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?

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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!)

Barb Logan
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2 years ago

Looks like the groom has a twin.

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birdhouse
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2 years ago

Are they all wearing rose tinted glasses?

Suzi Gauthier
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2 years ago

Probably - or gradiated tinted ones. I wore those in the 70's.

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Rose the Cook
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2 years ago

These are nice compared to some of the others.

Pam Falcioni
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2 years ago

It's all cool until you see the men's shirts match the bridesmaid's dresses!

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

Those lime-green ruffles! Ugh.

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Magdalina777
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2 years ago

o: These are cool. Where can I buy a blouse like the top of those green dresses they're wearing?

Jane Martin
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2 years ago

Wore almost identical dresses for my sister's wedding. I have to go punch her in the head now

Magpie
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2 years ago

No, no, you really don't.

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Grumble O'Pug
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2 years ago

1974 just reared its ugly head.

CrunChewy McSandybutt
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2 years ago

Dang the eye glasses of the 1980s were horrendous.

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

This was the 1970s - no big shoulder pads - but yes, they were!

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Andi Townsend
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2 years ago

The mint green ruffled shirts are just too much!

Lois Dimos
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2 years ago

I'm trying to mesh the red flowers with the pastel mint gowns, can't make the connection.

Stille20
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2 years ago

That looks A LOT like my parents wedding

PBMc
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2 years ago

It looks like a wedding in a forest with a cliff in the background.

Grace L
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2 years ago

Redheaded girl in glasses looks sweet.

BusLady
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2 years ago

And she had to be different-no tinted lenses. Lol

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Carol Harrison
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2 years ago

...and if you take off the capelet, you can absolutely wear that dress again.

BusLady
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2 years ago

That's a lotta tinted eyeglasses.

Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

Nice colour scheme. I think it's just funny because of the styling which looks outdated now. Just feel like taking off everyone's bulky glasses though...

Heather Sterner
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2 years ago

These are pretty. Not my first color choice, but I've seen far worse.

Merilyn Horton
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2 years ago

Quite pretty, considering the rest of them.

Mary M
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2 years ago

My mum had the same dress in pale blue LOL

LOttawa
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2 years ago

Does she still have it and can buy it...lol

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Amazon QT
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2 years ago

Mint green & gray- classic! 😳🤭

Gillian Black
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2 years ago

dont know what is worse the mens frilly things or the pink flowers

Ohio Hands
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2 years ago

What a time in fashion when women dressed like drapery

Elizabeth Mitchell
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2 years ago

Mr Kotter on the far right.

BusLady
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2 years ago

Yep.

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Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

love the glasses

Bonnie Wolloff
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2 years ago

Terrible

Kathy Geiger
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2 years ago

This picture could have come straight from my cousin's wedding circa 1982 down to the gross floral dresses and ruffled shirts for the guys...

Carol Metzger
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2 years ago

My bridesmaids wore the same dresses in light blue. 1976

Susan Mesick
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2 years ago

Brides bouquet makes her look like a crime scene

Wendy Yim
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2 years ago

those glasses!!

Bobbie Sauter
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2 years ago

So much polyester....

Elizabeth Molloy
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2 years ago

So much nylon in that room; the static must have been off the chart! No-one smoke!

Robyn Denton
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2 years ago

At least the chiffon ponchos could probably be removed to make the dresses more wearable when the wedding was over.

Jane Doe
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2 years ago

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when you wear those transition sunglasses/regular glasses in flash photography.

Jo Johannsen
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2 years ago

But the suits clash with the dresses.

AzKahleesi
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2 years ago

The guy on the far left looks like he's gonna cry hahaha

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

Why are those bridesmaids wearing housecoats? The green could be pretty. Why did they have to throw the blue and cream and whatever into the mix? I'm starting to hate printed/flowered gowns.

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

Well, at least they didn't have to go strapless like so many do today. They look comfortable enough to wear these all day.

Lynn La Saga
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2 years ago

My Mom's first wedding looked exactly like this, down to her bouquet and the style of the bridesmaid dresses, but Mom's dresses were dusty rose. I still think the bridesmaid dresses are kind of elegant and dramatic!

Cat on a bike
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2 years ago

forget the dresses, just look at them glasses :)))

Jean-Claude Nninin
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2 years ago

"Bob and Carol of the Country Corner Singers were married today. They were attended by the backup singers and band members. Carol stated they would use this picture on their next album."

WaitingtokissGregDavis
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2 years ago

Never mind the outfits, the glasses are horrific!

Heather Sterner
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2 years ago

I don't think these are that bad.

Whawhawhatsis
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2 years ago

In the picture, they're asymmetrical. My OCD is kicking in loudly!

Aish Siva
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2 years ago

Height of fashion during that time! Those glasses make everyone look cool

Flávia Guimarães
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2 years ago

sponsored by redglasses

Chancey
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2 years ago

Why would the bride and groom have red flowers?

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 years ago

Look at those tuxedos... They outrun the bridesmaids!

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

I don't know

cwa92464
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2 years ago

Dude on the right is saying: 60% of the time it works everytime

Jus
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2 years ago

The outfits are awful, but look great compared to their hair, mustache and glasses!

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

I can't stop looking at the eye glasses....

Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

Lime green, really?

Panda-monium
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2 years ago

Looks like they are coming back from some type of animal sacrifice (and they are still carrying the little carcasses)

Cassandra Ewert-Lamutt
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2 years ago

Wore this one, too - but in blue and lace top. It was quite pretty.

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

What's with all the Blu Blockers?

Borias Wownomore
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2 years ago

***covers eyes** ugh! The glare!

Amanda Ivey
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2 years ago

We found Barbara!

BusLady
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2 years ago

Who?

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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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