Why are wedding dress white?

dress - wedding dress
China
May 16, 2009 8:10am CST
I have seen so many wedding dress, most of which are white. Tbere are many others colors, such as pink, blue and red. Why do girls like white wedding dress?
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@angelsmummy (1700)
16 May 09
a white wedding dress used to symbloize purtiy and virginity. Many people like a white wedding dress now for traditional purposes, i have got my wedding dress already and it is ivory, just off white, i chose not to get white as I have a child and one on the way therefore i am not pure to the church.
• China
16 May 09
Really! thanks for your sharing Angelsmummy!
• China
6 Aug 09
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• China
6 Aug 09
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• Dominican Republic
17 May 09
the white dress is traditional. It's a way of symbolizing purity, along with the veil. another symbol for it was the crown made out of orange flowers. Usually in those types of ceremony, everything has a meaning.
@Galena (9124)
16 May 09
actually, white dresses are a fairly recently developed tradition that has just stuck. until recent history, most people wouldn't have a wedding dress as such. they would wear either the best dress they owned, or if they could afford it would buy a dress for the occasion, which would then be worn on other occasions in normal life. so the white wedding dress was a symbol of status. it was showing off, basically, to the guests that you could afford to buy a special dress for the occasion that would probably not be worn again, as it was so expensive to produce a true white cloth, and difficult to maintain it's colour. so basically it was to display to other people. you could afford a special dress for the occasion that you might not wear again purity has nothing to do with it. it originates in a rather vulgar display of wealth.
@chardyme (1632)
• Philippines
16 May 09
I never been married before but I think wedding dress were white because it serves as a peacefulness, purity and sacredness of that event that the two couples are going to share.
@chardyme (1632)
• Philippines
16 May 09
I never been married before but I think wedding dress were white because it serves as a peacefulness, purity and sacredness of that event that the two couples are going to share.