Weddings in the 1970s were influenced by many different trends; like hippie or rock-and-roll styles, and even a few pantsuits; as opposed to a single dominant style. Colored tuxedos for men also became popular in the 70s. It was a time of change for many couples.
A “natural” look was stylish throughout the 1970s, which prompted many brides of the decade to wear a fresh-faced, makeup-light look for their wedding.
Another popular wedding trend in the 1970s were headpieces that encircled the bride’s head, usually made out of flowers, greenery, or something metallic, in addition to or instead of standard veils.
Anyone in attendance at a wedding in the late 1970s could expect to hear a lot of disco music. Some popular songs would have been “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees, “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor, and “Y.M.C.A.” by The Village People.
Take a look at these beautiful vintage photos to see what weddings looked like in the 1970s.