(Closed) Why Is Everything Supposed to be White at a Wedding???

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

because Queen Victoria wore white in her wedding

That’s the reason.

Post # 4
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it all looks great together! The colored cake, shoes, flower girl dress and vest/ties are definitely becoming a lot more common!


Post # 5
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

and it’s supposed to represent virginity and purity. 

Post # 6
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mrsSonthebeach:  +1…It wasn’t an original tradition….I love the way you are thinking, I love the colours you like.

I made this for a girlfriends wedding …not so traditional…she also wore a black and white dress (large strip of black on the front and back)

Post # 7
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I didn’t want everything to be white at my wedding. The only things that were “white” were my dress, the groom’s vest and tie, and the frosting on the cake. All my flowers and linens were colored (fuschia flowers, cobalt and silver linens) and my shoes were also blue. I love bold colors, and wanted my wedding to reflect that!

Post # 8
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t care for super white weddings either. My dress and grooms shirt will be white (notice how I didn’t say tux)? I don’t think he ever wore a tux! I’m sure he’d look handsome in one but.. no… Not him al all πŸ™‚ He’s also wearing a lei, not a bout, but thats pretty common where we’re from.


Post # 9
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

Wait, you mean you’re not a virgin on your wedding night? For shame, for shame. LOL πŸ™‚

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way…. white is a lovely color that is most lovely as an accent color. You may be more traditional than we are–I am not having a flower girl or a cake; we are doing a dessert bar instead. My dress is chamapgne and taupe, Fiance is wearing ivory but mostly because we couldn’t find two brown-ish ties we liked and didn’t want him matching the Groomsmen. Girls are in chocolate, general colors scheme is tones from dark brown to taupe, with a bit of cream flowers (baby’s breath) for an accent. Tell your mom to spend more time on the Bee and she’ll see how lovely things can be without so so so much white. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@BabyBlueEyes: I love that cake, it’s awesome!!! 

I originally didn’t want to wear a white dress (this is my 2nd marriage) but my Fiance has his heart set on it (it’s his 1st marriage), so I am doing it for him.  Otherwise I’d be wearing turquoise, more casual, on the beach πŸ˜‰  

Our wedding is going to be very small, but I think I want our cake to be something like this:


With the green to match my bouquet better, and non-white flowers on the top, something to match my bouquet, which will look something like this:


 (I am just starting to find my inspiration pics, so I am not sure what will be in season flower-wise yet, I haven’t talked to a florist yet or anything.)  I do know that there will be no traditional fall colors- no orange, brown, gold, blech. I don’t like those colors. I really want turquoise and silver, but I’m not sure if it will work for October, so we may go something along a peacock color theme, just without the peacock- deep purple, blues, black.  We won’t need much to coordinate anyway, since our wedding is super small πŸ™‚


Post # 11
9 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mrsSonthebeach:  Yes, it’s a tradition that started with Queen Victoria wearing white, before then most women usually wore their best dress to get married in πŸ™‚

The connortations of virginity/purity came as an afterthought, but that was where the original idea of a ‘white wedding’ came from

Post # 12
1323 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I don’t think everything is supposed to be white, just the bride’s dress. Everything else you’ve mentioned, I’ve seen in color almost as much as I’ve seen it white. Either way, congrats on finding a color scheme you’re excited about!

Post # 13
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re having lots of white (mostly decor), but definitely not everything!

By the way, where is that pink tie from?!

Post # 15
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

There isn’t any white in our wedding except maybe some candles. Even my dress isn’t white.


Post # 16
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@BabyBlueEyes:  I love your shoes πŸ™‚

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