Sunday, December 27, 2009

Why I chose a 1920s wedding theme

The other night when I was talking to my dad, he mentioned that he'd sent an acquaintance over to visit my 1920s wedding blog. Her reaction was to ask what made me think of a 1920s theme — which, come to think of it, is a pretty reasonable question to ask.

I actually didn't go into the wedding planning process thinking that I would like a Roaring Twenties-themed wedding. I did know two things, though: 1) that I wanted a vintage ring, as I generally prefer vintage and antique stuff to the "new and improved," and 2) that I wanted a very different type of wedding dress than what you find in the stores most of the time.

So after checking the websites of stores such as David's Bridal without much luck, I started browsing through what was on eBay. At the same time, just by luck, was the gorgeous dress that I ended up wearing. I fell in love as soon as I saw it — I knew it was exactly right. I bid high, determined to win it, and win it I did — though I paid as much as some people do for a brand-new dress!

Sometime in this process of getting my dress — sometime between finding the dress on eBay, planning what I was going to bid on it, and winning it — I conceived of the idea of a 1920s wedding. So the theme for the ceremony and reception was in effect planned around the dress itself, even though I already loved the 1920s and all other stuff vintage and antique.

So that's the story of how I decided to have a 1920s-themed wedding. I'm interested in hearing from readers — what made you decide on a Roaring Twenties theme for your wedding or party?