(Closed) Rant – "Gatsby" themed weddings

posted 6 years ago in Themes
Post # 16
2268 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

WeddingBecks:  Honestly, I don’t even understand themes. This might make me kind of a jerk, but I just don’t get it.

But yeah, I see what you’re saying with the Gatsby thing.

Post # 17
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

WeddingBecks:  I read the book, but never saw the movie, and you have hit a point that I have thought of MANY times.  The book was about superficial selfish people, and I get irritated when people want to have a GADSBY PARTY YAAAY – wait, you mean have everyone sitting around a table judging and bickering eachother whist getting plastered?  Not my idea of a party…


I’m with you, girl!

“Roaring Twenties” or “Flapper Era” would be more appropriate theme names.

Post # 18
9 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015

Guilty…. I want a “gold/black” themed wedding – but I do NOT say Gatsby — if anyone asked I just say “art deco” — because that’s exactly what it is.

Post # 19
2564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I always shake my head when someone posts about having a Gatsby themed wedding/shower/whatever. Just call it art deco.

Post # 20
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

But Gatsby had super awesome parties! I don’t think it’s an inaccurate or inappropriate theme. They’re just inspired by the lifestyle, not the tragic ending. Do they have to act out the whole story in order to make it Gatsby themed?

Post # 21
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I personally think the theme of a wedding should be you and fiancée. Reflecting your love story, family, passions and personal style. But that’s just me. To each their own. I guess if I was to pick a movie love story I’d go with the notebook or something. At least that’s a real love story. 

Post # 22
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

chronicwhimsy:  the best one of those personalized frames I ever saw had Edward and Bella AND Cathy and Heathcliff on it. How dysfunctional and unhealthy is your relationship if that’s what you choose to compare it/aspire to!?

Post # 23
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

Justbrynne:  I’ve seen ones which have in some combination:

Gatsby and Daisy

Heathcliffe and Cathy

Bonnie and Clyde

Helen and Paris

Romeo and Juliet

Anthony and Cleopatra

Lancelot and Guinevere

Tristram and Isolde.




I actually wrote three very ranty blog posts about it, haha.

Post # 24
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Amazing book (literally just finished it) but completely agree – most people don’t actually realise what the ‘theme’ is based on! Everyone cheating, manslaughtering, being vain….. not nice!

Post # 25
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

chronicwhimsy:  Bahahahahah – That list is nothing to aspire to. Adulterous much?

Post # 26
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Not everyone is acquainted well enough with historical fashion. It’s probably easier for people to say it’s “Gatsby” themed rather than saying “Art Deco” and then having to elaborate what that means by providing an example most people know (The Great Gatsby). 


Post # 28
13563 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Hey all! I know this was meant as a harmless rant but I’m going to go ahead and close this thread now as it violates our TOS:

We don’t allow posts that are intended to be rude, sarcastic, insulting, berating, argumentative, condescending, personally attacking, or that otherwise harass users of the Weddingbee site.  Please do not post threads for the sole purpose of criticizing, mocking, or otherwise disparaging others’ wedding, waiting, or nesting choices.



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