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Farewell to the worst wedding trend of all time

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When Meghan Markle walked down the aisle to marry Prince Harry I wondered if something was afoot.

Months later when Princess Eugenie swept into the same chapel without her sister and maid of honour Princess Beatrice at her side, I almost called it then.

But now the UK’s Sunday Times has declared what I’ve recently suspected: bridesmaids are rapidly plummeting down the “coolness” barometer and are likely to join the wishing well as the most dated wedding accessory by summer.

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Apologies to all soon-to-be brides who have just settled on burgundy taffeta, but we reached peak bridesmaid last December around the time Karl Stefanovic’s wife stepped out with seven bridesmaids, forcing the TV host to muster an equivalent seven groomsmen. I’m glad he’s found happiness, but for years now I’ve felt a line-up of grown women in matching dresses was unimaginative and regressive. Brides who needed to surround themselves with a coterie of chums decked out as bouquet-brandishing cheerleaders seemed to be the sort of women who’d still squeal at the sight of a doll’s house.

But with any luck, bridesmaids will soon be viewed in the same category as hash browns, leg-warmers and Bill Shorten — purposeless and anachronistic choices which seemed........

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