(Closed) Trends from your grandmother’s wedding….

posted 8 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My grandm wore an ice blue satin gown in 1947…..I sure wish it was still around for me to wear. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

My grandmother wore a gorgeous ivory silk dress that was not strapless, but was sleeveless. This is very general, but I certainly think simpler weddings are coming back in style with the recession… not everyone is feeling the need to go the ballroom/banquet route when there are so many other options. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

All my grandmas (I only have one left) have been married twice and used a plethora of ideas. That said, they all wore short dresses (with short sleeves) to at least one wedding. One grandma wore a beautiful pink floor-length cocktail dress (not strapless) she already owned while another wore a favorite patterned dress from her closet. They all had intimate ceremonies with cake and punch receptions since that was the only type of thing that was done at that time. The weddings were very elegant so simple and inexpensive with the bare necessities is not a bad thing, as all of them were. One grandma was remarried 15 yrs ago and where she’s from in the South, that type of wedding is done to this day regardless of your age and no one thinks it’s strange at all.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with Selene- elegance, simplicity.  On that other thread someone said halo rings- but actually, many antique rings were halo, and quality handmade.  Those will stand the test of time, as they all ready have.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

My grandma married in the early 1930s in a beautiful silk satin gown that would be as lovely today as it was then.  It was an at home wedding with cake and candles and decorations that today would fit into a Martha Stewart Living page.  Her bouquet was an armful of long stemmed roses which were quite in style then and would be unique now.  My other grandma was a War World Two bride, and there are no keepsakes of the day, but I think that the very informal… I just can’t wait weddings match her day! 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

This is my grandma’s dress, circa 1945.

It’s still in good shape, but she was taller and slimmer than me–had a tiny little 24″ waist, so I don’t have a hope in hell of fitting into it. Though I could have it let out a bit…there’s extra fabric. But it’s heavy, heavy satin and I’d probably overheat.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@Statutory Grape: Oh my gosh, I love your grandma’s wedding gown!! She looks gorgeous! They had such huge bouquets back in the day too.

@Selene221: Yes the Southern small town wedding. I had never been to a wedding that wasn’t like that until I was older. I went to a Catholic wedding and I was like okay, this is AWESOME! And they still do the church and cake and punch reception here. I’m getting married in my hometown (in a DRY COUNTY at that) and having it in the backyard with a band and an open bar. People will be at church the next day praying hard for us. The same ones who were at the wedding probably LMAO

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