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9 Ideas for the Perfect Great Gatsby Budget Wedding!

9 Ideas for the Perfect Great Gatsby Budget Wedding!


Gatsby fever has arrived just in time for wedding season. If your budget is more Nick Carraway then Jay Gatsby you can still let the pre-prohibition drinks flow and celebrate in glamorous style – with a little creativity. Here are 9 ideas for the perfect Gatsby budget wedding!  Of course, all items are brought to you by Chicago’s fabulous indie boutiques.

{Going to a Great Gatsby Party or Wedding? Here are 10 gorgeous, budget-friendly essentials you’ll need!}

Great Gatsby Budget Wedding

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Great Gatsby Budget Wedding

  1. Elliat Queen Athena Maxi Dress (less than $200), Akira: Don’t sacrifice quality for affordability. This high-low hem maxi is made of 100% silk, complete with a chiffon skirt, and slip. Perfect for a garden Gatsby vow ceremony.
  2. Love Sam Tube Top Dress (less than $300), Sofia: Natural fabrics feel feminine and romantic. This 100% cotton tube dress steps it up a notch with metallic embellishments and a side slit making it the perfect frock for a beach Gatsby wedding.
  3. Comet Vintage Chicago (less than $50), Comet Vintage Chicago: Drop waist reminiscent of the glamorous 20s, this dress is truly one of a kind. Perfect for the indie wedding and the bold fashion forward bride.
  4. Wedding Invitation by Spilled Ink Press (contact for pricing): I’m partial to indie paper boutiques but real life couple Tony and Amanda knows their stuff when it comes to invitation designs. Allow them to create a one-of-a-kind package perfect for your budget.
  5. Just Jules 14k Rose Cut Engagement Ring, Gem: Every bride wants a ring made just for her – unique and brilliant. Gem specializes in unusual and beautiful engagement rings. Perfect for the girl who refuses to be a clone.
  6. E. Live (less than $100), Lori’s Shoes: Leather sole. Rhinestone details. Flattering design. The right amount of 20s shine without the gaudy kitsch.
  7. Egypt Deco Earring in Silver (less than $15), Akira: For this price don’t expect these babies to last you longer than one night – but then again one night is all you need. Get em!
  8. Multi-Function Necklace, Akira: This piece is so cool! Wrap it around your body for a partial chainmail look. Add a little edge to the ultra femme Gatsby style.
  9. Feather Headpiece: Make a feather headpiece just as striking as the model’s with a simple trip to Michael’s. Feathers are sold in bulk and a glue gun is definitely budget friendly. Spring for the slightly more pricey ostrich plumes. I made something similar for my engagement shoot last year. After the hoopla is over these make for perfect keepsakes.

Find these Chicago Indie Shops at the following locations: AKIRA Multiple locations throughout Chicago/ Sofia Live Lovely 100 E Walton St, Chicago IL 60611/ Comet Vintage 1320 W 18th St, Chicago IL 60608/ Spilled Ink Press 2650 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL/ Gem 108 N Marion St, Oak Park IL 60301/ Lori’s Shoes 824 W Armitage Ave, Chicago IL 60614/

  • The art deco earrings are my favorite!

    • Kari

      – The earrings are fabulous aren’t they?! And you can NOT beat that price!

  • sara

    Today Wedding planning is very important for good ceremony

    • Kari

      I couldn’t agree more!

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