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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brygida lewalska
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2 years ago

This actually kinda sweet

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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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Cora Fields
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2 years ago

The summoning ritual is almost complete

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Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

For shame! Skinning innocent couches!

JeanMarie Bassett
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2 years ago

Even the kid knows!

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Susan Dikko
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2 years ago

I thought that was a specially coordinated back drop at first glance I didn't even realise it was a curtain.

Kath Leen
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2 years ago

hey we have some more fabric remaining...ok make them a curtain... XD

Kamila Bilska
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2 years ago

Or were dresses made off curtains?... :D

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Magpie
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2 years ago

I like the shape of the dresses... just the placement of the group was ... unfortunate. Suggesting this was a friend who took the photos not a professional. But the little girl looks a bit scared.

Pamela Blue
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2 years ago

They really shouldn't have taken that picture in front of that window. LOL!

Mary M
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2 years ago

The design isn't so bad...but...did her mum get a deal on the fabric? Those are very curtain-esque!

Pat Cousineau
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2 years ago

" I saw it in the window and I couldn't resist!

Lise Juhl Jepsen
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2 years ago

I think that dress is quite nice. Although not when there are four of them in the same picture. And especially in front of the curtain in almost the same fabric.

jamie1707
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2 years ago

omg! they match the drapes!

Rose Lagourgue
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2 years ago

Maria has been at it again - "so" a needle pulling thread !

Borias Wownomore
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2 years ago

Did Fraulein Maria make the dresses?

Corrine Dirks
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2 years ago

I was 6 when I was supposed to be in a wedding wouldn't do it because all the dresses were ugly

Kelly
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2 years ago

At least the poor little flower girl was sparwd thw horror in this bridal party

Tom Vogt
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2 years ago

Mom made the dresses from the matching bed spread.

lazy_panda
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2 years ago

are they supposed to look like the curtain behind them?

Joseph Brzezinski
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2 years ago

Oh come on, the photographer had to have noticed the curtains...

Lilian Chapman
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2 years ago

Did she get her inspiration from Sound of Music?

Cat C
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7 months ago

🤔😩

Angela Smith
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1 year ago

Which came 1st - the dresses or the curtains?!?

Sandrine Mahler
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2 years ago

carpet dream

Linda Hanselman
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2 years ago

"Why, I saw it in the window & I just had to have it!".

Amanda Close
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2 years ago

'DOH, a dear. A female deer. RAY, a drop of golden sun!

Jody Maruca
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2 years ago

These almost blend with the curtain in the back. Yikes!

Marty Broaddus
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2 years ago

Why are they matching the curtains?

Alyssa Malacara
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2 years ago

They matched the curtains 😂😂😂

Ira Gon
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2 years ago

Doth mother know you weareth her drapes?

Wendy Yim
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2 years ago

you know where the fabric came from

Gemma Lees
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2 years ago

But what do we do with the curtain offcuts?

Barbara Vandewalle
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2 years ago

bride hates friends

Annette Coleman
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2 years ago

Wonder if the couch matches too?

Jo Johannsen
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2 years ago

At least the flower girl escaped this time.

AzKahleesi
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2 years ago

What did this bride do look around the room at that window and go "I have the PERFECT idea." lol even the bride's maids have the look on their face like what the hell?

Calum Sanderson
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2 years ago

I actually like this one. The dresses aren't bad, it's the sum of the parts which slaps you in the face. But again I like it

Ivory Williams
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2 years ago

They do match the drapes, wow!!

Kimberly English
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2 years ago

really???????????

Laura Keller
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2 years ago

Very reminiscent of Gone with the Wind...

Chris Lion
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2 years ago

So, did Fraulein Maria assist you with the fabric...?

Charlene Burnett
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2 years ago

Someone's been watching Sound of Music

Lyop
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2 years ago

Literally matches the drapes!

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

I was about the age of that little girl then. I remember floor-length dresses, and tripping over them.

Becky Boat
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2 years ago

I would have refused to be in that wedding

Lynn La Saga
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2 years ago

So funny that this is practically back in style these days!

Louise Brigance
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2 years ago

Can't believe they're all smiling and still wearing that dress. And standing in front of curtains made from the same material.

Belle_Panda
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2 years ago

Grandmas curtains is alive 👻

Brigitta Swart
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2 years ago

The curtains again!

Donna McFarland
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2 years ago

LOL

Denise Gonsalves
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2 years ago

Was there fabric left over for the curtains or the dresses? lol

rhyan lumilay
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2 years ago

I almost spit the coffee I was drinking. . .

Teri Pickin
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2 years ago

They saw the fabric in the window and just couldn't resist!

Paula Anderson
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2 years ago

The Scarlet O'Hara look from Gone with the Wind.

Valerie Anne
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2 years ago

They are trying to recreate the "Gone with the Wind" sketch from The Carol Burnett Show. All that's missing is the curtain rods.

Meowton Mewsk
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2 years ago

I like it.

Esther Blaauw
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2 years ago

“ The hills are alive, with the sound of music!” ; )

Chris Sprucefield
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2 years ago

It's curtains on that wedding...

Gillian Black
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2 years ago

curtain material must have been cheap, the person taking the photo had no idea at all

BusLady
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2 years ago

They had all that leftover curtain fabric...Had to do something with it.

Mer
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2 years ago

From what I can tell, well, with the non-curtain'd ladies at least, the (non-curtain) flowers are pretty.

Lila Launehase
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2 years ago

What came first, the curtains or the dresses?

Kim Lorton
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2 years ago

Couch and pillow dresses!

Janice Seagraves
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2 years ago

Funny how they match the curtains.

Flávia Guimarães
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2 years ago

Sound of Music feelings

Terri Wood
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2 years ago

Reminds me of Sound of Music for some reason. 🤣🤔

Susan Rainone Galligan
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2 years ago

Did they have to match the curtains

Connie Mitchell
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2 years ago

Most of the curtains in the house were sacrificed for this important occasion.

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 years ago

My only question is : why?

Lois Dimos
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2 years ago

Bride to wedding planner: "and I want my bridesmaids to have dresses that match these curtains!"

Lisa Munson Holerud
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2 years ago

its nice they had enough left over from the dresses to make curtains too! very thrifty ;)

Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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2 years ago

Aw hell to the nope

Teresa Dougan
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2 years ago

she secretly hated her bridesmaids

cwa92464
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2 years ago

Put those tablecloths back where you found them!

altermyego
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2 years ago

I think someone used the fabric to make the backdrop for the sake of taking pictures.

Chiemi Honda
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2 years ago

She must be a big fan of Sound of Music

Deb Drucker
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2 years ago

It is the curtains....who thought of that!

Jenny Hirst
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2 years ago

A bit like sound of music revisited with the dresses made from curtain material 🎼

layne
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2 years ago

well at least there's an explanation... look just how hard the little flower girl is gripping her little basket. she's definitely noticed & can't wait for it all to end. Uffa!

Azure Adams
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2 years ago

They had extra material left after making those curtain and didn't want to waste it

Cynthia Poore
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2 years ago

yikes curtains and dresses matching talk about a budget wedding

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

what? not pleated?

Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

I think they had leftover curtain material and made dresses out of it.

Pam Falcioni
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2 years ago

So, the curtains DO match!

Leigh C.
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2 years ago

The lady on the very left and the flower girl's faces says it all

Dolores Wentling
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2 years ago

These had to be handmade. They match the curtains.

Cheryl Cope
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2 years ago

It was the 70s! My bridesmaids had similar dresses but with yellow flowers.

jacluckycat
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2 years ago

The look on the kid's face

Ethan Firl
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2 years ago

I remember a similar scene from "The Sound of Music".

Teresa Morford Rice-Peck
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2 years ago

Looks like my grandma’s couch!

Janis Fontana
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2 years ago

Matching the curtains can never be a good thing!!

Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

Final Curtain

Merilyn Horton
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2 years ago

Before the invention of mirrors

Gerdje Verspecht
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2 years ago

What’s the attraction with the curtains material ?

Miss Cris
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2 years ago

They pose with the curtain that inspired their dress

Miss Cris
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2 years ago

Or maybe it's where the bride met her man?

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

They're all scarlett o'hara...

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

Discusting!!!

Laura Crockett
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2 years ago

I cannot unsee this...forever in my head.

Karen Sieradski
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2 years ago

Flower girl is glad she dodged the bullet.

Suzi Gauthier
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2 years ago

I had an easter dress in 7th grade the same style but shorter.

Lorraine Dinjian
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2 years ago

Omg

Fritz Kropfreiter
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2 years ago

I guess there was a lot of material left over from those curtains.

Schern Hanley
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2 years ago

they blend in

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

"Just something I saw in the window...."

Clara Midgley
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2 years ago

A bit of The Village Of The Damned with the youngest bridesmaid

Abigail Kreiss
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2 years ago

I think they look pretty. But the curtains hafta go!

Anouk
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2 years ago

The classic Von Trapp wedding

Wynand
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2 years ago

The carpet matches the drapes.

Xiaolaohu
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2 years ago

Wrong sir, so very wrong...........funny though

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Chris Pitch
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2 years ago

what bridesmaids? They must be the Cena family

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

Not almost they are

Rachel Duggleby
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2 years ago

🤢🤮🤢

Julianna Alexis
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2 years ago

Mother of god.

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

Almost a rainbow

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Connie Martin
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2 years ago

The hats really complete the look.

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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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PBMc
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2 years ago

Maybe it's the hairstyles but a looks like a scene from Flash Dance if Flash Dance had a wedding scene.

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Xiaolaohu
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2 years ago

Groom looks a little like Inigo Montoya.....you know like, hello, you killed my father, prepare to die.....

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Wynand
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2 years ago

These are kinda cool!

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Connie Martin
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2 years ago

Can't tell what the heck is going on here with the stripes.

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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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nycRed714
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2 years ago

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

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Wanda Queen
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2 years ago

The Dallas Years

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Connie Martin
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2 years ago

Bride goggles.

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Wynand
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2 years ago

Mary Christmas and her ho ho's?

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PBMc
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2 years ago

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

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

This is decent compared to the others

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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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2 years ago

I really like the colours used here ! It doesn't look too bad when compared to the other hideous ones on top lol

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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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Sheila Robinson
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2 years ago

Something about these is growing on me....

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Wanda Queen
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2 years ago

What is going on with the bride's hat??

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M. Noffki
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2 years ago

I was in a wedding in the late 70s as a flower girl where I wore a dress almost identical to this. No parasol, but I had a wide brimmed hat that looked a lot like them.

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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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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

How shiny do you want it them! Are they made of plastic?

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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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Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

The dresses fit well. The line is flattering for any figure. Once again, a busy pattern is too much for a long dress.

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Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

I like the baskets full of flowers instead of bouquets. Not the yellow, though.

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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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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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Bonnie Blue Bird
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2 years ago

These are sweet

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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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