Post # 1
I was talking with my sister the other day about many random things and we segwayed into weddings. Apparently when my sister got married my Nan told her she HAD to wear white, and if she wasnt wearing a veil Nan was going to march down the isle and slap one on her head. Well she didnt wear a veil, snd I do remember Nan going off about it, but not to her face.
I made the comment that I will not be wearing white or ivory for my wedding. I am still undecided what exactly I will wear, sometimes I think my fire uniform which is lime green. But then I also think I would love to look feminie so a dress would also be nice. So I told my sister that I have two kids with my FI and I don’t feel I need to wear white or ivory and pretend to be an image of “purity”. I think that jig is up. So maybe a Red dress is on the cards.
She was horrified. She told me that way back when, pwople used to get married in their best dressed, and that white only became fashionable when Queen Victoria got married. And there is supposed to be a verse for wedding colours that is from the same vintage as “something old something new…” This verse told that the colour a bride wore was a sign of what she wished for her man and her marriage. Apparently if you wore red, you wished him dead.
Has anyone heard of this verse? I’ve tried doing a quick search for it but so far haven’t found anything. I don’t at all believe that if I wear red that the universe will think that I wish him dead. Red is the colour of love and passion. I told my sister it probably originates from the days when you didnt wear red unless you were a prostitute. But I am curious to knwo what it claims the other colours mean.
Post # 3
I don’t know the verse, but of course red is the traditional color for wedding dresses in many Asian cultures. Although I don’t know if your Grandmother will care.
Post # 4
i personally havent heard of it… and if it does exist i doubt it means anything unless you are superstitious.
Post # 5
I’m not superstitous and in the end I really aren’t too concnerned by my Nans demands. I am just more curious about it because my sister was talking about it
And while I am not of Asian heritage, I LOVE Asian inrfluence and style. Have you seen the dresses from culture bridal?
I have to admit I fell in love with the second dress. I love the influences the design has been drawn from. But I’m not convinced that I being an Australian with a very Scottish background who is marrying a Dutchman can get away with it on my wedding day.
Post # 6
Red is a very common wedding dress color in many cultures. I’ve never heard of the verse… and even if there is a verse, who cares? Wear what you like.
Post # 7
Married in White, you have chosen right
Married in Grey, you will go far away
Married in Black, you will wish yourself back
Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead
Married in Green, ashamed to be seen
Married in Blue, you will always be true
Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl
Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow
Married in Brown, you will live in the town
Married in Pink, you spirit will sink
Post # 8
Married in lime, because it will rhyme?
So silly. That’s like the Mother Goose poem that says I’m supposed to be full of woe because I was born on a Wednesday. It doesn’t mean anything, it just sounds good in a poem. I’d ignore it.
Post # 10
I have a red wedding dress, lol, and I DON’T wish death on my FI. It’s actually a sign of prosperity and luck in Asian cutures (and being that my dad is Chinese, makes sense to pay homage to that.) In Western I suppose it represents passion – so wear red and keep the fires stoked!
Post # 11
So would Ivory be classed as pearl according to this? I got married in Ivory, and living in a whirl sounds like a whole lot of fun to me!
Post # 12
Go for it! I’m a colored dress bride (green) and am not “ashamed to be seen.” ;P I loooooove colored wedding dresses.