Here's what weddings looked like the year you were born

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It can be easy to assume that the way weddings are now with wedding hashtags and couple websites and digital registries — are the way that weddings always have been and always will be.

But, as is the case with everything from candy to fitness fads to love songs, wedding trends have changed quite a bit over time. Things that you have grown to think of as wedding standbys, like white dresses and lavish wedding receptions, haven’t always been standard at weddings throughout history.

Check out what weddings looked like the year you were born:1918: Getting married at noon


In the early 20th century, the most fashionable time to get married was noon. This mimicked the English wedding style at the time, according to Country Living, and, since it called for a sit-down lunch, it required more effort than an afternoon wedding, which only needed a casual reception.

1919: Getting married on a weekday


At the beginning of the twentieth century, it was customary to hold weddings on weekdays, according to Country Living. In fact, according to an old folk rhyme that many people at the time would have known — “Marry on Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday the best day of all, Thursday for crosses, Friday for losses, and Saturday for no luck at all” — it would have been considered bad luck to get married on a Saturday.

1920: Bridal fashion was ornate.


According to Bridal Guide, brides in the 1920s would likely wear dresses that mimicked the trends of the time — think dropped waists, ornate beading on the dress’ bodice, and Juliet headdresses.

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