(Closed) Why we wear White (and other traditions)

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Are you following the example of the "American Wedding"
    Yes! I am wearing a viel, a white dress with something old, new, and blue :) : (20 votes)
    53 %
    Yes, but edited in my own way... : (12 votes)
    32 %
    No! I am using my own cultural background in my wedding :) : (0 votes)
    No! I am doing my own thing... : (6 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Interesting!!  Thanks for posting this! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    That’s really cool, thanks for sharing! I’m doing everything but wearing a veil. My mom just wore flowers in her hair when she got married, so maybe I just never really felt like it was a tradition in our family or something. 

    I would die if drunk guests tried to rip apart my dress! Thank God that ‘tradition’ died!!!

    Post # 8
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Miss Sardine: No kidding! I think I would bring my own sword, lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I also heard that in roman times,bridesmaids would wear the same dress as the bride,and veils so as to “confuse” any evil spirits trying to get to the bride. I can see why it fell out of fashion though lol!!!

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am following a very select number of traditions.  Yes, my dress is white, but it also has a great big guava (pink-orange) sash on it.  No, I am not wearing a veil because I hate the tradition.  Yes, I am wearing something blue because my engagement ring is a blue sapphire!  No, I am not wearing a garter because I don’t want my husband running his hands up my thighs for all my friends and family to see!

    I think following tradition for tradition’s sake is very foolish.  It is great to see that at least some other brides out there besides myself have educated themselves, and are using their knowledge to discard sexist traditions!

    Post # 13
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    841 posts
    Busy bee

    Very informative indeed! Although I did know about the origins of the ‘white wedding’ dress, the info about garters etc. is pretty neat! >.<

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