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Add '90s Nostalgia to Your Wedding Day!

Add '90s Nostalgia to Your Wedding Day!

Alison Hargreaves Guides for Brides Bio
Alison Hargreaves Updated:
8th of March 2023

The '90s kids are getting married! Where did that time go?  So, what better theme for a wedding than a throwback with all that '90s nostalgia. From countless episodes of Friends to the Pokemon takeover, the '90s is full of iconic cultural moments to reference on your wedding day! 

The Dress

Slip dresses were HUGE in the '90s and have had a massive resurgence in recent years. Why not choose a slip style wedding dress like this one from Willowby by Watters for instant Kate Moss cool! 

Willowby by Watters Gemini Wedding Dress


Establish your theme from the start with invites that reflect '90s nostalgia! For example, they could be in the shape of floppy disks or decorated in colourful, geometric patterns. Continue this theme into your order of service or table planner. Or you could forgo the usual, paper stationery and create your name places out of Lego! 

90s wedding save the date

Sweet Treats

Having a candy cart at your wedding has become quite popular. So, why not theme it with some of your old favourites! For example, white mice, Starburst, chalky lollies, Freddos and, of course, Haribo Starmix. You can now even get personalised Love Hearts sweets, which are perfect as a wedding favour!

Personalised love hearts 90s nostalgia

Image: Swizzels

The Photo-booth

Photo-booths are another great way of letting your guests have some nostalgic fun! Fill your photo-booth with '90s era props to create some unforgettable memories! If the photos come out on classic thin strips, even better!

wedding photobooth

The Cake

=Show your guests your sense of fun with a cake like this out-of-this-world design from Tracey Mann! Don't be afraid to reflect all your childhood obsessions, such as Star Wars!

Tracey Mann Star Wars Cake 90s nostalgia

Or how about incorporating all your favourite 90s games, like Pokemon and monopoly, with this totally retro creation from Cakes by Nina?!

Cakes by Nina retro 90s wedding cake pokemon monopoly

Venue Decoration

When it comes to decorating your wedding venue, you can include as much '90s nostalgia as you wish! You may want to keep it simple with themed table names referencing classic Gameboy games or copying a colour theme from your favourite '90s TV show. Or you might want to take it all the way! For example, this real wedding took a Harry Potter theme to magical heights! 

Harry Potter Themed Wedding

Guest Book

We actually attended a wedding recently that used this idea and it was spectacular. The Polaroid camera has definitely made a come back in recent years! You can either ask your guests to stick the pics in a book, or peg them up on a line so everyone can see their fantastic selfie-action in full swing.

The Playlist

These '90s classics are the ULTIMATE party starters. If you don't remember the moves to Tragedy, don't panic - there's always someone who knows! Include classic hits from the Spice Girls, Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys and everyone will be dancing all night long!

dancing at wedding party reception

If you're a fan of the '90s, check out our Disney inspired wedding ideas! 

Alison Hargreaves Guides for Brides Bio

About the author

Alison Hargreaves

Alison has been advising brides, grooms and bridesmaids for more than 25 years. She has an unrivalled knowledge of the British wedding industry and frequently appears on podcasts and expert panels. She regularly attends international wedding conferences to keep the UK at the forefront of wedding planning trends.

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