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10 rules of 80s wedding fashion as told by celebrity weddings

More is more, people.

IS THERE ANYTHING more beautiful than a bride on her wedding day?

Filled with romance and anticipation, they glow with excitement.  Really, they need no accessory at all, a simple white sheath would showcase the beauty they personify.  Right?  Right.

Except, that’s not really the way it goes with weddings, and that is especially not the way it went with weddings in the 80s, as these photos show.

Here are ten rules of 80s wedding fashion, as told by celebrity weddings.

More is more

Princess Diana was the queen of the 80s wedding.  PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

When choosing sleeve width, the head should be used as a minimum guideline

Brigitte Nielsen also giving a nod to the trend for elaborate headgear here.  AP/Press Association Images

Simplicity should be shunned in terms of your floral accessories

Debbie McGee models the…em…we have no idea what that is.  PA Archive/Press Association Images

Led Dawson’s bride sporting the ‘bouquet as long as you are’ look.  Eric Shaw/PA Archive/Press Association Images

If your number of bridesmaids is a single digit, cancel your wedding

You’re clearly not cool enough to interact with society.

Maria Shriver’s ten bridesmaids, were all buttoned up during her wedding to Arnie. AP/Press Association Images

There must be at least three different style elements to whatever you’re wearing on your head

Flowers, tiara, veil?  Fine.  Headband, pearly spray and tulle bow?  You’re good to go.

Diana Ross was resplendent in every white jewel/fabric/flower she could get her hands on in 1985.  Michel Euler/AP/Press Association Images

Hockey player Wayne Gretsky’s wife combined the large flowers/multi faceted headgear trends.  AP/Press Association Images

If you are a pageboy, you will have to wear outfits which will embarrass you in your adult life

As Princes William and Harry discovered.

Ron Bell/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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If you can manage your dress on your own, it’s not big enough

Sarah Ferguson needed lots of help on the day.   PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Vision is an unnecessary accessory

Diana waved gracefully, not letting her veil get in the way of communication.  PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

If your wedding is on the beach, your skirt should still be able to hide at least two children under it

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Of course, if you were truly stylish, you’d ignore all the rules.

Well, there is a bit of vision obstruction and long flower arrangement going on, but Dawn French was very understated by 80s standards.  PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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