Have a Themed 1940’s Vintage Wedding

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For those of you who love the idea of having a 1940's vintage wedding set in the big band era, this theme should provide a lot of entertainment and fun. If you love the jumping and jiving sounds of the nineteen-forties, along with ballroom dancing, then why not plan your wedding theme around this fascinating era?

Go for a slim fitting suit or a drop shoulder slender fit satin dress with full length gloves and a hat with a netted face veil. Finish it off with accessories such as seamed nylons and spiked healed (but comfortable) shoes.

For the groom, pin striped suits were still all the rage, or because of the war, army uniforms were often worn. The bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen clothing should be along the same lines as the bride and groom.

If you're making your own, decorate the invitations with pictures of either big band instruments (such as saxophone, trombone, tuba, bass, trumpet). Another choice is to use a graphic of a wine bottle draped with a string of pearls.

Use a sepia photo that features you and your fiancée as the background. Surround the picture in a border created to look like it's in an antique frame. Print your wording on vellum paper and secure it over the photo.

For 1940's vintage wedding decorations, fill balloons with helium and float them above the dance floor. Create several balloon bouquets and place them around the room. You can also secure a mirrored, slow-turning "disco" ball over the dance floor and add strings of small lights over doorways. Buy cheap children's musical instruments (saxophone, trumpet, etc.) and create an arrangement on the main food table as a centerpiece focal point. You can even have a fountain that produces bubbles.

Get themed wedding favors for your 1940's vintage wedding. Give an actual antique photo of yourselves in an antique looking frame. Create a music sheet with your favorite song; roll it up and secure with ribbon. Present small bottles of wine or champagne decorated with ribbon and a string of fake pearls. Another idea is to buy cheap champagne glasses and fill with rose petals or mints.

For themed centerpieces, you could use wine bottles draped with pearls or army dog-tags. Lay long white gloves in the center of the table and scatter rose petals over them. Place a tall vase with a single rosebud next to the gloves. Buy a large champagne glass for each table and fill with glass beads; place a candle in the middle of each and drape fake pearls along its stem.

Create a musical arrangement centerpiece. At a craft supply store, purchase miniature musical instruments (saxophone, trombone, trumpet, etc.), along with a small "music stand" and place an antiqued sheet of music with your songs on each stand.

For fitting music, go with any of the big band music that features Jazz and/or Blues. You could hire an actual band or find a D.J. that enjoys this type of music and knows what to play.

Get a regular wedding cake (2 or 3 tiers) and place small, plastic musical instruments along the edges. For the topper, have two figures standing in front of a music stand. Have the cake shaped into a musical instrument such as a saxophone, trumpet, drums, piano, tuba, guitars, etc for a unique all around 1940's vintage wedding!

The author of this article is a writer for HQ Wedding Favors.com, a great place to find hundreds of wedding favors and various other party favors . Find more great articles and wedding favor ideas with just one click away.

 

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