Post # 32
Agreed. I laugh when I see brides freaking out that the dress or ring will looked dated one day. It’s like DUH.
And what’s wrong with your wedding looking dated?! That means the marriage lasted a long time! Isn’t that what everyone wants??
Post # 33
My bridesmaids wore lovely “blush” dresses that we all loved! I still gawk at beautiful blush and ivory weddings, but years from now I’m sure it will just be a pink wedding!
lmao! “My colors are blush and bashful.” “Your colors are pink and pink!”
Post # 34
@secretbee33: Yes! I love this post because I was just having this conversation with my mother a couple of days ago.
In the very early stages of my wedding planning I fretted a bit about things looking dated…. and then after a conversation with my mother and how fashionable what she wore at the time it hit me… there’s really almost no way to keep your wedding from looking dated. Unless you have a time machine!
Even if let’s say you are having a wedding based on another era… it wiill still look like an interpretation of the current time.
Take “The Great Gatsby” movies as an example. The Redford and DiCaprio versions look so different, even though they are both going for the same era. There was still the “filter” of the time the film was made evident in the styles.
Realizing these things made me feel so much freer and happy about my choices. Don’t dread the “what was I thinking” conversation you’ll have when you look back at your pictures. Instead focus on the joy and happiness you felt at enjoying it all the time!
Post # 35
Even people who are trying hard to be timeless less might be dated, contrary to what they expect. Fashion can go in unexpected places. Maybe even white dresses will go out of fashion (white is a relatively new trend, historically speaking) and we’re already seeing a sharp rise in popularly of champagne and blush dresses. As PP have said, don’t try to be timeless, just be yourself.
Post # 36
@DaphneDescends: so true – there will always be the influence of the time
don’t worry I will! Interesting about the white dresses
Post # 37
Almost any wedding will be “dated” at some point. Fashions change. And for anyone who was married in the past currently looking at trends in dresses and bridemaids dresses, etc. can clearly see how trendy many things are right now. That doesn’t make them bad; it just means that there are ALWAYS trends in weddings and the people haveing them usually don’t see them/deny them. My own wedding dress was VERY obviously from the time it was from, and I knew that when I bought it, but I adored that dress. I like to look at pictures and see US, not some cookie-cutter, generic, “timeless” wedding that could have been anyone at any time. Princess Diana without doubt had a “dated” wedding; so did many other royals, celebrities, etc. The important thing is to choose what you love and not worry about how the photos will look in 20 years. I cannot live my life for the sake of some future-time fashion or hypothetical me; I live it for me NOW and the goals I have NOW.
Post # 38
I’m curious how the sexy wedding dress trend will age though. My great grandmother’s dress was less modest than my grandmother’s or mother’s but all of them stayed firmly in the pretty and feminine side of sexy. Are grandchildren going to be embarassed to see Grammy in a sheer bodice, backless, mondo boobage dress or is that just where we’re going as a culture. ‘Damn, grams. You looked banging!’
Post # 39
I like this post!
I think the whole worry of things being “dated” is silly. Do what you think is pretty and what represents you and your style. That’s what we’re doing– and we’re rather offbeat anyway so who knows what era our wedding will look like it’s from. I don’t care. It’s one special day, the memory of which we’ll cherish, it doesn’t have to look “timeless.” In fact I’d prefer that it didn’t– I find old photographs very interesting because of the stories they tell about the fashions and customs of the time in which they were taken.
Post # 40
Who knows where fashion will go in the next 50 – 100 years. I think its a waste of time worrying about whether something is timeless – go with what makes you happy right now.
Although I do agree with those PPs who said that simple things will stand the test of time better. But I might be biased because I have a very simple dress. 🙂
Post # 41
@aliciaspinnet: probably true! Simple is not my style haha so I will probably be one of those “poofy sleeve” ladies : ). But maybe in the future everyone will be nudists so they’ll think we’re all super frumpy