Post # 1
I don’t get why people say that. Of course your wedding is going to be dated in 20years, because it was 20 YEARS AGO. Is there really a wedding you look at from 1982 and think ‘wow, that looks like it was yesterday.’ Styles change, people change, technology changes. I think it’s a given that any wedding today is going to look dated in 20 years. So I say stop caring if things look “dated” and do what you love even if it is a fad, or trendy!
Post # 3
@iheartsquishy: I concur. That’s half the fun of going back and looking at old wedding photos!
Post # 4
And I think it’s sad that I think 1982 was 20 years ago. I’m old…and dated. 🙁
Post # 6
@iheartsquishy: I hate to break it to you, but that would be 30 years not 20.
Post # 7
1982 was thirty years ago. You’re even older and more dated than you thought! Must be that old age affecting your brain. 😛
Post # 8
@iheartsquishy: I hate to tell you this, but 1982 was 30 years ago. 😉
ETA: Ack, everyone beat me to it!
Post # 9
Yes, got that I made that mistake. I’m OLD. I was born in 81, so I like to think of myself as still 20 😛
Post # 10
@iheartsquishy: I totally get what you’re saying… I was like yeah, 20 years ago in the 80s… woah, nope. That is now 30 years ago.. crazy 😉
Post # 11
I thought the same thing; that was 30 years! I know how it goes though, it seems like it should only be 20 🙂
Post # 12
So many people are stuck on ~~~timeless and classic elegance~~~ but really, it’s all going to look the same in 30 years, so why not have fun with it?
Post # 13
@iheartsquishy: I was born in 81 too!! Don’t feel bad, I still think the 90’s were 10 years ago…and then I do the math and say ‘Oh GAWD’ hahaha!!
I agree on the ‘dating your wedding’ thing…I literally JUST made a comment about that on another thread!! It’s a day to remember, who cares if you’re ‘trendy’??? My friend got married in the 80’s and LOVES to laugh at how she was trendy and wore a hat and white bridal boots…LOL.
Post # 14
@iheartsquishy: Agree 100%
Lol, as a first time Bride from the early 80s, I can say that your comments are “right on the money”… what does it matter ?
In reality, when as a Bride you look at your pictures 10, 20 or 30+ years from now, it won’t feel “dated” at all… it will be cherished memories and a time that has slipped by away so fast (in someways it’ll feel “just like yesterday”… in others it’ll make you realize that being a Parent represents the fastest 20 Years of your life)
When it comes to the actual Wedding I agree… couples should have the Wedding they want… the combo of new and old traditions are just fine IMO (infact I find it fascinating how much Wedding Traditions stay on track thru time… probably because they form such a strong bond with GOOD family memories, admiration of other’s life long marriages, GOOD LUCK symbols etc)
But even those can look different…
Example… when I married the first time most Wedding Cakes were fruitcake and usually 3 tiers decorated in Royal Icing. Today most Wedding Cakes are non-fruitcake and although tiers are still popular, so are a wider variety of shapes and decorating styles. In the long run tho the basis of the tradition stays the same…
Post # 16
@iheartsquishy: I was born in 81 too! It’s not so bad!