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.

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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?

Alexavia
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2 years ago

I think you present a good theory here 🤔 You can see the ballet slippers on the girls to the left. Then again, maybe the one in the middle is getting married and invited her ballet friends for a ballet-themed wedding...? Idk.

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Light
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2 years ago

Who tricked the bride into wearing the basket of flowers in her head? Did she lose a bet?

Cassandra Ewert-Lamutt
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2 years ago

There is something about this that says more costume-y than your ordinary wedding - maybe for a fair or something?

Mayson
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2 years ago

Yes, the Fair of Bad Taste.

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Jan Foster
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2 years ago

What fresh hell is this?

birdhouse
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2 years ago

Just stop! This can't be real? Can it?

glowworm2
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2 years ago

Carmen Miranda gets married.

Apollo
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2 years ago

I love the bridesmaid's dresses but I'm not happy about the flower pot on the bride's head.

Lisa Robinson Bevis
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2 years ago

Why does she have a planter on her head?

Rebecah Ozuna
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2 years ago

This was when Mother Earth got married!

Sharon Voorhees
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2 years ago

And how about that flower pot headdress for the bride?

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

It's not nice to fool Mother Nature! (lightning strikes)

Abigail Kreiss
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2 years ago

Carmen Miranda meets Queen of the fairies

Dara
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2 years ago

I liked hahahahahahaha

Andi Townsend
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2 years ago

Looks like the 2 people on the right are really guys in drag. And what is on the floor? The creature from the wedding lagoon?

Rita Derrickson
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2 years ago

It's from the back of the dresses.

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Tom Vogt
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2 years ago

Is the bride wearing a flower pot on her head?

BusLady
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2 years ago

Medieval wedding?

Mylah Rose
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2 years ago

This is a theatre production costume

Linda Stephens
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2 years ago

Yep ballet shoes

Lois Dimos
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2 years ago

Is the bride wearing a basket of flowers on her head???

Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

Who played the flowers on the bride's head? Or is she Groot's mother?

Trixster Million
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2 years ago

HAS to be Eastern European.

Marylynn Garcia
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2 years ago

bride has a flower pot on her head lol

Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

Is that a pot of flowers on her head?

Denise Renee
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2 years ago

This has to be from another country.

Duane Celle
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2 years ago

Surprised she is still standing after the flowerpot hit her on the noggin!! 🤕

Carrie Pado
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2 years ago

What's with the basket of flowers on the brides head? #CarmenMiranda

Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

Flower power, what the hel*

Gerry Higgins
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2 years ago

I bet the groom was in armour

Dian Ella Lillie
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2 years ago

The bridesmaids look like stage curtains...

Lisa Shealy
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3 months ago

this is a joke, right?

Mimi M
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1 year ago

It's a renaissance faire. At least that's what I want to believe...

Wendy Yim
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2 years ago

what culture is this

Elizabeth Molloy
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2 years ago

Medieval theme?

furious_lover
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2 years ago

heh shes a POT head hhah-- ......

Jo Johannsen
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2 years ago

A pagan themed wedding?

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

I hope none of these poor ladies were allergic to pollen.

Shirley Smith
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2 years ago

Why is the bride wearing a plant pot?

Gilbert Aldous
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2 years ago

We've got pots exactly like that in our garden too.

okpkpkp
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2 years ago

That hat!

Doris Culverhouse
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2 years ago

what is on her head?

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

The ballet slippers tell me this might be theatre related.

Susan Dorrington
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2 years ago

a little bit bizarre

Lynn La Saga
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2 years ago

Hehehehe the bride is wearing a flowerpot on her head and her bridesmaids are her flowers! That's adorable

Viviane Katz
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2 years ago

Crap, that's who stole the flower pot off the balcony!

Teri Pickin
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2 years ago

Reminds me of the chiquita banana lady!

Karen Drucks
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2 years ago

Renaissance faire?

Bobby Whittemore
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2 years ago

The dresses made me think of garlic cloves.

RJ BERG
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2 years ago

Looks like a hybrid renaissance wedding and the bride borrowed a lampshade with hot glue gun and floral motif!!!

Valerie Anne
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2 years ago

What the hell is this?

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

Wolf Hall meets Carmen Miranda.

Gillian Black
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2 years ago

your kidding me is this a wedding what is on the brides head has to be a sect or cult wedding surely

Aish Siva
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2 years ago

I don't know about you guys but I love this! Is this from America or maybe from another country?

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

Over the top, what's the bride wearing, some sort of crown

Whawhawhatsis
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2 years ago

It looks like a flower pot to me.

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Janice Morin
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2 years ago

Seriously?

Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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2 years ago

What the heck????

cwa92464
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2 years ago

They are in a school...this can't be real

Rachel Duggleby
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2 years ago

WTF where did they get all those curtains from?

Azure Adams
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2 years ago

what am I looking at?

Magpie
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2 years ago

Why am I suddenly singing the theme to the Flower Pot Men?

Sarah Locke
Community Member
2 years ago

this looks really weird, but it doesn’t look old....

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

at least there's a creative theme going on.....

Jeannie Hitt
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2 years ago

JUST.. WOW!

Paulette Guillory-Gardner
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2 years ago

This is the one.

Kim Shannon
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2 years ago

Just.......wow.

Bridgette Blumenthal
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2 years ago

Victory for Victorian! NOT

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

Ouach!!!

Teresa Morford Rice-Peck
Community Member
2 years ago

What WERE they thinking?!

Karin Morris
Community Member
2 years ago

What the heck

Berny Power
Community Member
2 years ago

It also looks like they’re in a ballet/dance studio!

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
2 years ago

I was thinking the same thing.

MBZ MetalsmithArtist
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2 years ago

Nothing says wedding gown quite like burlap

Janis Fontana
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2 years ago

I don't think this is an actual wedding party...

Gerdje Verspecht
Community Member
2 years ago

Harvest priestesses

Alib
Community Member
2 years ago

Aw, this bride is just avant garde and her girls love her for it!

Tracie Savo
Community Member
2 years ago

...are they in a hospital room? or a classroom? What the hell is going on here?

Sue Prewitt
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2 years ago

If this isn't a ballet, it should be #1

Cassandra Ewert-Lamutt
Community Member
2 years ago

There is something costume-y about this one that makes me wonder if it's simply a personal wedding or something else.

AnnaB
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2 years ago

Is this really a wedding or some sort of pageant??

Kenny Kulbiski
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2 years ago

This looks more like some kind of a traditional wedding.

Dr. Cheri Hayes
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2 years ago

"Mo-mo-mo-mo-mo-mia-getto..." ('I Love Lucy" episode where she is doing her Carmen Miranda impression).

Grumble O'Pug
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2 years ago

Maybe it's for a play. The wedding scene in a really ugly rennaisance play

Lizard Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

Do-it-yourself done by those who never should.

athornedrose
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2 years ago

curtains! your cheaper dress alternative!

Shari Gibson
Community Member
2 years ago

what the?

Britt-Liz Hayward
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2 years ago

Oh my God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fritz Kropfreiter
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2 years ago

It must be an ethnic wedding. I hope.

nycRed714
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2 years ago

This one still works! What is the theme her&e?

Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

I'll give you a potential book title: When the Flower Bed Barfed on my Friends.

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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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