10 Ideas for a Speakeasy Wedding

The style of the 1920’s – art deco details, gold accents and a secret speakeasy tucked away underneath a storefront – they’re all fun ideas to incorporate into a fall wedding. Today we’re sharing 10 ideas for a speakeasy wedding with lots of details from the roaring 20’s.

Setting the Scene

Choosing a wedding venue is step one after you consider the time of year you want to get married. Having a speakeasy wedding theme opens the doors for where you can host your reception – you don’t have to stick to typical ballrooms and reception halls.

Because your theme is naturally more intimate, look for lounges, bars or music venues that will accommodate the number of guests you plan on inviting. The moody lighting, built-in bar and general set up of the space will make your guests feel like they are at a true speakeasy.

Look for a space with some vintage or antique details – dark walls and exposed brick are details that will lend themselves well to your decor for this speakeasy wedding theme!

Decorations for a Speakeasy Wedding

Decorating for a speakeasy wedding is easy – the details of the era are so specific that once you find your venue, it will be easy to decorate the space. Think rustic crates, dark wood, gold detail and anything antique from the 1920’s.

Line the ceiling of the venue with bistro lights or twinkle lights and keep the main lighting down low to keep the mysterious, speakeasy vibe for your reception. The moodier the lighting, the better!

Designate an area for a photobooth with flapper-style props – think mustaches for the men, feather hair pieces for the women and lots of other fun, vintage props to pose with. A chalkboard sign with deco inspired chalk lettering leads the way, and a glitzy golden backdrop is a perfect place to take photos for your guests to add to a guestbook. It will be so much fun looking at the pictures and remember how much fun all of your guests had at your speakeasy inspired wedding.

Extra Details Make the Day

The extra details are what make the day for this speakeasy wedding! Treat your guests to some special touches that will make their time helping you celebrate even more fun.

At the bar, but extra special focus on the drinks. A signature drink with whiskey is perfectly fitting for this theme, or set up a whiskey station behind the bar with lots of different brands, mixers and garnishes to choose from. Champagne, a sparkling juice, or a cocktail with St. Germain are lovely options for guests who don’t enjoy whiskey.

And don’t forget the wedding favors. Sweet, golden favor boxes filled with a special trinket or candies are a wonderful idea and the boxes match the speakeasy theme so well! Or treat each guest to a cigar – cigars have been used as a way to celebrate special occasions and your wedding is no exception!

Your speakeasy wedding is going to be a huge hit with your guests and it will be a day that you remember for years to come.

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