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Wedings and colors

The History of the White Wedding Dress

As a youngster — or perhaps even as an adult — have you ever sat
dreamily imagining yourself in a fairytale wedding dress, about to marry
your very own Prince Charming? And, what color is the wedding dress? The
chances are it’s a white one. Millions of girls and women that dream of
the perfect marriage have a vision of the perfect white wedding dress in
their minds. But why white? Where did this tradition come from? Women
Haven’t Always Been Marrying in White In fact, in the grand scheme of
things, the tradition isn’t even all that old. The white wedding dress
of today is deep-seated tradition, and for many is worn to signify
virtue as well as uphold tradition. Millions — in fact billions — of
women all over the world start thinking about the perfect white wedding
gown before they have even found the perfect partner. Britain is a place
that is rife with traditions and legends, so it is little wonder that
the tradition of the white wedding dress was started by the English
Monarchy. It was the wedding of Queen Victoria that spawned the interest
and popularity of white wedding dresses as we know them today. Queen
Victoria married Albert of Saxe in 1840, and wore what would then have
been considered a flamboyant white gown. Of course, this did not start
the tradition immediately; however, many women saw this as a statement
of class and style, and copied the Queen by also getting married in
white. The white wedding dress in those days had nothing to do with
being virtuous — it was all about wealth. Getting married in a white,
extravagant gown was a sign that you could afford to buy a dress that
you would never be able to wear again because of its style and color
(whites were not easy to clean in those days as they are today!). Of
course, women still continued to be married in various colors and styles
of dress — it was only the vain and the wealthy that insisted on white
to follow in the footsteps of the wealthy Monarch. However, during
Edwardian times, the white wedding dress once more soared to new heights
of popularity, as Coco Chanel unveiled its new knee-length white wedding
dress, complete with extravagant train. Even so, with the depression
that followed World War I and the approach of World War II, many women
continued to make do with whatever type of dress they could afford, and
this went on for decades. Some women would marry in a short white
informal wedding dress, which could then be dyed and used as an everyday
dress. Again, it was only the fabulously wealthy that could really
afford to splurge on an elaborate gown. However, from the 1950s onwards,
as the world watched Hollywood stars, royalty and members of high
society get wed in stunning white gowns, the tradition of white became
signed and sealed. Wedding Dresses of Different Colors: A bit of
folklore As with many other things in life, there is much folklore and
legend surrounding the various other colors that brides have been known
to wed in. One old rhyme seems to sum up these notions: Married in
white, you have chosen all right. Married in green, ashamed to be seen.
Married in red, you will wish yourself dead. Married in blue, you will
always be true. Married in yellow, ashamed of your fellow. Married in
black, you will wish yourself back. Married in pink, your spirits will
sink Of course, most people will think nothing of this poem, apart from
the fact that each color has been coupled with a meaning that just
happened to rhyme very well. We all know that there are plenty of people
that have married in pinks, blues and every other color, and have
enjoyed a long and happy marriage. And we certainly know that there are
plenty of people that have married in white, who have not prospered
quite so well. Ordering Your Wedding Dress Online Luckily, legend and
folklore has given way to individuality in recent years, and brides now
enjoy getting married in the color of their choice. Both celebrities and
everyday women have injected their wedding dresses with their own sense
of style and personality, and we have seen women marrying in colors
ranging from delicate ivory to deepest red and even black. Royalty and
high society still tend to favour the tradition of marrying in white.
However, since simply wearing a white wedding gown can no longer mark
their stature due to the availability of the white wedding dress, they
now do this by infusing the dress with the most expensive silks, pearls
and material possible, making it worth a king’s ransom by the time it is
finished. Luckily, we don’t all have to pay a fortune to look stunning
for our wedding day, and there is now so much choice in color, style,
material and design that we can get married looking just the way we want
— and without having to sell all of our worldly possessions to do so!
The Internet is a great source for wedding dresses. You can enjoy
excellent value for your money and unrivalled choice, enabling you to
achieve just the look and theme that you want for your special day.
Whether you want a full-on white gown with all the trimmings, a simple
and elegant ivory dress, an informal yet classy wedding dress or
something totally unique in a rich, vibrant color, the Internet will
provide you with access to the perfect choice. You will enjoy access to
a wide range of dress styles online, including: Traditional wedding
gowns Informal wedding dresses Designer wedding dresses Colored wedding
gowns Gothic or medieval style wedding gowns Short wedding dresses Long
wedding dresses You can also select from a wide choice of material, so
you can feel and look as stunning as you dare, and with the great
quality available online you can cherish your special dress for years to
come — perhaps even pass it down to future generations.

What Wedding Colors Mean Today

The colors you choose for your wedding day set the style and tone for
your event. You can influence the mood of your wedding through your
choices of colors. Color appears in every aspect of the wedding: the
dresses, flowers, table decorations and the invitations. Carefully
consider the following when choosing your wedding theme colors: — The
location of your wedding and reception. Choose colors that complement
the setting. — The mood you want to create. Vibrant colors add
excitement, while soft colors induce a romantic ambiance. Also, colors
are symbolic. For example, green is the color of fertility and harmony
whereas red represents beauty, strength, passion, celebration and luck.
— The time of year. The season you get married should influence your
color scheme. Spring and summer colors are lighter, while fall and
winter weddings lean in toward darker colors.

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