Post # 137
I will be getting married in a mermaid ruffled bottom dress with a halo engagement ring and changing to converses and I don’t mind at all! I think it’ll be great to be there with my grandchildren laughing thinking “oh yea! grandma did that for her wedding! And I worked it!” haha and then their grandchildren will laugh at them. It’s just how it works and I would love to be a part of it! I’m not going for a “classic” wedding, I’m going for “our” wedding. And to me, sometimes the classic stuff is a little too boring for our personalities.
But at the same token styles come and go so you never know! Just think of all the things from the past that have made come backs – halo engagement rings (Princess Diana/Kate Middleton had/has one and lots of estate jewelry have halos), Big ball gown wedidng dresses fell off for a bit, shoulder pads (seriously! who would have guessed this would show up on runways again!), jumping shots were actually really big in the 80s and they are showing up again, tea length wedding gowns, birdcage…
everything ends up cycling back around over and over again.
People have crazy Star Trek and crazy themed weddings and they love it! It’s all about making the wedding your own. In a few years people may not even know what Star Trek is but I bet you they had fun at their wedding and loved every moment of it! I’d rather have something memorable than doing something “safe” because I didnt want it to be trendy.
But if I really had to choose a dress I think will date the 2010s:
Don’t Kill me!!! I love the White by Vera Wang line and seriously considered one for myself but was talked out of it by my dad. I love it but I definitely see this as something that may look dated in 30 years. The design itself it beautiful and gorgeous but the bottom part is what dates it to me. But like I said before… if you can work it and love it it’s all that matters!
Post # 138
This thread makes me think that everything I thought was so special for my wedding day really will be super lame to my children! how sad!
However, I never thought my mom looked funny in her 1970’s wedding photos. She looked gorgeous. My father, on the other hand, wore a light blue tux and rocked a mustache/long hair. He looked like Ringo Starr. For real.
Post # 139
awwww absolutely not!!! trust me! My parents got married in the late 70s and the things that dated the wedding are the things we loved the most! Seeing my mom’s huge tiered pick up southern bell dress with lace umbrella and hoop skirt with matching perm is PRICELESS! We all see the pictures and laugh and the memory of it and being together as a family to really see and laugh and experience the wedding all over again is what made it! It wouldn’t have been as fun if it was a “classic” and non trendy.
Post # 140
I really think it’s impossible for stuff not to look dated. Any picture you see, wedding or not, from a past era looks like it’s from that time period, so more than likely ALL our wedding dresses, rings, whatever will look dated. All my family and friends parents rings look dated. So yeah, pickups, strapless, those crazy ruffly flowery bottoms will be dated.
And so will cupcake towers and candy buffets (I really hate both of those), and these vintagey DIY weddings and whatever else. So you can’t worry about it!
Post # 141
Beauty is timeless. If you look radiant, who cares if it was during the “cupcake tower and colored sash era”?
Although I will never quite be on board with see-through corsets. To each their own, but I just don’t see it as bridal.
Post # 142
Bubble skirts will probably look ridiculous in 30 years lol.
Many of the chic styles of today will just look “dated”.
Post # 143
I’m ok with my wedding gown being dated at some point. It is, in fact, already discontinued, lol! I don’t see why I would want anybody to look at my wedding pictures and say “Oh my, I can’t tell whether she got married in 2011 or 2034!”. If hubby and I make it to our golden anniversary, I don’t mind our wedding pics reflecting this.
I also don’t think there is such a thing as a timeless gown. Whenever I saw a wedding picture with what someone thought was a timeless gown, I thought it DID look like 1940, 1976, etc. What exactly does a timeless gown look like?
That being said, I think mermaid, and pick-ups will disappear with the next generation of brides, as will the trend to try to look ‘timeless’. Strapless will become less out there eventually, too. I can’t wait for my kids to look at our wedding pictures and say “Eww mom! You’re half naked!” 😀
Post # 144
Cardigans over dresses. Our children are going to see pictures like that and wonder why on earth we’d pair such a commonplace piece of clothing over an expensive gown.
Mismatched bridesmaids dresses. It’s cute now, but I definitely think it will date quickly.
With Kate Middleton’s ring being a solid gold band, I think those will make a comeback and white gold diamond eternity bands will seem trendy.
Peacock feathers for sure. Same with ostrich feathers in the centerpieces.
Cupcakes instead of a wedding cake.
Colored shoes, or shoes that don’t “go” with a bridal gown, like Toms. I think that mix of informal/formal that brides are so fond of right now is not going to stand the test of time.
Post # 145
I can only say, it’s the STYLE that is dated, not the DESIGN. As in, there are 6 cuts for a wedding gown, but the WAY you put it together (embelishments, fabric, styling) is what will date the clothing.
That said, I’d say certain trends will go away, but I’m not to up on the trends….
Post # 146
@AprilJo2011 – Agreed! I really don’t care if someone can tell approximately what decade I got married in.
In fact, I think it’s fun to look back on old family wedding photos!
And EVERYTHING will look dated no matter how hard someone tries for it not to be. It’s not just the dress… it’s the makeup and hair styles, tux styles, cake styles, bouquet styles, centerpeices, themes, what the guests are wearing, etc.
Post # 147
mermaid/trumpet dresses, pickups, belts/sashes… I’m not saying anyone will regret wearing them, they’re just telling of the time.
Post # 148
only because that’s what was “IN” at the time. I remember looking through my grandmother’s magazines, sewing patterns, and also looking at the sewing pattern books at Wal-Mart and seeing those styles.
If it weren’t for the fabric and the way they were designed, they would look the same year after year.
I completely agree!!!
Personally, I’m hoping my grandkids look at our photos and think “WOW!!! That looks like it was FUN!!!” and then go on to point out people who (hopefully) will become known directors/actors and/or spot the one (or more) actors who were able to come!
Post # 149
I think people will look at pictures of brides in their feather dresses and think…. wow, what were you thinking?! Granted, I LOVE those style of dresses, and if I could’ve found one that looked good on me, I would’ve been wearing one regardless 🙂
Post # 150
I’ve been out of high school for 20 years, and I still love all of my prom dresses, even if a teenage girl might sob if she was forced out the door in one of them. The time stamp on them just ups their sentimental value to me. I’m not planning on wearing one to the ballet or anything. I’m just not horrified by the pictures.
Post # 151
-My tulle sparkly dress
-Skirts made with flower appliques
– Princess Cut rings
– Wedding websites (I wonder what will take their place?)