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The ultimate credit crunch theme: 1930s depression

In Themes on February 8, 2009 at 11:56 am

I love the morbidity of this theme. Post-flapper, post Wall St. crash, this is surely the most appropriate theme for 2009. It was when the rich just partied, because there was no money to be made.

Guests can dress as 1930s stars – Fred Astaire, Charlie Chaplin, Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Laurel & Hardy, Ginger Rogers or even Mrs. Wallis. And Shirley Temple for little girls.

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

You even have a Ginger Rogers style wedding dress:

Ginger Rogers dress from Swing Time

Ginger Rogers' dress from 'Swing Time'

Ginger Rogers in her wedding dress

Ginger Rogers in her wedding dress

The first dance could be ‘Brother wont you spare a dime’ by Rudy Vallee. Too bleak? Perhaps. More cheery is ‘Two sleepy people’ by Hoagy Carmichael, written in 1938, or ‘Coffee in the Morning (and kisses in the night)’ by the Boswell Sisters.

Other wedding themes you might like:

Make it ethical

Another theme for the penniless: English village fete