Rice Krispies Treats, Polaroids and 12 More Awesome Throwback Reception Ideas
Remember the good old days when all you had to worry about was how to get your crush Nick Carter or Kelly Kapowski to marry you at a wedding filled with nothing but candy, ice cream and more candy? Use your wedding reception details to celebrate those amazing memories from childhood and beyond. Here are 14 nostalgic ideas to bring out everyone's inner kid and throw it way back to simpler times.
1. Shake It Like a Polaroid
Ask your guests to snap and leave a Polaroid, along with their well wishes and words of wisdom.
2. Love Stories Past and Present
Display family photos and heirlooms for your friends and family to reminisce over. Awkward, embarrassing and hilarious photos are encouraged!
3. Snap, Crackle, Pop
Remember the feeling of opening your lunch-box to find a Rice Krispie treat packed for you? This couple dedicated their entire cake to their favorite marshmallow snack.
4. Oh, Lollipop
This is the sweetest bouquet we've ever seen.
5. Memory Lane
This couple married almost exactly two years after the first moment they met. Display your significant moments too with a chalkboard sign.
6. Connect Four
If you've never played Connect Four, you're probably too young to be attending a wedding anyway.
7. North, South, East and West
This adventure-loving couple took "find your seats" pretty literally. Guests were gifted with brass compass favors and escort cards.
8. Vintage Inspiration
Set up a card drop-off box in a vintage suitcase.
9. Escort Cards
Your guests will have a blast seeing everyone's faces on a Polaroid.
10. Vintage Photo Shelf
Displaying family wedding photos is a sweet, fun way to honor your family members—and it'll be an awesome conversation starter for your friends.
11. Geek Out
Go for a Tetris block guest book and unleash your inner gamer.
12. Frosted Animal Crackers
Everyone remembers how addicting these were. You're guests will be obsessed!
13. Nod to the Classics
Incorporate quotes and signs from those classic movies you stayed up all night watching as kids.This bride chose the classic Alice in Wonderland quote, "I'm late, I'm late for a very important date."
14. Retro Typewriter
Ask your guests to write a message on a typewriter. Your grandparents may be pros, but your college roommates might hold up the line a bit. Either way, it'll be fun for everyone, and such a unique touch.