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30 Funny 50s Retro Wedding Theme Ideas

Oh, those 50’s! An era of big bouncing skirts, curly hairstyles, pin-up, bright lips, colorful milkshakes lining the bars of diners, Elvis’ rock-n-roll songs and love ballads! Using this style as a wedding theme is an absolutely awesome way to customize all those special details of your day like polka dots, coca-cola, soda fountain, vinyl records, popcorn… I love this! It’s not just a theme it’s more like retro spirit with vibrant, reckless, joyful mood which you can bring to your wedding party. Here’s an inspirational roundup for you that’ll take you to the fancy atmosphere of the middle of the previous century.


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  1. Nancy Says:

    Hello I am the maid of honor and my sister is having a 50’s Retro theme wedding in October of this year. My question is I saw a wonderful idea here on the site. It was a picture of match box saying the perfect match. Does anyone know where I would be able to go and order the exact box? They are my sister’s wedding colors and I know she would be excited. I have been looking on the internet but no such luck. Thank you for your help and advice.

  2. Irina Says:

    Hello, Nancy! I found out that this item is sold out and no longer availible, unfortunately.
    How about this one – http://www.etsy.com/listing/65671304/love-note-in-a-bottle ?

  3. Hilary Says:

    I really love the wedding invitations, did you make them yourself, or can I find them somewhere?

  4. Katie Says:

    Where did this wedding take place…? It’s absolutely beautiful!!!!

  5. Lydia Says:

    Hello , Wow Your Wedding Was Absolutely Perfect . My Sweet 16 Is This Year And I Would Love To Have A Retro Theme Sixteen , I Would Be Most Grateful If You Would Be Able To In from Me Where I Would Be Able To Find And Buy This Furniture And Decorations , Thanks You And Sorry For Your Time . Hopefully I Can Hear From You Soon

  6. Mandy Says:

    I love the brides dress! Where could I find it or something very similar?

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