Just like your most-fashionable friend will occasionally have a, "What was she thinking?" style day, your trusted bridal-publication can miss the mark when it comes to advice from time to time, too. While we pride ourselves on offering great tips for brides-to-be, when we gathered up our best pieces of advice from the past 80 years, we noticed a few dubious pointers we've offered in the past.
Forgive us for these cringe-worthy blunders, and don't make these mistakes for your own wedding day!
"A nice idea, and not too costly, is to have an accordion player who moves around among the guests playing their requested songs/" — Early Spring 1950
"You wouldn't give up the fun of sharing his name for all the Women's Rights in Waukegan." — Spring 1960
"Without a doubt, the most requested song right now is the 'Macarena'... If it's good enough for Al Gore, it's good enough for us." — February/March 1997
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"Never, never, never act disinterested in anything your husband says or does from now until the day you die." — Spring 1938
"For a romantic wedding look that will last straight through the honeymoon, consider the beauty of a perm." — June/July 1990
"What to wear to the rehearsal dinner? Your 'Sunday best' would be appropriate, or if the dinner's less traditional, there's nothing wrong with good brown pants and your favorite turtleneck." *— February/March 1980 *
"Reserve the first four months of [a bridesmaid's] pregnancy as possible dates that she might be in your wedding. After four months, you'd best ask her to pour tea. Nine months definitely is too late. Not only will she attract undue attention (and after all, you should be the central attraction), but she will be worn for a frazzle." — July 1970
"[An older bride] may wear white if it's her first marriage, but she won't choose a typical wedding dress, and of course, she won't have a real wedding veil." — Summer 1949
"Remember, men... have delightful illusions about the women they love. Such things as sloppiness and hair in curlers are death to dreams." — Late Spring/Summer 1950
"Did your best friend recently get engaged too? Consider a double wedding." *— February/March 1980 *