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.

Helena
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2 years ago

I think historically, you had a bridesmaid who was to dress like the bride to confuse any demon or evil spirit coming to disrupt the wedding. So, the fact that they have veils and all would serve that purpose.

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PBMc
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2 years ago

Wedding, summer solstice, goat sacrifice, it's an all-purpose outfit.

Stille20
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2 years ago

LOL. The biggest lie of brides to bridesmaids. "You'll wear it again"

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Cora Fields
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2 years ago

The summoning ritual is almost complete

Abigail Kreiss
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2 years ago

The Handmaid's Tale

CultOfBambi
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2 years ago

Somewhere between the KKK and the Handmaids tale!

Meryem Guelida
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2 years ago

Indeed 😄😄

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Mark Bashford
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2 years ago

Meanwhile at the Coven---

Meryem Guelida
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2 years ago

😂

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Fritz Kropfreiter
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2 years ago

After the ceremony they sacrificed the maid of honor.

Laura Zaini
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2 years ago

looks like an horror movie :)

Chicago Kitty
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2 years ago

There was a time in the not too too distant past that more "revealing" dresses were frowned upon during the church ceremony. Since the dresses themselves appear to be sleeveless (and maybe they had an open neckline?) they might have made these as an inexpensive, horribly misguided cover-up for the ceremony.

Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

It looks like they went around the whole neighbourhood, beating up grannies for their curtains....

Wynand
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2 years ago

Under his eye.

birdhouse
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2 years ago

Looks rather like a religious cult??

P.Brux FHell
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2 years ago

Very sect-y

Merilyn Horton
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2 years ago

Looks like a Knights Templar session

Amazon QT
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2 years ago

These were made with a pattern... no way they bought them at a store!!

Godspeed
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2 years ago

Lace table cloths were missing from all over the neighbourhood.

BusLady
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2 years ago

They stole them off the clothes lines.

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Kelly Dean
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2 years ago

This is some Druid ritual, right?

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 years ago

KKK wedding

Lois Dimos
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2 years ago

The Handmaid's Tale, 70's version.

Janice Morin
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2 years ago

A Handmaid's Tale wedding

Elizabeth Taft
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2 years ago

And now if we could all rise the bridesmaids are going to do the traditional sacrifice of a virgin.

Beth Deiner-kaminetz
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2 years ago

Ahhh, a KKK wedding

Krishna Vishwas
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2 years ago

Looks like KKK Cult

Trixster Million
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2 years ago

Eyes Wide Shut?

Rachel Duggleby
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2 years ago

All that springs to mind is KKK!!

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

is scared beyond words

Marylynn Garcia
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2 years ago

cult?

Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

Another coven.

Wendi Nichols
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2 years ago

They look like theyre all marrying into a cult

Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

Looks like going to some horror virgin alter ritual

Lisa Shealy
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6 months ago

cult

Lisa Shealy
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6 months ago

LOOKS LIKE A CULT WEDDING

Mary Hartnett
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1 year ago

Day of the Dead!

Caitlyn Bahe
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2 years ago

The kkk

Eileen Walsh Booriak
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2 years ago

really?

Abhiram Shibu
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2 years ago

Ooo ANBU

Claire Primrose
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2 years ago

Handmaid's Tale wedding?

Claire Primrose
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2 years ago

Handmaid's Tale wedding??

Beatriz Marangoni
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2 years ago

Praise be

Carter Janes
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2 years ago

Get thee to a nunnery!

Jody Maruca
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2 years ago

Oh dear - looks like they’re lining up the sacrificial virgins!

Keri Robson
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2 years ago

Wen black people dress up as the clan

Penny Smith
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2 years ago

Handmaids' Tale?

Wendy Yim
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2 years ago

KKK wedding

Meryem Guelida
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2 years ago

Seems like a sect

Kathleen Wills
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2 years ago

Get thee to a nunnery!

Gladys Neudorf
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2 years ago

Cult wedding! 🤣

Risa Lovee
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2 years ago

Gave me the 'cult' vibes....

Jo Johannsen
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2 years ago

Are they from The Village?

AzKahleesi
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2 years ago

creepy? kinda but I also think these are kinda pretty.

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

Is this a wedding in Gilead? Or are they all taking their vows and marrying Jesus?

Kat Olmstead
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2 years ago

After the ceremony they sacrificed a goat to the Gods for increased fertility.

Jerry Mathers
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2 years ago

Those aren't bridesmaids. They are simply a line of brides getting ready to marry the cult leader Messa Con-u.

Lynn Webster
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2 years ago

WTF!?!

Ivory Williams
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2 years ago

What cult is this!🤯

Kimberly English
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2 years ago

nope

Cherie
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2 years ago

Again, cult members

Tessa Miller
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2 years ago

Has anyone seen monty python and the holy grail?

Andrea Allen
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2 years ago

The viestal virgins are in place.Well

Charlene Burnett
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2 years ago

looks like a cult

Kathryn Kent
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2 years ago

More like white handmaid's tale

Mayra Elkhattabi
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2 years ago

handmaidens tale vibe

Jodi Ellis
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2 years ago

especially since it looks like it is a black wedding.

Gretchie36
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2 years ago

Wait...What!??

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

For some reason I don't hate this look. But they all look like brides, and I'm wondering how many hippie communes were polygamous back then.

Laura Pfister
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2 years ago

looks like they are preparing to sacrifice someone

Susan Riley
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2 years ago

Handmaid's Tale Lite

Susan Dorrington
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2 years ago

looks like a cult sacrifice

Lynn La Saga
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2 years ago

YES but did anybody notice the POCKETS in their dresses?! #pocketsarelife

Louise Brigance
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2 years ago

Reminds me of a cross between Handmaidens Tale and Stepford Wives.

Denise Gonsalves
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2 years ago

I kind of like this? Very Star Wars. lol

M. Hampton
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2 years ago

under his eye

Panda Panda
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2 years ago

Rosemary's wedding....

Karen Drucks
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2 years ago

Looks like fancy muslim dresses....ugly

Susan Thomas
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2 years ago

Handmaiden’s Tale...

Whitney Feldmeier
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2 years ago

They are going to be sacrificed after the wedding

Valerie Anne
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2 years ago

The Handmaid's Tale?

Meowton Mewsk
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2 years ago

This one is cool too!

Laura Davidson
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2 years ago

What’s the theme? 6th century cult?

manowce
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2 years ago

that looks like a cult meeting, not a wedding.

Candice Lewis
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2 years ago

Let us suck upon the bride after she is slain by our master

Gayl Pollard
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2 years ago

Not ridiculous

jevais
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2 years ago

Grandma's kitchen curtains

jevais
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2 years ago

This must be a secte

Kika González
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2 years ago

That ruins lace for me

Aneese
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2 years ago

Bridesmaids in the hood. Literally.

Genna Seider
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2 years ago

Handmaid's Tale, anyone? What kind of distopian cult fuckery is this? lol

Susan Johnson
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2 years ago

They look like they are right out of The Handmaid's Tale...lol

Tammy Owens
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2 years ago

Is this a cult??

Susie Kang
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2 years ago

wow that's scary!!!

Jannah Leah
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2 years ago

Are they bridesmaids or getting ready to join the convent? Hahaha.

Sherrie Glendening
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2 years ago

This looks like right before they sacrifice the virgin.

Adrielle Kash
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2 years ago

scary!

Jacqui Wilson
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2 years ago

When Satan is your pal, and you want to include the gang from the rituals and sacrificing virgins nights, but your parents are paying for the wedding and insist upon harshing your buzz by bringing God into it 👿

Gillian Black
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2 years ago

ok so gee what the heck cant find the words

BusLady
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2 years ago

Sister wives. They saved a lot of money by only having a single wedding.

Mer
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2 years ago

That's creepy.

Troy Currie
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2 years ago

White hoods in a black church...the irony is strong with this one.

Heather Sterner
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2 years ago

Dear, God, no. They look like cultists!

Sarcasticow
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2 years ago

The Handmaid's tale?

Kim Lorton
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2 years ago

The handmaids get married.... moon style

phansfanta
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2 years ago

secret cult?

Susan Rainone Galligan
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2 years ago

unbelieveable

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

Indeed, my thoughts as well

Florence Hastings
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2 years ago

Wedding in a monestary?

Lisa Munson Holerud
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2 years ago

this one kinda creeps me out

Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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2 years ago

Handmaid’s Tale?

jamie1707
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2 years ago

where is Aunt Lydia?

Cenk Karaferya
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2 years ago

Ready for carolling

cwa92464
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2 years ago

Dressed as condoms at a wedding in the Jim Jones cult

Deb Drucker
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2 years ago

Handmaiden comes to mind!

Ani Archeron
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2 years ago

this .. feels like the Handmaids Tale

Lilian Chapman
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2 years ago

Blessed day, may the Lord Open

layne
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2 years ago

oh YIkes! this one is so very cult like it actually truly frightens me.

Erin Weller
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2 years ago

Very Handmaid’s Tale

Magpie
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2 years ago

I'd really like to see these from a different angle. Lace over a solid fabric,... a bit like that princess that married that english prince guy...the one b4 the most recent.

Cora Woodcook
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2 years ago

actually pretty cool. better in black or red to add spookiness

Kim Lennon
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2 years ago

blessed be

Lynn Noyes
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2 years ago

Is she marrying into a cult?

Anna Fiorilli
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2 years ago

Going to the nunnery!

Kim Shannon
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2 years ago

Was this a wedding or a sacrifice?

Ryo Bakura
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2 years ago

Is this a wedding, or are they about to sacrifice a virgin?

Sydney Ankers
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2 years ago

This looks like first communion at first glance.

Fester Sixonesixonethree
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2 years ago

OMG they're ALL HANDMAIDS!

Linda Lysaght
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2 years ago

Under his eye.

Lianna Valdez
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2 years ago

The higher order of bridesmaids will now perform a virgin sacrifice to conclude this wedding.

Kim Fitzgibbon
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2 years ago

Praise be.

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

Awfull

Biana Weatherford
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2 years ago

That doesn't look like a cult, nope not in the slightest.

Magdalina777
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2 years ago

Is that a brides' competition? Whichever the guy likes the most, he marries?

Panda-monium
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2 years ago

The look like child brides from a creepy cult

Gerry Higgins
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2 years ago

Cult wedding

Atlasheld
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2 years ago

Creeepy. Are they all getting married?

Carolyn Holmes
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2 years ago

Shades of the Handmaids Tale in this one

Rebekah
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2 years ago

This is the virgin-est wedding ever.

Nancy Nitteberg-Dunn
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2 years ago

Looks like a Handmaids Tale

Clare Ward-Jenkins
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2 years ago

But they have pockets!

Clare Ward-Jenkins
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2 years ago

But they have pockets!

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

Grandma Nettie insisted on knitting the bridesmaid's dresses

Birchy Cat
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2 years ago

Took me a while to realise they were people

Donna Smith
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2 years ago

Looks like a cult

Borias Wownomore
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2 years ago

First communion?

Jan Foster
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2 years ago

Was this the original Handmaid's Tale?

Heathen
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2 years ago

Looks like the kind of wedding that would be officiated by Jim Jones with refreshing Kool-aid for the reception.

Mindy Keys
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2 years ago

A little known photo of Charlie Manson's first wedding...

Jenny Blew
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2 years ago

Children of the corn

Jane Martin
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2 years ago

Kind of Handmaid's Tale in white

Bonnie Wolloff
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2 years ago

Funeral?

CrunChewy McSandybutt
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2 years ago

I like these, actually.

Char Char
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2 years ago

Very cult-ish.

athornedrose
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2 years ago

cult-chic! i like it!

Abbey Impson
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2 years ago

wedding or cult indoctrination?

Coco
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2 years ago

These are cool!

Susan Asbury McCormack
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2 years ago

Words fail me, I suppose they have to return those curtains tomorrow. The pale 'nothing' flowers drag their dresses down, a brighter flower might, just might lift those monk outfits.

Lorraine Dinjian
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2 years ago

Nuns?.

Britt-Liz Hayward
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2 years ago

Nuns?????

Melanie Peapell
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2 years ago

Looks like some kind of cult.

glowworm2
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2 years ago

Looks like some sort of lingerie cult.

Ruth DeCorby
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2 years ago

Monkettes? 😂😂😂

Last Hurrah
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2 years ago

Which of the virgins will be sacrificed?

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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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Chicago Kitty
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2 years ago

The dresses day "garden party" but the hats say "yippee ki yay". The groom's tux says "we'll be here all week, try the veal and don't forget to tip your warehouse."

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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!)

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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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Sheila Robinson
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2 years ago

I hate to admit it but I think I like these ones! The bride looks lovely.

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Xiaolaohu
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2 years ago

Hefty, Hefty cinch sack!

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