The bridesmaids should never outshine the bride. Some brides, however, seem to be taking this to the extreme when dressing up their maids of honor. Or maybe time changes fashion trends so much, that after some the style that was "in" starts to look simply ridiculous. Either way, Bored Panda has collected a series of vintage bridesmaids dresses that are so funny, that you'll probably feel sorry for the women who wore them.

The 70s fashion brought outrageous patterns, floppy hats, and undiscernable silhouettes to the mix, 80s fashion later added vivid color, spandex, and space-filling hairdos. No matter the era, though, these absolutely unique vintage outfits would make your silly Spongebob PJs look like a classy suit. Scroll down to check out the images and upvote your favorite outrageous fashion statements!

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Dara
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2 years ago

I liked this one

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Jo Smith
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2 years ago

OMG what the hell

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PBMc
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2 years ago

And after the ceremony, they all went Christmas caroling.

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Mimis Nachbarin
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2 years ago

Kinda scary.

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Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

For shame! Skinning innocent couches!

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

Almost a rainbow

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Bonnie Blue Bird
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2 years ago

At least the bridesmaids will never out shine the bride :)

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Mimis Nachbarin
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2 years ago

The bridesmaid on the very rigth looks like Mia Farrow.

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Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

Down market Princess Di.

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Hope Floats
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2 years ago

I had a quilt cover and matching curtains like these dresses in the 70's...Oh dear..

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

Weird. The bride looks the least happy

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Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

Somewhere Tinkerbell is crying.

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Wanda Queen
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2 years ago

These women at least look somewhat comfortable and like they're having fun

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Connie Martin
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2 years ago

Bride is beautiful.

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Cora Fields
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2 years ago

So that's where the Mylar space blankets went.

Barb Logan
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2 years ago

David Bowie's back-up singers?

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

Ferrero Rocher?

Anouk
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2 years ago

Oven ready bridesmaids.

Daniel Miller
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2 years ago

Hahaha....frkn Jiffy Pop!!!

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Wynand
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2 years ago

So bright it blurs their faces! :)

Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

Welcome to the '80s.

birdhouse
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2 years ago

Solid Gold dancers?

Kim Shannon
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2 years ago

It's not coincidence that gold "lame" and lame are spelled the same way.

Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

I'd want my face blurred out too if there was a picture of me in one of those dresses.

Carol Harrison
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2 years ago

They had to be careful not to release them near any power lines.

Neil Taylor
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2 years ago

The blocky masks are kinda creepy.

BusLady
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2 years ago

This wedding needs the tinted glasses.

BusLady
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2 years ago

Before everyone goes blind.

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BusLady
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2 years ago

Are you sure this isn't a girl band?

Teresa Dougan
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2 years ago

wonder what the bride wore

BusLady
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2 years ago

Maybe one of them is the Bride.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

Do I vote up or down for omg ugly?

SBW71
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2 years ago

Solid Gold dancers??

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

So what exactly did the bride wear to outshine these?

Mel Read
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2 years ago

basted and oven ready

Benevolent Panda Mouse
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2 years ago

Baked potato chic

My O My
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2 years ago

How did the bride look though?

Gayle Chandler
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2 years ago

Crunchy-sounding dresses

Godspeed
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2 years ago

Remnants from the satellite program was effectively reused.

Heather Sterner
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2 years ago

Disco fever, lol.

Moo Moo Futch
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2 years ago

So bad no one wants to own it!

Ohio Hands
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2 years ago

I can see why the faces are blured

Gerry Higgins
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2 years ago

Bridesmaids or the opening act ?

Alexis
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2 years ago

Another too damn important to play the game completely. It's ruined when faces are blurred!!

Carole Reid
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2 years ago

Maybe they aren't friends anymore.

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Borias Wownomore
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2 years ago

Hey... where’s the disco ball?

Jonathan Rañola
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2 weeks ago

Lame was in during that time.

Cat C
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4 months ago

Oh heck no!

Mimi M
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1 year ago

Yeah, I'd obscure my face too.

Penalope Chapman
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2 years ago

I agree best to not admit they made you wear that dress.

Wendy Yim
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2 years ago

yeah I wouldn't be caught died wearing these either

ptm45
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2 years ago

my eyes hurt

Pollypocket81
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2 years ago

I seen a recent wedding with the same frocks :/

Tessa
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2 years ago

Help

Mayson
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2 years ago

At least they didn't get cold

Lynn Darragh
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2 years ago

The Supremes, the early years

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

Are they all ready for the moon landing? I'll bet those dresses keep them very warm.

Laura Keller
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2 years ago

HAHAHAHAHAHA! that's all I got...

Charlene Burnett
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2 years ago

I would want my face blurred too

Sherri Mantooth Bagwell
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2 years ago

When Solid Gold dancers become bridesmaids...

Doris Culverhouse
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2 years ago

would love to know he date

rhyan lumilay
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2 years ago

they also wear a blurred face?

RJ BERG
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2 years ago

OH it's So 80's.... the triple duty dress wear it at the wedding and hop out to the club... them recycle for Mylar balloons...

Valerie Anne
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2 years ago

Didn't Kim Kardashian just wear something like this to a wedding?

Tom Vogt
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2 years ago

Idompnt blame them for wanting their faces bleared out

Whawhawhatsis
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2 years ago

Yeah, I'd blur my face, too -- who wants to be seen in THAT schmatte?

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

I wonder why faces are blurred out, lol

Barb Logan
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2 years ago

They must not have given permission to use the photo.

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Rachel Duggleby
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2 years ago

Hideous

Lilian Chapman
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2 years ago

Gold finger

Happiness is Hippo
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2 years ago

I was thinking more Spandau Ballet - Gold!

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Azure Adams
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2 years ago

80s prom/glam theme wedding

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

no.....just no

Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

Shiny

Bridgette Blumenthal
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2 years ago

So ashamed they can't show their faces! LOL

Janell
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2 years ago

With all the pleats, gathering, and ruffles each dress is made with enough material to shield the space station.

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

To glossy!! Bad taste!!!

Sue Edwards-Catt
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2 years ago

I'd blur my face too 😬

Kelly Dean
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2 years ago

This is 1985. Has to be.

Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

wrapping paper

Merilyn Horton
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2 years ago

I think I could pull mine to pieces and sew something quite lovely.

Alib
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2 years ago

This is actually very Norma Kamali 1980s cool.

Biana Weatherford
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2 years ago

"It's a color that looks good on everyone"

Greg Mott
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2 years ago

Solid Gold Dancer gets hitched!

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

Maybe her husband was in to heavy metal and she wanted to surprise him

Jan Foster
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2 years ago

Bacofoil!

Fritz Kropfreiter
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2 years ago

Klimt is turning over in his grave.

Grumble O'Pug
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2 years ago

I think the girl on the left must still hate that bride.

Last Hurrah
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2 years ago

The beginnings of Heavy Metal.

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PBMc
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2 years ago

I'm sure the outfits are bad but I can't see them. My eyes are glued on the hair of the guy on the right.

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Xiaolaohu
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2 years ago

I think this one might actually be a ballet?

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Connie Martin
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2 years ago

Put some wheels under this and you've got a pretty decent parade float.

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Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

What's with the babushkas on the little kids?

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Wynand
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2 years ago

Blessed be the fruit.

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KaPOW
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2 years ago

I actually quite like these (for that time anyway!)

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Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

The dresses are blessedly simple. The issue here is the headgear. They look like someone re-purposed Easter decorations.

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Jo Smith
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2 years ago

The expression on the bridesmaid at the front says it all...

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Nikki Ferguson
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2 years ago

Now these bridesmaids dresses are cool...unfortunately I don't think the groomsmen suits will ever come back in fashion

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Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

"Jimmy and I met when we both ordered a Tequila Sunrise at the bar...."

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Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

All I can hear is the theme to "The Simpsons."

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Wanda Queen
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2 years ago

I forget how young people got married back the day.....all these fresh little faces. Before someone jumps my shit....I'm not saying I think it's a great idea to get married fresh out of high school. I'm just observing.

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KaPOW
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2 years ago

These are cute!

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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2 years ago

Those dresses remind me of the non-slip decals we used to put in our bathtubs.

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Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

If you go inside the church, you'll see that all of the wallpaper in the hallways is gone.

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PBMc
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2 years ago

I wonder if the bride had an open wound that the Dr didn't want her licking?

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birdhouse
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2 years ago

I'd blur out my face too.

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Hope Floats
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2 years ago

Do these dresses come with a box of paracetamol?

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Xiaolaohu
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2 years ago

Hefty, Hefty cinch sack!

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Wynand
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2 years ago

"I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable." George Costanza, Seinfeld.

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Chicago Kitty
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2 years ago

The neckline is truly awful!

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Amanda Kirby
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2 years ago

I honestly am not bothered by the oddness of the dresses. I just live how happy everyone looks. No one is trying to look cool; they seem genuinely happy to be part of the day.

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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2 years ago

Floppy hats for Jesus

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Linda
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2 years ago

Wierd placement of the bride

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Connie Martin
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2 years ago

Mom designed the dresses and ran them up on her Singer.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Bride 'I'd like the bridesmaid dresses to clash please'.

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Wynand
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2 years ago

It was at that moment that Pinocchio become a real boy.

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CultOfBambi
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2 years ago

How long is the middle ones neck!!

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

What is it with all these floppy hats?

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Rachel Neye
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2 years ago

WTH?!!

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Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

Sneezing while holding confetti never ends well.

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