If you and your other half came of age in the 1990s, there’s a good chance the decade holds a special place in your heart. Although some trends may not have stood the test of time – back to front trousers anyone? – there are a number of 90s fashions that are very much back in style. In fact, the 90s are so ripe with possibilities for fantastic sartorial, music and food choices, the decade is the perfect choice for a nostalgic wedding theme. As @POPSUGAR says:
“Weddings are sentimental. The ’90s are nostalgic. Combine the two and what do you get? One unbelievably rad party in celebration of your marriage.”
If you’re a fan of 90s music, planning your wedding playlist is going to be a lot of fun. Cue up some Britpop classics, get your guests grooving to TLC or the Spice Girls and relive your youth with a few angst-filled Nirvana anthems. If you’re looking for an iconic song for your first dance, you really can’t get much better that Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You, Can You Feel The Love Tonight from the Lion King or Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden. If you want to have a little fun with your music, ask your guests to send in their favourite 90s tracks when they RSVP and put together the ultimate crowd pleasing playlist.
Although it was just a few short years ago, the 90s were distinctly analogue. Digital cameras were virtually non-existent and even mobile phones were a rarity. Give your reception an authentic 90s feel by asking your guests to put their smartphones away and giving everyone disposable cameras to snap pictures with instead. As well as being fun for your guests, these cameras are guaranteed to generate some fantastic images and a few truly unique memories from your big day.
Another fun part of planning a 90s wedding is choosing your outfit. If you don’t want to go full 90s on your dress, you can give it a feel of the decade instead. Try adding a choker to your outfit, getting your hair done in a retro style (think Rachel from Friends or the girls from B*Witched) or, if you want to go all out, wearing some classic DMs with your wedding dress. If your partner is getting into the spirit of things, he’ll need to invest in an oversized suit, roll up his sleeves and finish the look off with a bright, bold tie.
The 1990s was the decade that brought us alcopops, so why not get your guests in the mood to have fun with a few bottles of Hooch? If you want to make your drinks a little more sophisticated, you could ask your bar team to create a cocktail based on this classic drink flavour.
There are plenty more ideas for creating wedding themes and planning the perfect day on our site. Take a look around to find out more.