Is it a wedding dress if it isn't white?
January 8, 2011 6:55pm CST
I was just watching "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera" and there was a bride that had a purple wedding dress. Now granted, that would not have been my personal choice, because I thought that it looked a little tacky (but that may have been more of my distaste for the style of dress) but she seemed to loved the dress that she picked. What are your thoughts on brides that wear dresses that are colors other than white, ivory, cream, etc.?
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25 Jan 11
A wedding dress traditionally is white or ivory because the colors symbolized innocence, purity of the heart and happiness. But recently, brides are free to wear any dresses they liked. I watched weddings with brides wear red, pink, blue and yellow wedding dresses. I think it's okay to wear that colors. But when I get married I want to stick with the color ivory as a wedding dress.
18 Jan 11
that's the weird thing about it this is my first marriage and I was browsing for gowns looking for a gown that is not white because I look pale in white the bridal store staff actually said, why didn't you want white? as if you were married before LOL I wanted to say something but I thought arguing is meaningless I just walked out and got a gown somewhere else it was cream with little roses, and a rental because my dad was dying I knew he would die and I had to adjust my budget well I am still married 10 yrs going strong now so whatever stigma about wedding gown color is not always true
11 Jan 11
The most important factor for getting married is not about what color of gown you'll wear. What matters is the love you feel for your future spouse. There is a famous singer here in the Philippines who wore a red wedding dress. For traditional people, this would seem to be a shock for them but for modern people, this will just be a fashion statement.
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11 Jan 11
If you're getting married in it, it's a wedding dress. That's the extent of the "wedding dress" definition. White gowns only started being worn barely 150 years ago. Before that, average women wore the best dress they owned and high aristocrats mostly wore heavy velvet gowns in deep jewel colors. White does NOT mean "purity" or worth. It's ACTUALLY only a symbol of wealth and wastefulness.
9 Jan 11
I don't think it makes a difference either way. the tradition of a white dress is really very recent anyway, so it's not like it's deep and unbreakable. everyone should wear what makes them happy on their wedding day. same goes for men. it makes me quite sad that so many men have their wedding clothes chosen for them, often under protest. it's their big day too
9 Jan 11
Yes, i still think that a wedding dress is still great whatever the color is. As long as the woman wearing it loves it, then she should wear it. Different wedding dresses for different types of people. But I would still wear a white one on my wedding..