Step Back in Time with Retro Wedding Inspiration

Nostalgia is a feeling that transcends time, which is why there is no better theme to have for your wedding. Incorporating this feeling into a big day with many big feelings can be daunting, so we’ve put together this list to help. 

Funky Retro Seed Paper Wedding Stationery

This retro wedding collection captures the essence of current wedding trends, embracing nostalgia and retro themes for a perfect start to your wedding experience. The use of seed paper incorporates a unique texture, creating a more memorable experience with your wedding stationery pieces. 

Flowers & Decor

A brightly colored floral arrangment on a side table, with a old telephone next to it.

Found on Green Wedding Shoes

Color is the perfect way to communicate the vibe. Choosing colors to highlight, from invitations to tablescapes to florals, not only ties each piece together but also looks great in pictures. 

Extra Details

On the left, there is a three-tiered cake with bright retro-inspired shapes. On the right, there is a wedding seating chart made from vinyl records.

Found on Andie Avery Photography | Something Blue Weddings

Find fun ways to incorporate your theme through decor! A fun seating chart that’s clear to your guests is a must. In terms of a cake, have fun with it! Lean into color, whether that be with the cake itself or a topper.

The Getaway Car

A bride and groom kissing in front of a pink classic car.

Found on Green Wedding Shoes

After having the wedding of the decade, you’ll also want to exit the party in style. There is no cooler way than opting for an on-theme vintage car: not only will it be memorable, but it’s also a great way to start your journey as newlyweds.

Bride and Groom Attire

You can find fashion inspiration from any decade to create a statement look of your own. Consider flowing dresses, wide-legged trousers, or classic silhouettes that pay homage to your chosen era. Accessories play a crucial role – opt for bold statement pieces that complement the rest of the outfit.


A tablescape with flowers and taper candles, with large disco balls hanging over the top.

Found on Michelle Huggleston

Disco balls are no longer a thing of the past! With retro and nostalgia themes trending, it’s a fun decor piece to include that adds visual interest to the space and lends to the vibe of a retro-inspired wedding. Mirrorballs aren’t just limited to ceilings: try incorporating them into florals, seating charts, or table scapes for added interest.

Photos Booth

An old-school photo booth

Choosing the right photography is key to all weddings, but finding one that matches your era will capture your day the way it was lived. Another fun addition to the party is a classic photobooth where guests can snap photos throughout the night. 

By incorporating these nostalgic elements into your special day, you not only create memories that will last a lifetime; you’ll also craft a celebration that stands out as a truly unique and personal expression of your love.


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