Is it acceptable to wear a colorful wedding gown even if you technically could wear white?
Traditional definitions of marriage often no longer apply to modern day marriages. People used the white dress to symbolize virginity, because premarital relationships were a no-no. Now a days, it is common to see people dating, living together, even raising children together without getting married at all.
What do you see marriage as? What do you think it represents?
If wearing white isn't important to you, then follow your heart. It's a special day, you should feel comfortable.
I've heard of some celebrities who wore a colored wedding dress and regretted it: http://www.celebritybrideguide.com/sara … ng-regret/
...but ultimately it is your choice. I'd wear white (Then again I happen LOVE the idea of an old-fashioned wedding dress). But I'd also wear color if I found a dress I absolutely adored.
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!
Assuming you plan to marry only once.. then, wear whatever pleases you! Don't even consider what's 'acceptable' to others. If your marriage lasts, and we sure hope it does.. then, you are only doing this once. Do it YOUR way. Ten, twenty, or more years from now, anyone who didn't consider your way as 'acceptable', will likely not even be within your circle of life anyway.. and if they are, they will have accepted it by then. Color is good. Color is great. Choose your favorite!
My wife wore a beautiful red dress at our wedding and received nothing but compliments. I was presented with a red tie that matched her dress (I had no idea what the color of her dress was so it was a surprise) about 20 minutes before the ceremony. I think the "white" tradition is a thing of the past and I don't believe judgement is passed on the bride in this day in age if she doesn't wear white.
We both still get compliments on the fun and unique way we choose to break certain traditions but keep the family traditions that were truly important to us. Also important to note is that we were married at a very prestigious country club so you can still have a very classy wedding and not wear white. Hope that helps! Best of luck and most importantly, have fun!
A wedding gown is a very special pattern in every wedding and it is chosen traditionally. In contrast to European weddings the Asian or Middle Eastern ones differ a lot. For example, in India a red gown is chosen for the bride as it signifies...http://justawoman.hubpages.com/hub/Wedding-traditions-acrss-cultures
With recent fashion trends, couples are beginning to get a little bit more creative with their wedding gown's colour choices. If you are the type that doesn't really care about tradition and and what significance the white coloured gown holds, then it's okay for you to wear a colourful gown.
A recent survey I conducted on my faceook page https://www.facebook.com/HadassahBridals show's individuals diverse preferences.
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