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How to have a 50s themed wedding

By Andrea Petrou on February 16th, 2010 0 comments yet. Be the First

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We’ve been giving you ideas of vintage themed weddings over the past week, and with so many eras to go until we reach the present day, we’re not going to stop just yet.

Yesterday it was 40s style weddings making today the 50s. We love this era for its cute tea dress fashions and think it’s a perfect theme for brides looking to have something that little bit different. We give you a list of things needed for that 50s themed wedding.

The bride
As we’ve already said, tea length dresses was the common fashion in the 50s, many of which were puffed out with netting to give that smarter look. There are many similar dresses available in this style and they can be found in prom or department stores, however, we’ll be putting together a gallery shortly to give you some ideas.
If you don’t want to go for traditional white, this style and theme will also let you get away with bright colours. Team up with gloves and Stilettos to complete the look.

Polka dots, pearls, and bows (think Grease) were all popular in the 50s so make sure you get your bridesmaids kitted out in these. Like you, they can wear a tea length dress to really pull the theme together.

The Groom
Many grooms in the 50s were lucky enough to get away with casual clothing such as suits made from grey flannel, with loafers, saddle or wingtip shoes. However why not make this look more modern by giving him a T-Birds theme? Incorporate this into the best mans and groomsmen clothing for that perfect 50s look.

The decoration
Forget the DJ and hire out a jukebox to really give a 50s feel. If you’re feeling brave enough you could also cover the venue in leather sofas and black and white photos to make it look like a 50s diner. Alcoholic milkshakes, hamburgers and French fries would also complete the theme.

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