Post # 1
I am looking for brides who choose to wear a colour other than white as their wedding dress, whether it be you inadvertently fell in love with a different colour or that you sort out something away from “tradition”.
Throughout history the wedding dress hasnt always been white, in some cultures its black to show the brides devotion to her husband till death, as such black hasnt always been a colour of mourning.
Many brides are opting for colourful dresses, nothing is out of bounds, after all it is yours and your partners day, as long as you are comfortable and feel like the goddess your dreamed of it doesnt matter right….
I know so many people would gasp at the thought of the bride wearing something other than a white gown, but when you think about it, you go to any wedding and the bride is constantly judged on the dress she chooses, sure everyone will say how beautiful she looks, but as they head home the car ride is filled with either love or hate for the “most important dress” she will ever wear.
So why the shock, why do people always asume that a bride “has” to wear white, yes white dresses are beautiful, but they simply dont look good on everyone, just the same with any colour.
I am after any bride who have or are taking the “shocking” plunge and going against the white dress, or maybe your opting for colour within your dress.
I think its important to remember that while a colour other than white isnt for everyone, the only thing that matters is that you as the bride are happy and feel beautiful, after all we all want to be standing in front of the person we love feeling the most beautiful we have ever felt.
thankyou girls, look forward to reading about your thoughts.
Post # 3
@euphoriascharm: I didn’t really have a choice but to wear white, because that’s what my church considers “traditional.” I understand your point about “traditional” being relative to your culture and to the times, but it is what it is. And I’m happy with my white dress.
I respect others’ decisions to wear different colored dresses.
The only type of dress I can’t stand is an overly slutty dress, no matter the color. That’s just my personal opinion, as I’m someone who respects the “sanctity” of marriage. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the current trends of strapless and/or form fitting dresses. I just personally hate when boobs are *that* close to popping out, or there’s way too much sking showing. You can be sexy and classy at the same time.
Have you found a dress yet? I’m sure we’d all like to see pics 🙂
Post # 4
After seeing so many weddings on this and other sites, it wouldn’t shock me at all. I think a bride should wear whatever she likes the best. I get that people would be surprised though if they’ve only ever seen brides wear white ever, but I don’t know why it should bother anyone.
Post # 5
@fzesguer: Thankyou for your honesty, that’s what I love everyone has their own thoughts and beliefs, its just great to see what others think. Unfortunatly I havent found THE dress yet, I am looking for something different, however if I fall in love with white I wont mind that either.
I do love the mermaid, flair, trumpet style dresses.
Post # 6
My dress was ivory and purple – I loved it and it really suited me, so I definitely wouldn’t care if someone else did. My SIL wore a dark red dress as her wedding dress, and it was gorgeous!
If you love the dress you’re wearing, then go for it! Usually the dress you choose is a secret anyway, right? So not many people should see it until the wedding day, and anyone that is going to come up to you on the day and spout a load of crap about how horrible your dress is probably isn’t the kind of person you want to impress anyway.
Post # 7
My ceremony & reception dresses. 😀 (Note: dress on the right is missing its hoopskirt)
Post # 8
@Bebealways: OMG, your dresses are AMAZING…. very much inlove….
Post # 9
@LadyElva: your dress sounds amazing, would love to see pictures.
Post # 10
@euphoriascharm: I would love to see a wedding where the bride wears a vibrant color and the guests are asked to wear light colors so she would really stand out. 🙂
Post # 11
@fzesguer: +1 on the dislike for overly sexy wedding dresses. I can’t get behind see-through panels. That being said, just because someone is wearing a modest wedding dress does not necessarily mean that they respect the sanctity of marriage and vice versa. I think I’m only saying this since I just found out that my friend’s wife has been cheating on him before and after their February wedding
@euphoriascharm: You deserve a standing ovation for your post in my book. Grooms can wear black tuxes without anyone batting an eyelid, much less questioning whether or not they’re going to regret it fifty years down the line. Apparently, just because Sarah Jessica Parker wore a black wedding dress and regretted it means anyone else who does will as well – try to get your head around that faulty logic.
I think every bride should be able to wear what colour they want without judgement or vitriol – white, ivory, blush, gold, blue, red, green and even the dreaded black
My wedding dress will be red…
.. and my reception dress will be black.
Post # 12
white wasn’t even considered a wedding dress color until 1840. everyone wore colorful dresses… then queen victoria wore a white dress and everyone was like “whaaa???” and then (because everyone loves copying royals) it became a thing.
Post # 13
@rosworms: HA I knew it was fairly recent but I didn’t know it was the queen! I told FH about that in light of me not wearing white, since I know he’s not a fan of the royal family. His response:
Post # 14
heres mine. u can still look traditional without wearing white.
Post # 15
Here’s mine…still waiting impatiently for it to be done!
Post # 16
while I do think that dresses should reflect the girls personality, and can be all different colours, i still prefer white/ivory dresses with just some of the colour in them. I know someone who wore a dark dress as they never wear white and although she looked lovely, she didn’t look bridal. I also dont think you should wear black, although there is some fabulous black dresses I just think, its for funerals, and you can wear black dress any day. I’m totally not a conservative person, just imho x