Weddings Then and Now: 1970s-1980s

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Photo Credits:
Ceremony Decor: Laurie Bailey Photography
Budget-friendly Ideas: Lisa Lefkowitz Photography
Programs: Elizabeth Lloyd Photography
Ceremony Songs: Deborah Coleman Photography
Recessional Songs: Lauren Kinsey Photography
Processional Songs: Magnifique Photography
Chairs: Meghan Aileen Photography
Arches: She-N-He Photography
Aisles: KCK Photography

Weddings Then and Now: 1970s-1980s

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Weddings Then and Now
The dress that defined a decade:

The dress that defined a decade: Lady Diana Spencer, future Princess of Wales
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1970's - 1980's

The disco days arrived, and being a swinging single became the rage, making marriage -- and weddings -- less popular. Then in 1981, Lady Diana Spencer's fairy tale wedding to Prince Charles changed all that, and weddings became classically romantic again. The big wedding was back, and so was the big, white wedding gown. American brides tried to emulate Princess Di by wearing lavish, billowing gowns and by hosting the most opulent weddings their families could afford.