80s Bride and Groom
Oh you lucky brides of the 80s, how I envy you...
Giant hair, giant nails, giant dresses – had I been getting married in
1980-something I would have been a giant, happy train wreck - completely
in my element and completely lost under all that make up, hair, and
A few years back my best friend Laura and her husband Ron came to my
Halloween party as the ultimate 80s bride and groom:
What a fun couples costume idea! Especially if you just happen to have a
dated, gigantic wedding dress lying around your house...if you don’t, a
big white dress of any sort will do as long as you are a little crafty
and have a hot glue gun or a bedazzler
Here is what you’ll need to make these honeymooners come to life:
- White poufy dress – as with anything, the bigger the better – check Goodwill or
- White stockings – preferably lace
- Huge headpiece/veil – it’s amazing what you can do with a couple of yards of
tulle from the Fabric Depot
- White fingerless gloves
- Pearls, pearls, pearls and rhinestones, rhinestones, rhinestones
- Lee Press-On-Nails – looong talons, either French white tips or red
- Face full of make up, blue shadow, red lips, etc.
- White high heels
- The biggest hair you can bring sprouting a crapload of what else? BABY’S
- Tux – again, Goodwill or thrift store if you don’t have one hanging around.
Bonus points if you get a jacket with tails.
- Matching cummerbund/tie – if you go to a tux shop you will most likely find
the following colors marked way, way down, on sale: hot pink, aqua, emerald
green, electric blue or red – which is perfect because these colors are exactly
what you need.
- Moustache (eeew...)
Props include a gaudy bouquet and perhaps a garter, if you feel inclined
to toss something/show a little leg.
Then you can try and get people to make toasts in your honor...or start
slow dancing hoping they will give you a buck for the “dollar dance.”
What would your song be?
My top three contenders:
Lori Ferraro is the author of
the website Drawn to
the 80s where the greatest hits of the 1980’s are illustrated by her
five-year-old son. Her blog
www.onceuponaproduct.com is where you can read about her obsessions
with make up, food, Mick Jagger, big hair, boys and yes...the 80's.
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