posted 2 months ago in Venue
Post # 2
368 posts
Helper bee

Wow that’s such a cool idea! It will definitely be very unique, not lame AT ALL.

I think you should talk to her about it because even though it sounds lovely to me, it’s quite different from the disney wedding she always envisioned.

best of luck! Let us know what you go with

Post # 3
433 posts
Helper bee

So, Gatsby took place during the time of Prohibition. And the act of drinking alcohol at parties in Gatsby is a representation of the decadence of the upper class in the 1920’s. Gatsby was accused of gaining his fortune by taking advantage of people’s desire for alcohol and selling illegally, which is why Gatsby was looked down upon by the “Old Money” crowd. My point is it’s an odd theme to have at a winery lol. 

IMO, themed parties are for birthdays and proms. Just choose a color palette and leave it at that. Winery weddings are lovely on their own without extra bells and whistles. 


Post # 4
480 posts
Helper bee

I understand what previous poster said about full-on themes, but you could definitely give it a subtle 1920s feel without going overboard! The dresses could have similar lines to upper class 1920s, you can go with decor that has more of an art deco feel, have the photographer edit a couple photos in sepia… Search for art deco wedding invitations, dresses, centerpieces, etc, and choose a few key pieces.

If your daughter goes with this theme, please come back with pictures!

Post # 7
216 posts
Helper bee

Holy moly I hope my mom says the same of me when we eventually plan my wedding.

Best of luck to you both! I get that a winery in some, more historically accurate ways could clash with a 20s theme but that aside, that theme is typically well enjoyed for special events, the decor isn’t too hard if you keep it simple, and it’s not so ‘out there’ as to make people super uncomfortable or not know how to dress. It’s common enoughyet not every day, if that makes any sense. 

Post # 8
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

i saved tons of stuff on my pinterest board because i was set on having a roaring 20’s wedding on NYE this past year. My FH didnt propose until May and we needed more time than that to plan so it ended up not happening, but i still LOVE the idea! not lame at all, much more sophisticated than disney IMO. I would check the pinterest boards for “roaring 20’s wedding” or “gatsby wedding” you will get tons of great ideas!

I’d also like to add that the way you talk about your daughter is so sweet, and just the fact that you came here to get advice, while still taking what she wants into consideration- i think she is very lucky to have you. 

Post # 9
368 posts
Helper bee

Sounds lovely! Maybe you could do themed invitations as well so that the guests know in advance and dress accordingly.

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wildflower3 :  LOL I wish my mom talked about me like that too but being the perfectionist/control-freak I am, it will never happen 😂

Post # 10
980 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

You are so sweet!

It’s a wedding, not a historical reenactment. It’s fine to have whatever themed wedding wherever you want. Just don’t require guests to dress in a certain theme

As a practical matter, I think sticking heavily to such a specific theme could be cost prohibitive. It’d be easier to buy and sell more generic wedding items

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