Should Your Wedding Dress Be White?

When it comes to your wedding day, there is no doubt you want to look as beautiful as possible, and happier than ever. Everything has to be perfect, and for that to happen, it is vital that the wedding dress be the embodiment of perfection!

It is probably the most beautiful dress you will ever wear and the one that should represent you and your preferences, 100%. This is why you need to take your time, to invest the necessary money and buy the perfect dress or have it custom made.

If there are thousands of models available, some lovelier than others, bound to make you look at your best, things are a little delicate when it comes to the color. Although in countries like China, India and Vietnam the regular color for a wedding dress is red, symbolizing good luck and auspiciousness, in the Christian countries white is the dominant color.

It was made popular by Queen Victoria during her marriage to Albert of Saze-Coburg and turned to a tradition followed by every generation until today. Of course, rules are made to be broken, which means that, if you feel like wearing a different color, you should do so.

It can be something close to white and just as beautiful, like wearing ivory, eggshell, red, pink, ecru, pale-blue and, why not, even black. You can leave the dress white and spice it up with a flower or a ribbon in a different color.

Before you decide, make sure you take all the details into account, like:

  • The color of your skin — a shade of ivory or beige that looks great in the window or on someone else may not match your skin and look awful on you.
  • The color of the table cloth and of the flower arrangements.
  • The color of the groom’s shirt and suit.

In the end, you may have to admit that white remains the easiest to match color, but that should not upset you, because, although it is quite simple and common, it has a lot of hidden meanings: a new beginning, purity, happiness, joy, eternity.

More than that, it compliments any skin type, and, if the model of the dress is chosen correctly, it will emphasize shape and cut, making you, as a bride, look and feel great, as any woman deserves on the most special day in her life – that of her wedding.

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