5 Wedding Favors for Retro Brides and Grooms

Wedding toasts always talk about looking forward to the future of the happy couple. What about the brides and grooms that love to live in the past? Fashion and other creative trends are constantly recycled, so hanging onto those retro duds isn’t exactly a waste of space.

Check out the personalized wedding favors below to see how your wedding can be a blast from the past your guests will always remember!


Better than Clap On

Slap On Digital Watch


Everyone I know from elementary school has had a slap bracelet taken away in class. I was helping my folks clean out the basement not too long ago and came across a box of some of my old things. Lovingly placed in a shoebox? More than a dozen slap bracelets, ranging from bold colors and sharp edges to faux blue leopard fur. The customized Slap On Digital Watch is made of soft silicone and comes in several bold colors. You can imprint the wedding date or your names on the dial to show that your love will last through all time.


If it's hip to be square, it's three times as hip to be cubed. Or is it six times?

Rubik’s Cube Key Holder


Love is a mystery that many people never solve. Fortunately, the customized Rubik’s Cube Key Holder might have a little better success rate. For couples that love former fads or puzzles, this is a memorable wedding favor. With a standard imprint area set up on the white panels and options to imprint on other colors, the personalized Rubik’s Cube Key Holder can also be an icebreaker among single wedding guests – just make sure you send them to QLP for THEIR wedding favors!


Tasty on the inside and tasty on the outside

Retro Lunch Box


My personal favorite on this list is the customized Retro Lunch Box. Remember carting your thermos and PB&J (cut diagonally, no crusts) to school? Brown paper bags were for losers: custom Retro Lunch Boxes are for winners! With CMYK processing and TONS of space to personalize, you can make a whole collage of your life together. A little sappy, sure, but unforgettable!


Bug Style Stress Reliever


A rave in a car

The silver is, like, totally shiny, dude.

For the grooviest wedding favor you can possibly imagine, look no farther than the personalized Bug Style Stress Reliever from Quality Logo Products. The metallic exterior and neon windows make this stylish automobile into a fantastic gift for all of your wedding guests. Add your wedding date and the phrase “Just Married” to these stress balls for a little something you can squeeze when that honeymoon period is over.


Way less boring than a slide show.

Way less boring than a slide show.

Book Style Photo Album (4” x 6”)


All wedding speeches have something to do with looking to the future, but there’s nothing wrong with perusing through the past! The customized Book Style Photo Album gives your guests an opportunity to look over some the highlights of your relationship with your new spouse and – with space for 100 photos – room to add their own memories.

What other wedding favors would retro couples like? What do you want out of a wedding favor? Do you and your soon-to-be spouse agree? Sound off in the comments below!

Until next time, keep expanding your brand!


Jana Quinn

An old ‘G’ that’s been working for QLP since it was in Bret’s basement – Jana has been writing since she made up a story about a Jana-Tiger that liked rocky road ice cream and got straight A’s. She enjoys writing about marketing and pop culture, posting a ‘Die Hard’ article as often as she’s allowed. She is inspired by the articles at Cracked and frequently wears a Snuggie in the office. You can also connect with Jana on Google+.


  1. JPorretto

    Any wedding where I got a Rubik’s Cube to play with would instantly be in my short list of best weddings ever. They just HAVE to be amazing to play with after a few rounds of the bubbly…

    • Jana Quinn

      Can you imagine a reception hall full of people working on Rubik’s Cubes, half-murmuring in agreement to whatever toasts are going on? Perhaps this was not a wise choice…

      • JPorretto

        Well, you see… this is when you save the favors for when the evening is growing stale. I think just about every reception lasts an hour or two longer than I prefer, and THAT’S when a Rubik’s cube would be worth its weight in gold…

  2. Jill Tooley

    I want to get married all over again so I can order slap bracelets and Rubik’s Cubes as my wedding favors! Nice finds. All that’s missing from this list is jelly shoes, pogs, silly putty, and those enormous candy rings I used to beg my mother for when we passed the impulse buys aisle. 😉

    The retro lunch boxes are amazing but they have a decently high minimum order; the tall-boy mint tins are along the same lines (they still have a retro feel) but they’re available with a lower minimum for smaller weddings. And on a side note, every time I see our retro first aid tins, they remind me of the video game Left 4 Dead. Wouldn’t they be cute for L4D fans who are tying the knot? The game isn’t exactly retro yet, but it probably will be someday!

    Great post, thanks for sharing some of your retro favorites!

    • Jana Quinn

      Thanks for the alternate suggestion, Jill! High minimums can be a pain when you’re having a smaller gathering, especially when it’s something time-specific like a wedding. I’d recommend a customized tin lunch box for either a huge wedding or a longer campaign that may not be tied to a specific date or event.

  3. Amanda

    Great post Jana! =) I love those slap watches. I’ve been seeing them for sale all over–they’ve really become a hit, again. It would be really cool to get those as a wedding favor too. Everyone would match and they would be great for every age.

    • Jill Tooley

      They have the slap bracelets at Walgreens in a whole bunch of different colors – it brings back memories! 🙂

  4. Joseph Giorgi

    I never owned a slick retro lunchbox when I was growing up. I always wanted one though. You’re right, I always kind of felt like a loser for bringing a simple paper bag to lunch when all the “cool” kids were rockin’ those custom lunchboxes with their favorite shows emblazoned on them.

    As fate would have it, some of those “cool” kids turned out to be “loser” adults, so it’s all good. 😀

    • Jana Quinn

      Aww, don’t hate just because you were jealous.

      However, as an adult, you can afford cooler lunch boxes like my rockin’ Justice League one. 🙂

  5. josh wurtz

    Just found my retro teenage mutant ninja turtles lunchbox. I might need to start taking it to work with me!

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