Screw “timeless” weddings, I WANT my wedding to look dated

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By: Sarah StewartCC BY 2.0

I am sick of the words “timeless” and “classic.”

I am and never have been either of those things. However, when it comes to weddings, those words seem to be everywhere! When gown hunting, when looking at themes, discussing hair and makeup looks…

I'm pretty sure it's going to be obvious I got married in 2013, and I'm fine with that, because… I will have gotten married in 2013!

Even wearing my hair in a classic style with timeless makeup, there are going to be other clues.

And when I look at photos of my parents' wedding, or grandparents' or anyone's, I love that you can say “oh, how 1940s!” or giggle at dad's ridiculous facial hair.

Part of the appeal of these photos is that they are a snapshot of time, a moment of history caught.

Why would I even try and attempt to circumvent that?

So I am going to be wearing my hair this colour — I know it's not my natural colour, but it is my colour at this time.

And I will wear my hair and makeup in a look that I love right now that will, yes, look dated in several years.

And if I love something and it's “trendy,” I am still damn well going to have it!

And hopefully, my grandchildren will look at the pictures and giggle at how dated and early twenty-first century it all looks.

It will be fine, because it's not timeless. It's a moment of time.

Comments on Screw “timeless” weddings, I WANT my wedding to look dated

  1. What could date out wedding in the best way ?
    That the old clock we have now has 12 doctors faces on it !!!

  2. I agree- my husband and I got married 10/6/12 and I’m sure in ten years (maybe even sooner) that our wedding photos will look “dated” but who cares? I love my dress, our colors, our attendants’ apparel, the flowers, every hand made decoration that I spent almost a year putting together. Everything at our wedding was exactly a reflection of us at that moment, our cake topper was even a piece of glass that was etched with a drawing I did of us in our formal wear! my dress could be considered a little trendy, but it was exactly what I wanted. Our colors (peacock blue and lime green) were so awesome together that I don’t really care if anyone else doesn’t like them. at the end of the day, it’s not about the wedding but about the marriage. the wedding is the big celebration of your love for your partner and vice versa. don’t get caught up in what other people think or will think!

  3. My mother’s 1969 wedding to her first husband was so very late sixties. It was a tiny church affair, but her hem was several inches above her knees; sleeves long and tapered; hair as tall as the chrystler building. It tickles me to see my sweet, salt-and-pepper, grandmotherly mother as a svelte nineteen year old with a sarcastic smirk.

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