Oh yes, nothing like starting a Monday with the 1980's, a decade in which I was actually alive in! I was a flower girl a few times in the 80's. For me, weddings were very magical, lots of puffy dresses, lace and silk flowers. This was a time of permed big hair, big dresses, flashy make up.
By the late 1980's Martha Stewart Weddings was begin to influence wedding style. I remember huge white cakes topped with butter cream frosting with a basket weave design. The main focus of most wedding magazines still is on the dress and maybe the cake. We have yet to see the variety of themes, colors and venues now seen everywhere in the wedding world. Not many "real wedding" features. This is still before the Internet, so all your vendors typically were local, no blogs, no networking sites, no vendor reviews or digital imaging. Photography at this time was still very traditional.. everyone stands in a line *snap*.
Bigger was better in the 1980's. Wedding fashion was highly influenced by the puff ball meringue wedding dress that Princess Diana become so famous for. The beautiful dress was based on a romantic look of huge puffed sleeves with a full skirt of ivory silk pure taffeta, old lace and hand embroidery incorporating 10,000 pearls and sequins.