half and a few close family members and friends to put on 1920s show.

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