Today is my husband and I’s 4 year wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary to the most wonderful man on earth, who I know reads my blog when I remind him (Right Now as he reads this I can hear him say “I read it without you telling me too”. Okay dear.. lol!). 4 years has gone by so fast and it feels like just yesterday we were walking down the aisle towards each other to begin our life together. Jay is the love of my life and I’m very lucky to have him in my life.

1950s wedding St. Lawrence Hall Toronto

Okay Okay…enough with the romance 🙂 Time for my blog post.

Keeping with the Wedding theme for today’s post, I wanted to share some Ads from the 1940s & 50’s that would have been directed right at the future bride. Keeping in mind that we are talking about a different time here, so the ads will feature mostly domestic items and outdated advertising.


First up to ensure you even get married, you need to wash with ‘Woodbury Soap’, like our Toronto bride has done in the ad below.

1945 Woodbury Soap Bridal Kiss Advertisement
Source: Etsy

Or maybe Camay is more your kind of soap.

1940s Vintage Camay Ad

This pre-WWII ad invites young brides or brides-to-be to consider their sheet selection carefully before guests critique their home (organdie gown by Milgrim).

1940s vintage ad for sheets with bride
Source: Etsy

“Shower the bride with PYREX Ware!”

Pyrex magazine ad, 1950s
Source: Flickr

Silverware is a MUST purchase for the future brides home in 1949.

1949 Community Silverplate Silverware Ad 40s Bride Illustration
Source: Etsy

For the young lady with a dream…

1945 Holmes Edwards Sterling Ad - 1940s Engaged Bride to Be
Source: Etsy

Set for a lifetime with Melmac! “Lucky Bride and Lucky Bridegroom too”.

1940s Melmac vintage ad
Source: Ebay

Lastly lets not forget about the ads that are about your look for that special day.

The DRESS! 1956 Alexandrine ad.

1956 Alexandrine ad
Source: Flickr

The Ring. “Your Keepsake……forever”.

1950 ad for wedding ring
Source: pzrservices.typepad

The Scent-1948 Avon Comestics Ad.

1948 avon cosmetics magazine ad
Source: Flickr

The Lipstick that stays married to your lips.

Vintage lipstick ad 1950s

And lastly the ultimate guide for every future bride in the 1950s….Fuller Brush Presents: ‘What every bride should know’

Ohhhh what do you think it said inside?

1950’s Fuller Brush advertisement
Source: Tumblr

As you can see, it truly was a different time when these ads were created, and I’m very glad personally that these ads and the futures of young ladies today is very different.

Have a wonderful day friends!





12 comments on ““The Wedding Gift That Keeps on Giving”- Vintage Ads for the Future Bride”

  1. Happy anniversary. This year my husband and I will be married 15 years. These ads are gorgeous. The dress to, 1956 is amazing and u looked lovely on your wedding day

  2. Happy Anniversary! And thanks for sharing these ads – they’re a great peek into the past and expectations of women in those times. The art and photography are beautiful but sooooooo glad we have many options for our lives now!

    • Thank you for the Happy Anniversary! I agree with you, these ads are a great way to see how far we have come (and how much more we still need to go).

      Glad you enjoyed the post 🙂

  3. Beautiful post! Your words about/to Jay made me tear up. You two are such an awesome couple and I couldn’t be happier for you both that you found one another. Joyful anniversary wishes! Here’s to an amazing fourth year of married life.

    Many hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

    • Thanks so much Jessica for the best anniversary wishes 🙂 We had a great day celebrating and we look forward to what the next year will bring.

      Have a super day!

      Liz 🙂

  4. Happy Anniversary. Beautiful picture of the both of you. We will have been married 4 years too later on this year. Great selection of adverts. I don’t agree with their sentiments but I do love the illustrations and styling!

  5. Happy Anniversary! You made a beautiful bride. I love these ads. I don’t see a whole lot different from today. The main theme: look beautiful and have a beautiful home. Sounds familiar.
    I’m lucky that I have a different perspective of those generations of woman. My mom’s mom (born 1920) worked her entire life; even after getting married (1948) and having three kids. My dad’s mom was mostly a homemaker and worked occasionally. Both enjoyed their lives very much. Most women I talk to from this generation (usually in their 80s or 70s) speak highly of their lives in the past and never felt unfulfilled. Most of them have said they couldn’t make it in our world today! LOL How weird, huh?

    • Thanks for stopping by Julie and thanks for sharing your story. It is VERY interesting to hear how the woman who actually lived thru those times, felt. We sometimes just assume that they felt the way that many of us do today and that was actually not the case. My grandmother was the same way. She loved being a homemaker/wife and would not of changed it for anything.

      Have a wonderful day 🙂


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