What were weddings like in the 70s? Celebrities who married in that era

What were weddings like in the 70s? Celebrities who married in that era
  • 70s weddings were characterized by a mix of traditional and modern elements.
  • The classy and retro 70’s aesthetic has a major moment, everywhere from fashion, to graphic design, to interior trends.

Here are some general features of weddings in the 70s:


Wedding fashion in the 1970s was heavily influenced by the bohemian and hippie trends of the time. Bridal gowns were often long and flowing, with peasant-style blouses and floral patterns.

It celebrated individuality by representing statement sleeves, bold patterns, and billowing bottoms. Founder of Anomalie, which designs wedding dresses says,

“We’ve seen a lot of bishop sleeves this year. It brings ’70s vibes with a fitted cuff at your wrist, and the billowing bell sleeves. It’s great because these can travel across seasons.”

70s wedding Fashion
70s wedding Fashion (Source: bbc)


70’s Bridesmaids wore matching dresses in bright colors, often with ruffles and puffy sleeves. Silk dresses for a bridesmaid were also a fad during those times.

Men’s Attire

Men’s attire at weddings in the 70s included leisure suits in bold colors and patterns, often paired with wide-collared shirts. Groom’s suits were vintage with bell-bottom pants.


Popular wedding music in the 70s included disco, funk, and soft rock. Couples often hired live bands to play at their receptions. Some of the most played and loved were:

  1. “Wonderful Tonight,” Eric Clapton
  2. “Your Song,” Elton John
  3. “September,” Earth, Wind & Fire
  4. “You Are So Beautiful,” Joe Cocke
  5. “Take A Chance On Me,” ABBA
  6. “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything,” Barry White
  7. “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life,” Stevie Wonder
  8. “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Simon & Garfunkel
  9. “Let’s Stay Together,” Al Green
  10. “Just The Way You Are,” Billy Joel


Wedding decor in the 70s was often bold and colorful, with bright hues of orange, yellow, and green. Floral arrangements were big and bold, and many couples incorporated macrame, hanging plants, and other natural elements into their decor.

70 weddings Decor
70 weddings Decor (Source: weddingwire)


Buffet-style meals were common at weddings in the 70s, with a mix of hot and cold dishes. Popular menu items included quiches, salads, and roasted meats.


Photography styles in the 70s often featured muted colors and soft focus. Candid shots were popular, as were staged portraits with the wedding party.


Weddings in the 70s took place in a variety of venues, from churches and synagogues to outdoor gardens and banquet halls.

Some celebrities who married in the ’70s:

1. Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors

Actors Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors who are divorced presently tied the knot in 1973. The couple were married during the time that Fawcett found success in Charlie’s Angels. Sadly, they divorced in 1982.

2. Jack Nicholson and Michelle Phillips

Three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee Jack Nicholson previously to Nicholson’s friend, Dennis Hooper.

3. Diane von Furstenberg and Prince Egon von Furstenberg

Oh! The Royal Wedding in the ’70s. Diane von Furstenberg married Prince Egon von Furstenberg on 16 July 1969. After a couple of years of weddings, Princess Diane founded her fashion brand as well.

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