“Gatsby” Film Inspires Vintage Trend in Wedding Themes, says Wedding.com

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2013 Wedding Season Takes Cues from Glamorous Roaring '20s Decade.

From the dress to the reception, all that jazz associated with the highly-romanticized time period of the 1920s is making its way down the aisle this season.

Due to the recent release of Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby,” wedding vendors from dress designers to caterers have seen a surge in the request for old Hollywood-inspired wedding themes. http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/fashion/my_big_fab_gatsby_wedding_88OAGv2K6R4peYv511nIYP

Starting with the gown, slim-fitting satin styles with plunging necklines embellished with crystals or lace capture the essence of the sought-after time period. Conveying a subtle sexiness, these flowing wedding dresses represent the freedom women of the 1920s were experiencing, just as they allow today’s bride to move freely on the dance floor. But because this type of silhouette isn't always figure-friendly, some brides opt to encapsulate that ‘20s feel with accessories including birdcage veils, long necklaces and feathered headpieces.

To truly carry the theme from ceremony to celebration, brides make sure that even the dinner menu reflects the Roaring ‘20s theme. Appetizers can include items as simple as deviled eggs to as luxurious as caviar. Tables lined with candles, feathers and gold accents sitting below shimmering crystal chandeliers set the mood. And serving champagne, especially from a champagne tower, adds to the glitz and glam of the day. When it’s time to hit the dance floor, guests kick up their heels to the smooth beats of the jazz band.

From planning to attending, theme weddings like that of the Roaring ‘20s can be a lot of fun. But if not careful, they can also be overdone.

“When planning a theme wedding, brides and grooms can incorporate as many or as few elements as they wish,” says Brett Reynolds, CEO of Wedding.com. “Just the right touches can make for a beautiful wedding that really conveys the couple’s personality. But it's important to remember that going too over-the-top can turn your wedding into more of a production than a celebration of love.”

Although putting the bridesmaids in flapper dresses might lean more towards costume than class, a theme wedding can be awe-inspiring for both the couple and the guests. Professional wedding planners can help couples find the right balance between too much and just enough in order to bring their vision to life and create the wedding of their dreams.

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