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.

CBN2143
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2 years ago

And miserable AF

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Jessica Gunn
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2 years ago

These are pretty, but lose the hats

Laura
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2 years ago

This is from a Robert Altman movie. It is Mia Farrow.

Nancy Rodgers
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2 years ago

Mia Farrow, playing bridesmaid Buffy Brenner in "A Wedding" -- 1978. AWedding-m...e1b8e7.jpg AWedding-movie-MiaFarrow1978-5bba865e1b8e7.jpg

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Enamelcamel
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2 years ago

... a very ASHAMED Mia Farrow ...

Amazon QT
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2 years ago

The tall blonde is like “I’m gonna rock this damn Bonnet if it kills you! Bring in the fabulous Farrah hair stat!”

Catherine West-Phelan
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2 years ago

This is from a movie...The Wedding . Yes that is Mia Farrow.

lazy_panda
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2 years ago

the hats are a bit much but this one actually isn't insane...

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

Who can make a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew? The Candyman!

Anne McGill
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2 years ago

This is a still from the movie "A Wedding" and that is Mia Farrow on the far right.

Joseph Barnett
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2 years ago

The 'bride' is actress Amy Stryker. This was from the 1978 film with Carol Burnett, "The Wedding"

Bored Fox
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2 years ago

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

She also looks like she doesn't want to be there.

Amazon QT
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2 years ago

She doesn’t.

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Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 years ago

"I can forgive you anything but pastels" (Morticia Addams)

Finja Gottke
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2 years ago

nobody expects the spanish inquisition

Bored Fox
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2 years ago

I thought exactly the same! :D

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Gottlob Frege
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2 years ago

Mia Farrow on the extreme right ?

Clare Ward-Jenkins
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2 years ago

One of the brides maids is hardly a "maid."

Alexis
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2 years ago

Anybody notice the one awkwardly older than the rest bridesmaid? What some spinster old Aunt needed to catch a bouquet?

Nora H.
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2 years ago

I'm imagining it's the brides bossy mom who insisted to be a bridesmaid.

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Victoria Dixon
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1 year ago

Was Lawrence Welk father of the bride?

Mary Hartnett
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1 year ago

Ugly bride!

Laura Orologio
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2 years ago

southern bells!!

Kathleen Wills
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2 years ago

From Tara-South of the Mason-Dixon Line! Maid second from left looks like bride’s Mom. Ooh, that’s why this high necks!

Elizabeth Molloy
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2 years ago

The Bride looks like she's missing a tooth :(

Kim Pratt
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2 years ago

Holy crap, is that Mia Farrow on the right?

Jo Johannsen
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2 years ago

It has a "nun with Southern Belles entourage" vibe

Lori McMaster
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2 years ago

Why does the bridesmaid on the left look like MIa Farrow (Rosemary's Baby)?

Lynn Darragh
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2 years ago

“ my colors are blush and bashful”

Lynn Darragh
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2 years ago

“My colors are blush and bashful”

mena torres
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2 years ago

La vie en rose ....

Vicki Holland
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2 years ago

Is that Mia Farrow on the end??????!!!!

Amazon QT
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2 years ago

Yes

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lindsayaotter
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2 years ago

No one in this picture really looks happy.

Amazon QT
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2 years ago

Except the photographer!

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Chris Lion
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2 years ago

That's from Robert Altman's "A Wedding" (1978)

Erin Tyl
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2 years ago

My colors are Blush and Bashful!!!

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

Cheer up, Mia Farrow. You're a Stepford Bridesmaid now and you HAVE to look happy.

Mariana Viney
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2 years ago

Far right looks like Mia Farrow and in the center, Morgan Fairchild.

Susan Dorrington
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2 years ago

no...just no

Becky Boat
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2 years ago

Look at the strange hairdo on the tallest bridesmaid. It's strange no matter what year.

Lynn La Saga
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2 years ago

That wedding dress is BEAUTIFUL! Very Kate!

Crouching_Penn_Hidden_Teller@yahoo.com
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2 years ago

Kate who?

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Anne Overby
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2 years ago

I thought this was MiaFarrow.

Amazon QT
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2 years ago

It is.

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weatherwitch
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2 years ago

Those hats 😂😂😂

Valerie Anne
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2 years ago

Why?

Bob Hackney
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2 years ago

This one is almost tasteful. I like the Bride's dress. THAT looks great.

jevais
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2 years ago

They are wearing lampshades

Aneese
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2 years ago

Real southern wedding. Including the bride missing some teeth.

Amazon QT
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2 years ago

She has braces on.

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Jeanie
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2 years ago

I lowkey love the bride's veil

Tammy Owens
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2 years ago

Southern charm

Ann Suziedelis
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2 years ago

For cast, see https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Wedding#Cast

Susie Kang
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2 years ago

they don't look too happy!! M/B it was the dress!

Mary Senneka
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2 years ago

The Bride, Amy Stryker, and her bridesmaids: Belita Moreno Peggy Ann Garner Margaret Ladd Lesley Rogers Marta Heflin Mia Farrow in a scene from the film 'A Wedding', 1978.

Christina Simmons
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2 years ago

Woman on the right has the RBF down pat..

Gillian Black
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2 years ago

my gosh again nice but the pink hats well oh dear

Katherine Rollins
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2 years ago

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078481/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_42

Godspeed
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2 years ago

#6 is not very thrilled.

Derynne Taylor
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2 years ago

Is that Mia Farrow far right???!!!

Amazon QT
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2 years ago

Yes. It’s from the movie The Wedding from 1978.

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Janice Seagraves
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2 years ago

I think one of maids looks like Sissy Spacek.

Flávia Guimarães
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2 years ago

and Frances McDermond on Mia's side?

Flávia Guimarães
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2 years ago

Is this Mia Farrow on the right side?

Susan Rainone Galligan
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2 years ago

Pretty in pink

stephenhallny
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2 years ago

That is Mia Farrow

Greta Melina
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2 years ago

This is from a Mia Farrow film called ''A Wedding''.

layne
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2 years ago

and on the right we have a young mia farrow before she got that very short vidal sassoon cut in Rosemary's baby... truly Spooky!

Andi Townsend
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2 years ago

And married Frank Sinatra!

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Kathleen Winters
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2 years ago

Just like Mia Farrow!

Richard Williamson
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2 years ago

This is from a movie called A Wedding which starred Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett and Desi Arnaz amongst others. It was rather strange in that it did not have much of a plot and was shot as if you were merely observing the wedding. As a kid dragged along I hated it but it was probably highbrow cinema at the time.

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

baskets are ridiculous

Kelly Countryman
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2 years ago

No one but the bride actually looks happy.

Jeannine McCann
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2 years ago

NONE of these gals are happy about this

Sue Budd
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2 years ago

What the hell is Mia Farrow doing trapped in this photo ?

Annette Johnson
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2 years ago

Not too bad

Merilyn Horton
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2 years ago

I wore one of these, minus the hat: it didn’t help.

Mark Bashford
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2 years ago

The Handmaids Tale

Lucy Shupe
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2 years ago

See I thought the girl on the left also looks like Mia Farrow.

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

Ouach!

Magdalina777
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2 years ago

Not all bad if you like pink(meaning I for one wouldn't be able to be anywhere near that wedding).

Laura Crockett
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2 years ago

The Gone with the Wind theme wedding?

Susan Dikko
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2 years ago

The tall one looks like a young Cher, wow this bride knew some famous women.

Laura Zaini
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2 years ago

well... these are acceptable compared to some of the other pictures. I really like the bride. classic but at the same time I would say very modern for that period

Cassandra Ewert-Lamutt
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2 years ago

That style/look was sooooooo popular!

Fritz Kropfreiter
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2 years ago

Peachy.

SweetMamaP
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2 years ago

Scarlett O'Hara, eat your heart out ;)

Karen Dalgaard
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2 years ago

These brides maids don't look too happy...

Mary M
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2 years ago

These are kind of pretty dresses...I'd wouldn't mind wearing one ...but the hats...and the fugly baskets have got to go!!!

Mary M
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2 years ago

These dresses aren't so bad...but the hats...they have to gooooo.

Borias Wownomore
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2 years ago

Pretty in pink ruffles..

Jan Foster
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2 years ago

Mia Farrow on the right looks less than impressed.

Neil Taylor
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2 years ago

Stepford wives?

Helena
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2 years ago

Bride's veil is gorgeous.

Grumble O'Pug
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2 years ago

The seventies just keeps on giving!

cwa92464
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2 years ago

Stepford Wives

Lilian Chapman
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2 years ago

Stepford bridesmaids

Deb Takacs Turcott
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2 years ago

Where did all this ugly people come from?

Magpie
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2 years ago

I rather like this, and definitely amateur photographer. It could have looked a lot better.

Kimberly Maki
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2 years ago

Mia Farrow,in the movie " A Wedding", with Lauren Hutton and Carol Burnett!

Carla Heron
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2 years ago

That IS Mia Farrow. This is from a move: A Wedding https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078481/

Carla Heron
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2 years ago

That's because it IS Mia Farrow; this is from the move: A Wedding https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078481/

Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

Gone with the wind

Nataliia Portillo
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2 years ago

Rachel is that you?

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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