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Black and White, Old Hollywood Theme! Ideas?!?! :)

Hi Hi fellow B2B's!!,



I found and booked my reception venue image YAY!! I am getting married abroad but also having a reception when i get for everyone who couldnt make it abroad!!, I have decided to have a black and white old hollywood glamour theme, as i have a huugeee marilyn monroe obsession and i love all the old movies and the gorgeous glitz and glamour of the film stars!

So far i have decided on white chair covers with black shashes, white table cloth's with black runner's, tall black vase's with white ostrich feathers as my centrepeices, a wishing tree in replace of a guest book and basically lots of glitz in the room,!

I am now just wandering of any other added touches which may look really nice and really bring the whole theme together!!. image

I am also thinking of mini boxes of popcorn for the favours!

I was debating on having glammed up cocktail glasses for the women but not sure this is over the top!!! image

Any ideas would be muchly appreciated! image

Thanks everyone! xx xx

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  • Mrs BoundsMrs Bounds Posts: 1,311
    love the popcorn idea for favours! How about big black and white photos of Marilyn and your other favourite film stars hung up around the room, or for table names?
  • Thats a good idea actually,!! image could have the tables named after the different stars i like with a picture of them like image oohhh thanks!!!

    Yeah i read about the popcorn idea and thought it sounded sooo cute!! I really really love popcorn aswell! hehe! xx xx
  • NicolaatkinsNicolaatkins Posts: 132
    Why not consider a black and white dance floor and some large silver mirror balls to really add that classic 50s feel to your venue?
  • Or you could have table names based on Marilyn's films?



    What about having little Oscars as a part of your table centre pieces?



    I don't know what you have planned as entertainment or what your budget is but would it be possible to source a Marilyn lookalike to welcome guests and pose for pics? You can hire picture booths where you choose the background and I have seen one that has a Hollywood sign as a background.



    Are you having a traditional cake? Maybe have one that has the decorations around it such as little old style movie cameras (not on the cake just on the table around it), I have seen some in TK Maxx or Homesense (TK Maxx's home shopping outlets)



    The great thing is the 50's glamour look is all the rage at the moment, so maybe your guests will respond to the theme by dressing in keepoing with the theme?
  • TitianetteTitianette Posts: 88
    Maybe a red carpet on the approach to the venue?
  • ^^^ Hahaha! I just logged back in to say that....you beat me to it! image
  • Hi Girls,



    Love the red carpet idea, am definatly thinking of incoporating that!! image.. and the marylin lookalike idea is cute, very different,!!! thought about the little oscars i could definatly incorporate those into my theme,!! I was hoping the guests would go with the 50's theme, my BM's are getting some gorgeous floor length cockatil dresses! image ohhh its exciting, there are so many ideas i hadnt even though of!!

    Black and white dance floor is a fab idea to! xx xx
  • You could have invitations in the style of old cinema tickets...?








    http://www.etsy.com/listing/87714712/vintage-cinema-wedding-invitation-ticket



    (That example is from an American shop but I'm sure there UK designers doing something similar, or you could do it yourself!)
  • You could make your table plan out of clapper boards...or have them as your table signs?



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    Or you could have your table numbers like this:








    Wedding invites in a film (how cool haha!)




  • OH my gosh love the wedding invites in a film roll idea!!! how cute!!!... also like the movie ticket invite idea aswell! funnily enough i was just searching the invites on google!!!! lol image

    Really looking forward to planning this reception!!! image watched gentlemen prefer blondes this weekend (again, i love it) and i was soo excited to get planning the room!!! image love that era and i love Marilyn. xx xx Thank you ladies!!! xx xx
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