Neon Sign Ideas for a Retro Wedding

August 23, 2022

Neon sign ideas for a retro wedding - image shows young woman dressed in a trendy 80s Madonna inspired wedding dress, with sheer white polka dot gloves to match. There is a warm white neon sign mockup above the woman's head reading 'crazy for you' in a script font.

Neon signs have seen a resurgence over the past few years thanks to their connotations with days gone by. There was a time where the streets would be adorned with bright neon lights advertising consumer goods. Neon signs have come back into fashion but they’re being used in a different way.

Why Choose LED Neon For Your Wedding

There is a reason these signs are so popular. Not only do they evoke feelings of decades past, but they can also be customised to your liking, giving you endless design opportunities. Modern LED signs are also more energy efficient than traditional neon signs.

With all of this mind, an LED neon sign is the perfect addition to your retro wedding. We’ve compiled a few neon sign ideas with romantic references from each decade, from the 1960s all the way through to the 1990s.

Neon Sign Ideas for a Retro Wedding

The 60s

Do you want to capture the romantic vibe of the 1960s? Of course you do! The decade brought about lots of change, thanks to historical events such as the Space Race and the first televised Presidential debate. We also saw Beatlemania take over the world, paving the way for British pop music as we know it today. An LED neon sign is the perfect way to do this, especially as traditional neon signs were still widely used during this decade. Here are LED neon sign ideas for your 60s themed wedding:

  • Love is old, love is new, love is all, love is you (The Beatles – Because, 1969)

  • I can’t help falling in love with you (Elvis Presley – I Can’t Help Falling in Love, 1961)

  • I love you baby (Frankie Valli Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, 1967)

The 70s

Disco fever hit in the 1970s, and it provided us with some classic movies and songs. The 70s also gave us flares- who would have thought the bell bottomed pants would come back into fashion 50 years later? If you want to incorporate the iconic decade into your wedding day, we’ve got a few ideas for you:

  • How Deep Is Your Love (How Deep Is Your Love by The BeeGees, 1977)

  • You’re The One That I Want (Grease, 1978)

  • I will always love you (I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton, 1974)

The 80s

The 80s provided us with John Hughes fever, MTV and plenty of hairspray. This decade is one that we remember for the iconic movies and music. If you’re looking to capture a subtle 80s vibe throughout your wedding, we have some excellent ideas to help you:

  • Time of my life (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, 1987)

  • I’m crazy for you (Crazy For You by Madonna, 1985)

  • You’re the best thing that ever happened (You’re The Best Thing by The Style Council, 1984)

The 90s

The 90s was a decade that will never be forgotten. It was the last decade before technology really started to evolve as we know it today. Whether you were Team Blur or Team Oasis (we’re #teamellis), the general consensus is that the 90s was the last great decade. Pop culture was rife during the 90s, so we have some ideas for your LED neon sign:

  • You and I are gonna live forever (Live Forever by Oasis, 1994)

  • I don’t wanna miss a thing (Don’t Want To Miss A Thing by Aerosmith, 1998)

  • Everything I do, I do it for you (Everything I Do by Bryan Adams, 1991)

What Are The Benefits of LED Neon Signs?

They Can Be Displayed Anywhere

The great thing about our wedding signs is that you can have them on display anywhere. Whether you want your sign showing during your vows or during your reception dinner, it will certainly stand out and add an extra something to your wedding photographs. Our signs are also incredibly lightweight, so they can be moved to different locations throughout the day so you can really make the most of your new signage.

There Are Lots of Customisation Options

We offer plenty of customisation options including wording, sizing and LED colour. Our neon signs are a popular choice for weddings because they allow you to add your own personal stamp onto your big day. Also, our neon wedding signs are multipurpose. Not only can they be used for your wedding celebrations, but they can be displayed in your home afterwards. Need some more ideas for LED signs for your home? Read our post here!

They Are Long Lasting

Unlike their neon counterpart, LED signs are eco-friendly. When looked after correctly, LED signs can last for years. The average lifespan of an LED sign is (approximately) a whopping 100,000 hours– with traditional neon, the average lifespan is around 10,000 hours.

How Can I Order An LED Wedding Sign?

Get in touch with #teamellis by email, telephone or social media. Let us know your ideas and we will advise the options best-suited to your wedding.

Whatever quote or lyric you decide to get illuminated, we can guarantee that it is such a simple but effective way of adding a retro touch to your wedding.

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