Wedding dress colors can often be seasonal, with pastel colors and lightly tinted dresses working great for spring; bolder but light colors, such as yellows and greens, are great for summertime wedding dresses; and dark, richer colors, such as royal purple or blues, are excellent choices for wintertime wedding dress colors.
Not everyone looks good in white, and not everyone cares to follow tradition. A wedding dress should fit the body style, build, coloring of the bride while matching any color themes for the wedding itself, but most importantly, a wedding dress should match the personality of the bride too!
While some in the wedding party or guest list may balk at colored wedding dresses, when it comes right down to it, the wedding dress, and of course the wedding, is for the bride and groom, and therefore the bride should pick a color that suits her and her future husband's tastes and personality.
If, however, the bride doesn't want to stray too far from the traditional white gown but still craves color, one option for adding color to a wedding dress is to choose a traditional white wedding gown but accent the gown with colorful sashes or embroidered inlay that is colored. Shawls, wraps, colored veils, colored gloves and colorful shoes can all add color to the traditional white dress, without breaking from the traditional white completely.
In the final assessment, it really comes down to this: A wedding day is a very special occasion for the bride, and the choice of wedding dress should be entirely up to her! If you are a bride and want to select the perfect wedding dress, but traditional white doesn't work for you, don't be afraid to choose a colorful wedding dress or a wedding dress with a splash of color, and enjoy your special day!