Carole-Ann and Jim Stanfield were shocked to find their old wedding clothes still fit, after going in the loft to find their wedding pictures and coming across the garments.
They decided to wear their old wedding clothes on their 50th anniversary.
The couple found the clothes because their granddaughter, Hayley, wanted the two to find their old wedding pictures.
Mr and Mrs Stanfield from Tamworth, Staffordshire, obliged by rifling through their things in the loft, and came across the wedding dress and suit, gathering dust.
The two last wore the outfits on October 1 1966.
Mrs Stanfield said: “When Hayley discovered we still had our wedding outfits, she said we should try them on to see if they still fit.
“Jim went up and dug them out. Hayley insisted we put them on but I said no, they’d been in the loft and they were dusty and smelly.
“But she begged and pleaded so we did it for her – we were gobsmacked when we discovered they still fitted perfectly.”
Their granddaughter also said they should have a party at which they could wear their old wedding outfits.
The Stanfields thought this was a good idea and invited all their friends so they could celebrate their anniversary in the old clothes.
“A lot of people knew we were going to wear them, but they were still stunned to see us in them,” said Carole-Ann Stanfield.
Read more about this couple’s sweet anniversary surprise and what they plan to do to celebrate on The Telegraph.