Wedding mustaches

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moustaches for all!

Offbeat Brides and their grooms and their guests love fake mustaches. LOVE THEM. I have no idea where this trend came from, but within the last month I've seen enough mustachioed wedding parties to realize that this isn't an isolated incident. And in fact, it's not even just weddings — mustaches are everywhere.

I'm telling you, fake mustaches are hot right now, people. Fake mustaches are the new red wedding dress. Take a look at all the mustaches in the offbeat bride flickr pool!

I get that it's a trend … but can anyone tell me why? Where did it come from?

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  1. Hi! I am a moustached bride. I had NEVER seen anyone do the moustache thing until after I did it. I’m not saying I started a trend or anything – but seriously! Everyone is doing it! Maybe I just wasn’t looking for ‘stached bridal parties until after my own. Who knows!?

    I got married in August and about a month or so before the wedding was in a little knick-knack shop in Toronto. I found a set of moustaches for around 5 dollars and I *immediately* thought: I NEED THIS FOR MY WEDDING. So I bought ’em and surprised my girls with them at the wedding. They were thrilled and so was I.

    I did it because I thought it was funny. What do you NOT expected to see on a beautiful bride and her gorgeous maids? STACHES. And it made for some HILARIOUS photos and it was interesting to see where all the staches ended up by the end of the night.

    I think I also did it in part because my guy’s last name is McDonald and my first name is Lani. There is a famous hockey player named LANNY MCDONALD in Canada who has a HUGE red moustache. I decided NOT to take my guy’s name but maybe, subconsciously, the ‘staches were an homage to what could have been.

    Here’s a photo of Lanny McDonald:

    I think all bridal parties should be ‘stached and can’t believe it’s taken this long for the trend to catch on. 😉

  2. …ok. That’s just weird. I’ve been obsessed with girls with mustaches for ages. Particularly myself in mustaches. But I always thought it was because of my Cindy Sherman obsession and my interest in taking “out of myself” self-portraits. Of all the weird and kooky things I’m into that suddenly become trendy, this was definitely the last thing I would’ve thought would take off in popularity!!! ha! So, yes, I’d be fascinated to find a reasoning behind this trend!!!

    Me, as a man

  3. A mustache is like the new ‘wig’, except not as hot and more affordable. 826Seattle is having their annual Mustache-A-Thon fundraiser right now, and they’re selling every mustache in the book! It’s amazing! I’m personally wearing a Tom Selleck pin that has the word ‘HERO’ stamped across it. It’s just another fun fad in a world filled with fads (bacon, ninjas, unicorns, tofu, and everything else at Archie McPhee’s). I love this idea for a wedding, but alas–by the time I get married, it will be overdone.

  4. A couple of years ago all the kids I knew in the RIHC scene started getting little mustaches tattooed on their index fingers – a cute local fad that I thought was short, sweet and long gone. So strange how things catch on and build over the course of a few years, and now mustaches are the big hipster thing to do. Weird.

  5. I’m comforted to know that I’m not the only gal out here who likes to glue a ‘stache on every now and then. I think they’re funny and I’ve always been a bit jealous of the guys for being able to play with facial hair as an accessory. Weird, but there it is.

    Oh, and it’s fun freaking my hubby out with my handlebars.

  6. Well, Offbeat Brides are hip, and this has been *the* hipster trend for the last nine months or a year. See: Moustaches on a stick.

  7. I have to admit two other Boston-area wedding photographers and I made our own Moustache Party corner at a huge NYC photo expo last week. Good times had by all.

    And not only did the bride have a stache in Erin and Jared’s wedding photo above; they made EVERYONE wear one for the photo. Even small children and grannies.

  8. I always wanted to take shots of random people in fake moustaches. But I was beaten to the punch!

  9. Ha! As the bride in this pic, I thought I’d add my two-cents. Time and time again, fake mustaches have proven to be the perfect party ice breaker. So we thought we’d take our favorite gag as far as it’d go… with about 100 of our friends and family donning them for a group photo. And then laughing themselves silly.

    We were planning on taking a group shot anyway, and this was the perfect cheap prop everyone could use. It made for an epic series of photos, and they did end up in some unusual places throughout the night.

    We’ve tested a lot of different fake mustaches, but for variety, adhesiveness, quality and price, these are by far the best.

  10. I gotta agree with Erin. We had the same ones and they were great! They would stick and come off without hurting. I just wore a fake ‘stache the other night and when I took it off I’m pretty sure some of my skin went with it and I almost ended up witha scab stache! Not cool. 😉

  11. most amazing post ever. mostly because of the blog tracking girls with staches. ha! i love you people 🙂

  12. My fiance went to a wedding 2 years ago this month in which moustaches (with names like “the villain” “the matinee star” and “the grandpa”) were a huge hit as favors. These halloween-weddingers were way ahead of their time…

  13. Please, someone, steal this idea.
    My dad has had a giant black moustache since 1970 or so. It’s his trademark and people have always given him moustache themed gifts. His moustache is his power animal. He wears it with pride and it’s his sword and shield. For people who know him, the moustache is synonymous with his ego. Before my wedding, he was being such a Godawful Bridezilla about how everything in the wedding had to be HIS way. Anyway, I came up with the idea of naming all the tables after Famous Eds With Moustaches (because his name is Ed). So we’d have tables named after Edward Albee, Edgar Allan Poe, Teddy Roosevelt. Then it started to break down as I was running out of Eds With ‘Staches. Freddy Mercury? Then I decided just Famous ‘Staches was good, so we could include Frank Zappa and Tom Selleck.
    Nobody else found this as funny as I did. I’m still very sad about not having it as part of my wedding.

  14. Maybe the next trend with brides are those Groucho Marx glasses with the big nose and fuzzy eyebrows. Hmmmmm. I think I have an idea for funny pics!

  15. My group of good girlfriends showed up to our wedding all in mustaches as a surprise! I thought it was homage to my husband, who always some kind of facial hair going on, but I think they had just unknowingly tapped into the mass consciousness!

  16. i think the mustache trend is not limited to weddings. my friends and i go to a ton of music festivals and often wear mustaches!!! favorite ‘stache moment: bonnaroo 2008 with lil’ mexican mariachi band esque staches and tiny cowboy hats! you have no idea how many dudes were like… “uh, is it weird that i think you girls look hot in a mustache?” there are pics on my myspace.

    mustache rides for everyone! ahahaha…

  17. Mustaches have always been the height of awesomeness. it just took some people longer to realize that then others, hence the sudden fad ;]

    My mister and I have always loves ‘staches, and my sister and I will be making a zillion chocolate mustache suckers for the reception. Oh the photo opportunities…

  18. I am getting married in a week and evereyone is growing not only mustaches but full beards! All the guys are just letting the hair grow. No shaving trimming, anything until after the wedding. I can’t wait to get the pics

  19. My blog is covered with my husbands love for fake mustaches. I'm not sure where it started either, but we're totally funning with it.

  20. I’m also thinking of doing the mustache thing..except i didn’t realize how “hip” it was until i started looking around for different prices….now if i could only come up with a clever saying for the favor tag 😀

  21. Lol my Dad and soon to be stepmum are getting fake mustaches on a stick!!!!!!the look sooooo cool……….they are only for the bridal party….which i am part of HOORAY i think they are amazing!!!!!

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