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    Posted on Apr 3, 2013

    How To Throw The "Great Gatsby" Wedding Of Your Dreams

    “Can’t repeat the past? … Why, of course you can!”

    First things first: Whip up some classy invitations. Here are some cool ones.

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    Ask that rich friend if you can use their giant old mansion.

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    Or rent out the Oheka Castle on Long Island.

    But honestly, any outdoor lawn will probably do.

    Most importantly, you need the perfect dress with Art Deco details.

    Top: $3,000 from BHLDN.com

    Bottom: $1,200 from BHLDN.com

    Or go bohemian-flapper.

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    $650 from Etsy

    And remember: pearls, pearls pearls.

    When it gets chilly at night, cover up with a fur stole.

    Find the right headpiece, preferably a headband or a feather fascinator.

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    Get the finger-waves down.

    View this video on YouTube

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    Here's a tutorial.

    Drop-waist dresses for the bridesmaids.

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    Pretty rhinestone accents for their hair.

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    Bottom: $35 from Etsy

    Make them wear feather boas and cloché hats if you want to get really authentic.

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    The flower girl can be a flapper girl.

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    Get this dress here.

    The groomsmen should sport flasks.

    And/or pocket watches.

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    Photo by The Pros wedding photography.

    The groom should rival Robert Redford in debonaire.

    How clever is this airplane boutonniere??

    Hand out feathered headbands to your guests.

    The cake should be GOLD.

    Or at least have some Art Deco detailing.

    Pair with black-and-white desserts.

    Accordion-pleated tissue paper makes for an easy and inexpensive party decoration.

    Other viable motifs include vintage suitcases and old cameras.

    Tables could be littered with pearls and crystals.

    Unless, of course, you've managed to find sequined tablecloths.

    Incorporate peacock feathers.

    Serve liquor out of vintage decanters.

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    “It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people.”

    Photo by Ashley Photographer and The Itty Bitty Party Committee.

    Signature cocktails include gin rickeys, champagne juleps, and sidecars.

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    Get the recipes here.

    Let the champagne run freely.

    It also makes a good, festive wedding favor.

    When guests get sick of doing the Charleston, give them the option of playing drunk badminton.

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    A vintage badminton set is mandatory.

    Choose an Art Deco guest book.

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    This is $39.95 from Etsy.

    Or set up a typewriter so your guests can type you their well wishes.

    Ride away in style in a yellow Rolls-Royce.

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    It symbolizes the American Dream.

    While the party continues all night long....

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