I am interested in having a 'ganster/mobster' theme wedding with the pin stripe suits and all. We are not interested in having a church wedding, rather we would like to create our own little setting on a nice piece of land. Do you have any suggestions as to what to wear for the bride and groom as well as the bridesmaids and groomsmen? Secondly, do you have any suggestions as to what the fashion and setting was like back then? What could we design that would resemble the 'ganster/mobster' era? (what year is it anyway~the 40's???)
Any suggestions are welcome and we would appreciate it greatly!!
Go to this site: http://www.retroactive.com/ubb/Forum5/HTML/000023.html ---fantastic resource for people wanting to research what was worn. You will notice that are some catalogs that have every period of fashion. Check out Fashion Sourcebooks (by John Peacock) for every decade. They are sold on Amazon.com and they are very affordable, only $9.95 or close to that.
I quote: "The sourcebooks are split into decades from the 1920s through the 1970s. They are paperback and consist of approx. 60 pages. Each year is broken down into Day Wear, Evening Wear, Sports Wear and accessories. It is all illustrated with notes on each item in the back of the book."
Then you can probably find Retro Clothing outlets via the Internet. This is all I know at the moment from a few minutes research.
They assist people planning vintage weddings, but the assumption is that people didn't wear gangster outfits at a wedding. You might submit to their bulleting board with your request because these people are experts in American vintage clothing and probably know people who can tailor these outfits for your wedding.
They don't have the men's gangster clothes pictured.
But, at some point you will need a DESIGNER to get involved because you will probably need to have custom fitted garments. It will be extremely hard to find this stuff in off-the-rack rental. This theme you have in mind is going to be VERY expensive just to costume everybody authentically. You MAY be able to locate a Theater or Film costumes supplier who has outfits previously made for a movie or stage production in sufficient quantity and size ranges that they can rent out.
Check out this site for the names and phone numbers of professional costume designers who may be able to help you. http://www.rasource.com/costumedesigners.htm
I am also planning a 1920's wedding themed on Gangsters and Molls. I am based in the UK and am desparately trying to find suppliers in my country for costumes and props (hats, tommyguns, spats etc).
Can anyone help or is anyone trying to sell there themed wedding stuff?
Also, how did your day go?
Does anyone know where I can find some pictures of the attire for that time?? Not sure what zoot suits look like!
Also what are some suggestions to give to guests on what they could wear (so they don't have to go too far out of there way)!
ALSO, Here is what I have came up with:
Best man will bring groom out at gun point
Ushers will have machine guns
I want to come up with some kind of skit, ie: 1st priest is capped, then real one comes out; some one coughs during ceremony and groom in strong Italian voice "I invite you to my wedding, how come you disrespect me?"
Poppers and cap guns instead of rice or birdseed.
Thanks for the advice!
This site is for people who want to help each other. Keep you criticism to yourself.
I think this is a great idea. I wanted to have a swing-era type wedding, but i have no ideas????help!
For approx 200
Ideas for a Christmas Party something different a young company with new ideas eg not murder mystery
P.s good luckwith the wedding if i am not late. Askjeevs is a good search field to use.
The girls can wear a fingerwave. I used to wear them all the time. It looks great. That would be of that era, and would look sooo special maybe if only the bride wore a fingerwave, or if the bride wears another style, have the bridesmaids wear a fingerwave, and maybe a flower tucked behind the ear on one side.
My bridesmaids carried white marabou feather fans instead of a bouquet, that I got at a costume shop. They looked fabulous!
Don`t listen to that ridiculously,non-sensically negative Benny Hill person that posted...that was totally not cool.
Sounds like a great, fun and special theme.
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