(Closed) An old timer’s perspective on Say Yes…

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m still trying to get past the fact that your grandmother has a Facebook page! I’m impressed by her technological adaptability!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I know a woman in her early 70’s who talks with her grandkids via skype. I’m pretty much sure I want to be her when I grow up.

I am wearing my grandmother’s wedding dress from 1953 for our July wedding. She told me last weekend that the $280 her parents spent on her dress 56 years ago was an outrageous amount of money ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

LOL – you have one cool gran! 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That’s so cute and really funny!

By the way, because I’m a huge dork, I decided to convert 1958 dollars into 2009 dollars and a $250 dress then is equivalent to an $1850 dress today.  So she wasn’t really that far off!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

haha I talked to my grandma about my wedding this past weekend. She told me that the only thing she did for her own wedding was show up for dress fittings (her mother made her dress, this was in the late 40s) and make potato salad. She said they had a ceremony at the church– which her MIL decorated with no input from her and a cake/punch reception in the fellowship hall afterwards (her MIL made the cake too). After that she said her and my grandpa headed to the city to get wedding pictures done with the wedding party then they went straight to the hotel (wink wink). The two families headed back to my great grandma’s house without the happy couple and they ate ham and potato salad. 

Times have changed ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Haha. FI’s grandparents have a facebook, too! They’re not on often, though. lol.

I love that conversation! lol.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

An older woman in my office was telling me how back in the day when she got married she asked her florist for an arm bouquet, and the lady wouldn’t do it for her because it wasn’t “traditional”.  So she ended up getting what she wanted at another florist, and now my coworker claims to have “started” arm bouquets lol. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

LOVE IT!!

Wish my grandma had a FB!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was gonna say that $250 was a lot of money in the 1958… Thanks @AutomneMariee for the conversion, haha!  

I love how your grandma is on Facebook– that is too cute.  And I’m not an “old timer”, but I feel the same way about some of these brides’ budgets on SYTTD!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Your grandma sounds adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My grandma spent $25 on hers in 1954 in the middle of South Dakota and bought it while my grandpa sat out in the car…he still likes to complain about that.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

This is so cute!

I’m not sure about her wedding dress but I know that my Grandpa had to make monthly payments on my Grandma’s $50.00 engament ring!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My grandparents have the bill from the hotel they stayed at on their Honeymoon.  It was .25 cents a night! 

My grandpa hasn’t gotten on facebook yet, but he gets new computer gadgets and cell phones more then I do!  He even has a bluetooth earpiece for his cell phone!

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