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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Helen Leeds
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2 years ago

Did they cut up the sofa?

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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 :)

Lulik
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2 years ago

...probably that was the point (but still it wasn't very humanitarian for the brides' best friends xD)

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Jenny Blew
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2 years ago

They all look pregnant

Zenozenobee
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2 years ago

The one on the left is probably pregnant , or this "dress" do not honor her (if it do honor to anyone)

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Connie Martin
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2 years ago

The hats really complete the look.

Dr. Cheri Hayes
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2 years ago

I remember in the 60s that the big colors were avocado green, orange, and yellow. I was a flower girl in a wedding with those very colors. My dress was orange, with an avocado green velvet ribbon on the sleeves and the waist.

Sabal Minor
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2 years ago

Yeah but tgus green is more reminiscent of tge vomit coming from The Exorcist girl. F-ing ugly but perhaps off color Kodachrome fading.

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Atlasheld
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2 years ago

Are they in the shower? Why does this make me think of showers? Huh.

Miss Cris
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2 years ago

Hats?

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Bob Hackney
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2 years ago

I'm LOVING that fabric. That is freaking awesome!

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

Meet my friends Dot, Dotty, and Dorothy

Melanie Peapell
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2 years ago

Is it weird that I kind of like them? Minus the hats.

Aneese
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2 years ago

What ARE those things on the dresses? Applique fruit?

scrappyrat
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2 years ago

There are definitely pom poms in the mix.

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Tom Vogt
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2 years ago

Is it me or do the the bride’s maids look pregnant

Karen Robinson
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2 years ago

Want to be a bridesmaid? No thanks! 😂

Lynn Noyes
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2 years ago

It looks like a game of guess-which-bridesmaids are pregnant."

Sue Prewitt
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2 years ago

it's the hats

Robyn Denton
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2 years ago

How could any bride think that these dresses were appropriate?????

Jo Johannsen
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2 years ago

They also will never speak to her again.

AzKahleesi
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2 years ago

I'd kill the bride i'm pretty sure.

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

Advice: Never lean back and stick out your stomach in an empire dress.

Wendy Crea
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2 years ago

The hats...wow. Any bridesmaid who wears something like that is a true friend

Amazon QT
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2 years ago

It’s the other Partridge Family!!

Kiss Army
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2 years ago

These mathcing hats make them so much worse somehow...

Erin Tyl
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2 years ago

Why does the lady on the right look like the mom from the Partridge Family? And did they have a paintball tournament before the photo?

Nancy Massi
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2 years ago

The one on the far right looks like Shirley Jones

Bobby Whittemore
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2 years ago

That was my first thought!

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Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

Ugly dresses super ugly hats. Who comes up with this shit?

Suzi Gauthier
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2 years ago

Laugh-In wedding?

TooManyFandoms
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9 months ago

oh god why

Lisa Shealy
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11 months ago

the 60s at it's BEST

Marguerite Monahan Grant
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1 year ago

they all look pg

Mary Hartnett
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2 years ago

Oh yes the bridesmaids did out shine the bride-I did not see the bride! I was fixated on those ugly dresses and hats! Did the groom run off screaming?

Roseanne Pickering
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2 years ago

Its obvious one of the bridesmaids is pregnant! Thus the empire waistline.

Laura Orologio
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2 years ago

yikes!

Red hair heathen
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2 years ago

There is a dog in the book "Go, Dog. GO!" that has the same color and spots on him.

Marie Clark
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2 years ago

omg put them in a pumpkin patch

Liz Gee
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2 years ago

are all the bridesmaids pregnant ?

Cynthia Mathews
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2 years ago

NO ONE looks good in yellow!

Penalope Chapman
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2 years ago

Boy the drugs back than, had to just point that out.

Diane Dorsch
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2 years ago

All but the bride look pregnant! Is that mold growing on their dresses?

Susan Mesick
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2 years ago

Holly Hobby lives!

Wendy Yim
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2 years ago

ok, this is the worse

Kathleen Wills
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2 years ago

Have a headache!

Susan Denison
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2 years ago

Looks like they are made from shower curtains.

Corrine Dirks
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2 years ago

No way

Lisa Greene
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2 years ago

Holly Hobby?

Lynn Webster
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2 years ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Ivory Williams
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2 years ago

I actually like the hats, just wish they fit better

Alicia Reese
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2 years ago

Those dresses looks like they have a bad case of chicken pox!

Snow Magnolias
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2 years ago

in lieu of groomsmen, there will be geese

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

"So I made sure all my bridesmaids looked pregnant, to disguise the fact that I really was!"

Slune
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2 years ago

Immaculate conception ..........

Susan Dorrington
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2 years ago

was it war time? rocking the camouflage look!

Brigitta Swart
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2 years ago

They are dotty!

Samantha Sinclair
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2 years ago

like a Mr Tumble wedding

Kelly
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2 years ago

I am wondering if the dad was the owner of qonder bread.

Kelly
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2 years ago

*wonder bread

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weatherwitch
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2 years ago

Oh. My. Gods 🙈🙈🙈

Valerie Anne
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2 years ago

Yikes!

Laura Davidson
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2 years ago

8 thought this was pizza dresses on the smaller picture

Cheryl Weldon
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2 years ago

No. Just no.

jevais
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2 years ago

Unbelievable! Are these photos taken at USA weddings? NEVER saw anything like this here in Europe

Kika González
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2 years ago

They look like they were hiding pregnancies? Or the dress just pointed out their tummies??

Büte Kıraşı
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2 years ago

They all look pregnant

BusLady
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2 years ago

Is that Shirley Jones on the right?

Pat Wittorf
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2 years ago

Was the bride the only one NOT pregnant?

Mer
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2 years ago

...ye haw??

Dan Mar
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2 years ago

are theyx all pregnant? the bridesmaids

Ann McNeil
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2 years ago

The one on the right looks like Shirley Jones ....

Vicki Gerlich Neus
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2 years ago

The spots look like fruit. I see peaches, limes, mangoes...

Samantha Bear
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2 years ago

I like the dress, but not as a bridesmaid dress lol

Tamara Dilley
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2 years ago

The one on the left looks pregnant,that’s why I hate this particular style dress. The belt so high up like that makes the woman look pregnant

Susan Rainone Galligan
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2 years ago

Oh dear God

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

What can I say

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 years ago

"The monthly pregnant bride"

Lois Dimos
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2 years ago

The solution to pregnant bridesmaids: camouflage dresses with empire waist!

Peta Hurley-Hill
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2 years ago

gosh...Those hats :/

cwa92464
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2 years ago

Kill it with fire

Lilian Chapman
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2 years ago

The freakin hats!!

layne
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2 years ago

oh boy, here it comes another jed clampett & the beverly hillbillies type wedding for Jethro! Yeehaw!!!

Azure Adams
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2 years ago

were those dresses the brides idea?

Magpie
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2 years ago

We can only hope the colour looked better before the age of the photo made it looked so bad.

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

prerequisite to being bridesmaid is being pregnant......and willing to wear silly dots

Kelly Dean
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2 years ago

What was with bridal gown looking like night gowns?

Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

an itzy bitzy yellow polka dot puke

Captain Marvel
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2 years ago

I'm sorry but is it just me or do they look kinda like...pizzas?

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

I want a throw up!!!

Suzi Gauthier
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2 years ago

The terrifying thing is that all this will probably come back in style one day.

Susan Hebblethwaite
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2 years ago

Good grief !

Cassandra Ewert-Lamutt
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2 years ago

Polkadots were NEVER this in.

Fritz Kropfreiter
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2 years ago

The empire (waist) strikes back.

Clare Ward-Jenkins
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2 years ago

what is it with the hats?

Mary M
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2 years ago

I'm not sure what's worse...the polkadots...or the hats...oy! :-s

Tina Gesoura
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2 years ago

I.am.speechless...

SandaPanda
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2 years ago

That.. that's a clown costume.. isn't it..?

Grumble O'Pug
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2 years ago

The 70's. It were some kind of ugly.

Janet Allison
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2 years ago

Is that Shirley McLain?!

Grumble O'Pug
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2 years ago

Her doppelganger

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M. Noffki
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2 years ago

As bad as this is, the pattern on those dresses would work if they were entirely different dresses.

Xiaolaohu
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2 years ago

Unless those are three dimensional puffs that are raised from the fabric, which I suspect they are. But otherwise you are quie right, cool pattern

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Merilyn Horton
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2 years ago

The bridesmaids fabric has lumps on it

Rebekah
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2 years ago

Sharon, the camera... *snapsnap*... Sharon...*snapsnap*... over here, hon. Sharon!

Britt-Liz Hayward
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2 years ago

Are they all pregnant????

SweetMamaP
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2 years ago

Lose the hats and the dresses aren't that bad.

Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

Ohh, the 70s had so many ugly clothes. And hairstyles.

Teresa Morford Rice-Peck
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2 years ago

🤪🤪🤪

birdhouse
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2 years ago

They look like fake vomit.

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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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Grumble O'Pug
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2 years ago

Of its era, not terrible.

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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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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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