(Closed) Will your wedding look timeless?

posted 10 years ago in Themes
  • poll: Are you trying to make your wedding look timeless?
    Yes, and I think my wedding photos will still look great/current in 20 years : (10 votes)
    30 %
    Yes, but I probably failed and it will look dated anyway...what can you do : (6 votes)
    18 %
    No, I chose what I liked, who cares if it was trendy or how it will look in 20 years? I love it now : (8 votes)
    24 %
    No, I had a themed wedding (such as vintage) so a period look is what I was going for : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Yes and no, I tried to balance trendy things with timeless elements (and I'll elaborate below) : (7 votes)
    21 %
    Other (I'll explain below) : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    25 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I don’t think there is such a thing as a timeless wedding. Even weddings that were uber-stylish (think JFK and Jackie) are still dated. Gorgeous, but dated. I just want my ceremony to reflect my tastes as they are now, because I know in 10 years they will be totally different. I was married before and what I am choosing now is *nothing* like what I had then! 

    Post # 4
    Member
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Well, I think there are some timeless qualities.  All you need to do is look at my dad’s mutton-chops in the 70’s to know that some things are a bad idea!

    I think trends are fine as long as they are done in a thoughtful way.  My mom’s wedding dress is very classically 1970, but it was a beautiful dress and it still looks good today.  Dad’s mutton-chops, not so much!

    Post # 5
    Member
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I think I’m aiming less for "timeless" (which is arguably impossible) and aiming more for classic/classy.  For me, that means keeping things pretty simple, which works well since that’s my natural style anyways!

    Post # 6
    Member
    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m trying to make my look timeless.  I want my kids to look back on our wedding pictures and go "Wow, mom you’re beautiful!"  not "Wow … what were you wearing?"

    Post # 8
    Member
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Mom’s dress is a classic empire waist with very few details and clean straight lines of chiffon and silk. 

    The empire waist with brooch beading in a diamond shape just under the bust was the trendy part, but the elegant simplicity kept it from being kitschy or gimmicky.  Also the dress flattered her figure almost as an accessory without being the story.  It might seem simple by today’s standards, but could certainly be worn now without looking out of place.

    She later didn’t like her dress because it was ivory, but I think that was a very smart decision on her part.  Maybe she was just ahead of her time!

    I’ll try to find a picture of something similar, but I don’t know if I’ll come up with anything…

    Post # 9
    Member
    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think the key to keep it all timeless is to keep it simple. Those poofy sleves of the 80’s were so over the top! I have seen the 2009 equivalent on "Say Yes to the Dress" with see-through corsets and ruffles everywhere. If that is what you love, who cares if it looks dated? You will still look back on it fondly. I am more of a simple dresser anyway, though, so I don’t think it will be that bad in 10 years to look back at my pics.

    Post # 10
    Member
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I search high and low for an image that’s similar to my mom’s wedding dress. The closest I can come is the image on the right. Imagine it without the lace overlay at the chest and with a large diamond shaped brooch just under the bust in the center.  I think it was 3/4 length sleeves and not full sleeves.

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    Post # 11
    Member
    742 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think everyones interpretation of Timeless is different.  So I think your wedding can look timeless in your view and not timeless in others views.  Your wedding is how you make it! and everyone’s perception is different!

    Post # 12
    Member
    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think everyone’s weddings will look dated- no matter what. As much as we don’t try to follow trends, things do go in and out of style.

    That doesn’t mean they won’t look fabulous in 10-20 years, but they won’t look like the weddings that will be happening 10-20 years from now.

    We’re doing what we want, and how we want it to look now. I don’t care if it looks "timeless" in the future. it’s my wedding, in 2009- who cares? I want it to look nice, but it doesn’t bother me. It will be dated- I know that.

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