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

Weddings Then And Now: 1970s-1980s
WeddingChannel.com - MillennialBridal Fashions - 1970
Index 4000 BC - 1299 AD 13 - 1400s 15 - 1600s 1700s 1800s 19 - 1919s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1990s
Weddings Then and Now
1970
The dress that defined a decade:

The dress that defined a decade: Lady Diana Spencer, future Princess of Wales
© CORBIS/Bettmann


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.


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    Wedding Registry

    for guests

    Going to a wedding? Find a couple's gift registry and wedding website with one easy search.

    Search >

    for couples

    Customize your registry profile
    Create a registry at top retailers
    Consult your registry checklist
    Give back with a charity registry

    featuring

    Unique Wedding Ideas – Weekly!

    Don’t forget any of the details for a perfect wedding day. Sign up now.

    Please fill out all fields!

    Submit

    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

    Weddings Then And Now: 1970s-1980s
    WeddingChannel.com - MillennialBridal Fashions - 1970
    Index 4000 BC - 1299 AD 13 - 1400s 15 - 1600s 1700s 1800s 19 - 1919s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1990s
    Weddings Then and Now
    1970
    The dress that defined a decade:

    The dress that defined a decade: Lady Diana Spencer, future Princess of Wales
    © CORBIS/Bettmann


    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.