Modern day weddings have changed drastically compared to what newlyweds of the 1980’s would have experienced. This infographic is a look at some of the key differences between them and focuses on brides and bridesmaids, the décor and venue, the reception and the cake, plus entertainment and photography.
In the 1980’s, the look of the decade was Diana Princess of Wale’s wedding to Prince Charles. It was a look that defined an era and 30 years later, her future Daughter-in-Law Kate Middleton was to define the look of a different decade in her Royal wedding gown to Diana’s eldest son.
Nowadays, the venue décor can be anything a bride chooses, from rustic chic, to whimsical vintage, DIY elements, to elegant formality. A wide range of event planners, wedding stylists and DIY supplies are available, and really, it all depends on a bride’s imagination as to what she wants for her big day. In the 1980’s, formal table plans, floral centrepieces and church weddings were en vogue.
In the 1980’s, the reception was almost always the ballroom of a hotel and the menu consisted of traditional beef or salmon main courses. The cake was very tall and covered in white royal icing. The weddings of today have a more relaxed feel to menus ranging from formal sit down 5 course meals, to ‘share platters’. Palettes have become more refined with goats cheese tartlets and monkfish featuring on menus. The cake many not even be a cake, with cupcakes a strong trend of the past decade.
Videography took off in the 1980’s and a formal wedding video was the norm. Nowadays, couples might decide not to have one, or have a shorted version for social media. Photography is a lot more ‘playful’ nowadays and games have become popular at weddings from lawn games outside, to photo booths and costumes inside.
This article and infographic is By Glen Baker: http://www.afewgoodmenband.