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Great Gatsby Wedding Themes

Travel back to the roaring 20’s to the Jazz Age for the adventure of Great Gatsby wedding themes, and some dangerously exciting and classy fun. The Great Gatsby is one of the greatest literary pieces from a period in the United States when the economy soared, as did prohibition, bootlegging, gambling, and underground clubs or speakeasies. These were the days of classy parties the real gangster style. Throw a little mix and mingle from this jazz era into wedding themes for a culturally artistic wedding party unlike any other.

Receptions for Great Gatsby Wedding Themes

Pulling off Great Gatsby inspired wedding themes requires an over the top party with art-deco patterns, feathers, black, metallic, bling, stringed pearls and everything glamour. Imagine gold and black candelabras topped with white and black feathers. Envision sequined table runners, gold charger plates with black napkins and contrasting chinaware, and black manzanita trees bejeweled with strings of pearls. Black satin chair sashes, feathers and everything that speaks the roaring 20’s culture will help you pull off all of the finishing touches to Gatsby wedding themes. Don’t forget to have your guests whisper a password to enter this underground party.

Gatsby Wedding Themes and Cocktails

Remember these are the days of prohibition, and this reception is an underground speakeasy. Passing alcohol on decorative trays at a cocktail hour is the perfect way to pull off Gatsby wedding themes. Don’t forget the jazz music in the background!

Music for Great Gatsby Wedding Themes

This was the Jazz Age. Brass horns, bass, drums and a jazz ensemble create the ambiance for Gatsby inspired wedding themes. A couple could also consider a deejay with professional lighting and music from the right era to keep the party swinging all night. Remember, Gatsby wedding themes are set in the underground speakeasies or social clubs where the music never stops.

Attire for Great Gatsby Wedding Themes

When thinking wedding dress, grooms tux and the attire for the wedding party, think roaring 20’s style. Short sequined bridesmaid dresses and feathered headpieces will create the look. Dress the gangster boys in a roaring 20’s tux and black shiny shoes to perfectly portray Gatsby inspired wedding themes. A formal beaded and sequined gown with a feather headpiece and pearl necklace will create the roaring 20's look for the bride. A 20’s era tux with a tailcoat, shiny black shoes, a cane and a top-hat will dress the groom for this classy jazz era look.


Invitations for Great Gatsby inspired wedding themes can encompass the theme perfectly by producing a near replica of the book cover or the colors and style of the modern movie poster. Adding quotes from the literary piece is a way to really capture the element of these wedding themes from the onset.

Rent a Vintage Car for Great Gatsby Wedding Themes

The Great Gatsby era was all about the automobiles of the time. Vintage cars are a great way to add an extra flair to Gatsby wedding themes, and some fun for the wedding party. Arrive in a hired vintage car, and pull off the look and theme all the way.

The Crystal Ballroom and the in-house design team can help you pull off the ultimate Great Gatsby inspired wedding themes. Our design team is dedicated to designing and coordinating every element of your theme and decor in an elegant Crystal Ballroom wedding venue. Contact The Crystal Ballroom for a complimentary VIP tour, and to begin creating your classy underground party.


We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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