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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:28 am 
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Hello ladies!

My wedding attire will be a miss-mash of 1930's and 40's styles as I thought this was appropriate for early 40's.

The dress is being made from a collaboration of 1939 dress patterns from a vintage book and the neckline from the Duchess of Kent's wedding dress in the 30's too.

My only nod to the late 20's (I had to as I love Art Deco and wanted to put my own twist on things) are my blue garters and the Art Deco detailing on my veil.

My questions to you are...

What would have been worn/ taken around by the bride in the 40's that I may not have thought of?

I will have a silver sixpence in my shoe, I have my flowers, my Grandmother's silver opera bag, a lace hankerchief. Can you think of anything else I may be carrying at that time (other than a gas mask!!!). Think I pretty much have the old, new, borrowed blue sorted out.

Apologies, I don't have many girlfriends to ask this question of as they are not into the same period and detailing!


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Some very good friends of mine from Birmingham got married in the 40s.
He wore a suit.
She wore the nicest dress she had.
They both worked at the same factory - They got the morning off to go to the church and get holy matrimonied.
By the afternoon, they were back at work.

That was it.

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Amazing!

My Grandma got married in a dress that all the girls in the neighbourhood borrowed between them as no one could afford to make or buy a new one.

Im taking the more 'Film Noir' approach with a humble touch in the decor. Although we want our day to be themed to our passion, we also want to have fun and a little glamour too....and by us I mean me...


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Other than gifts given by guests, not an awful lot. A lipstick and powder compact...bouquet. That's about it. There's a thread I started somewhere with some pics of those bits and bobs from 1935 onwards.

Good luck, got lots of photos if you want to see any.

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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Here's the thread.

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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What about the foiled dangly good luck charms? Mind you sometimes things can look a little over the top with too much clutter… Though they might look quite sweet if you are having a small posy or bouquet!

Good luck Kitten!

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TicketyBooTupney wrote:
What about the foiled dangly good luck charms? Mind you sometimes things can look a little over the top with too much clutter… Though they might look quite sweet if you are having a small posy or bouquet!

Good luck Kitten!

T x


Ive decided to go with a teardrop whopper. Maybe I am trying to get too much in, you are right, I don't want to look like Christmas tree!!! I did see some foil charms that had mesages written on them from the 40's, but had no where to put them.


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Just found a nice booklet about 40s wedding bouquets too..we used it for the COAM wedding a few years ago.

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
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Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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I managed to find some great Pate footage of late 1930's weddings and a bit about war brides reusing dresses from the 1930's and silk big bouquets so am happy :) x


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Browsing Etsy I found this instant download. v sweet!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/94933431/on ... 40s-travel

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
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Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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From an earlier thread , my sister and Ted, 82nd.AA
'Our Jack and Deris'.N.staffs.


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BarceB711 wrote:
From an earlier thread , my sister and Ted, 82nd.AA
'Our Jack and Deris'.N.staffs.


What a handsome couple! Fabulous tinted photo! I decided to collect some WWII wedding photos last year as inspiration and should post them up really!


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Hope you have a wonderful day! :-D Do you have your complete trousseau yet?

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Lush Bint wrote:
Hope you have a wonderful day! :-D Do you have your complete trousseau yet?


I have the veil, 30's headdress, shoes, my Grandma's silver opera bag, bouquet, garters, marabou jacket if I get chilly, the dress is being made, doing my own hair/ makeup...Got a 1940's honeymoon outfit (always been a dream of mine since seeing it in many a Hollywood movie to go one honeymoon in a special outfit) and am having a matching snood and crochet bag made.

It's just hard not to put everything on and sit and watch telly in it like playing dress up as a little girl. I have to be grown up about things now...


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Kitten_von_mew wrote:
It's just hard not to put everything on and sit and watch telly in it like playing dress up as a little girl. I have to be grown up about things now...


Ohhh I don't know... Call it a dress rehearsal! :D :D

I always wanted a "bottom drawer" when I was a little girl, despite them having gone out of fashion before I was born - was never quite sure at the time what people used to put in them, but knew it involved a lot of lace and embroidery! I now compensate with my vintage/antique nightdress/lingerie stash... :D

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It's just so much nicer..gone are the days when you get lingerie wrapped in a nice box with layers of tissue paper and ribbon. you're lucky if you get a carrier bag in M&S! :D

I just crocheted a garter for my friend who is getting married in May and it's turned out ok (considering I'm still learning to crochet)

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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