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How to have a swinging 60s wedding day

By Andrea Petrou on February 18th, 2010 0 comments yet. Be the First

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We’re really excited about today’s wedding theme series, after all you can’t get anything more kooky that the swinging sixties. Although the first part of this era reflected the 50s full skirt fashions the middle part became much wilder, think short dresses, pastel colours and daisy chains, making this era a perfect theme for brides who really want to be different on their wedding day. We give you a few ideas to help you with a sixties theme.

The bride

Towards the middle of this era dresses became shorter, brighter and much more daring and it wasn’t unusual to see brides dressed in short lace wedding dresses, teamed up with Go-go boots and short lace gloves.

Although many brides shunned the veil and tiara opting for a band of flowers around their foreheads, some more traditional girls went for a pill-box hat with face netting, and gloves.

The flowers of choice for the bride were daisies (naturally) or chrysanthemum’s both which can be bought relatively cheaply from florists today.

And make-up was pale skin with very dark eyeliner on both upper and lower lashes (think Twiggy and you’ll understand what we mean.)

Have fun with your bridesmaids and dress them in a range of brightly coloured mini-skirts teamed up with crochet vests, complete the look with floral wreath hairbands.

We don’t really need to say much more than Austin Powers here. However we understand you may not want to go the whole fashion way here. If you’re groom agrees, why not get him into a velvet jacket complete with bell bottom trousers. Check out local vintage or charity shops or ask an older family member if they have any of their 60s clothing lying around.
Groomsen can be dressed the same attire of a different colour so the groom stands out.

Depending on how mad you want to go you can have a lot of fun here. Rebel against flower decorations on tables and opt for 60s style lava lamps. If flowers are a must then choose daisies. Scatter them around tables or put them in a big water bowl to make a main centre piece.

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