Is it a wedding dress if it isn't white?

United States
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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@camposkat (310)
25 Jan 11
I think today, brides-to-be are more open-minded and adventurous in choosing their wedding gowns so I don't think it is a problem for brides-to-be what color they want for their dresses. But for me I still go with the white gown. I prefer to be traditional.
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
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.
@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
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
15 Jan 11
now a days people doesn't care to wear pure white/ivory wedding dress as long as they wear their favorite colors or just match it with their wedding theme, just as what my coordinator said do what that makes you happy as it comes once on our lifetime.
@susanana (126)
• Philippines
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.
• United States
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.
@Galena (9124)
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
@lady1993 (13049)
• Philippines
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..
@stanley777 (7173)
• Philippines
9 Jan 11
I think it does not really matter- I saw some weddings with red, pink, blue and other colors of dresses. What really depends is if the girl loves the dress. And if the couple means their vows and keep it.
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
9 Jan 11
When I get married again, I will be wearing white. My bridesmaids, will wear lilac. For some, purple could be the color of their wedding dress, but for me...it has to be white!