In the modern wedding ceremony, more and more brides wear not only modern wedding dress as the traditional color but also some more color choices. That means white is no longer the only wedding color for the brides no matter what is your wedding ceremony like, formal or informal! Designer wedding dresses can be just considered as a given, but it doesn’t have to be. We asked Carol McD. Wallace, author of All Dressed in White: the Irresistible Rise of the American Wedding (Penguin Original, 2004), for a quick history lesson. She advises that we don’t need to worry about following in the tradition of Queen Victoria. “The white informal wedding gowns for every bride is really a post-World War II phenomenon. Before that, lots of girls would invest in a simple wedding dress they could wear again,” she says. “In pioneer America, that often meant black, brightened up with some white lace or artificial orange blossoms; during World War II, brides often wore a pretty suit with a corsage.” Wallace also believes that you shouldn’t worry too much about the symbolic value of white.” Lots of virgin brides have worn colors and we see lots of brides with children wearing white, so I think the color issue is up for grabs. If you feel fabulous in green or any other colors, then go for it!” We wholeheartedly agree, and so do gown designers! Big names like Amsale and Ely Saab have been sending bolder and brighter hues down the runway in recent years, so don’t be surprised if you see more brides coming over to color in the future.
Discount wedding dresses and dream wedding colors, which will build up a whole perfect wedding for you. Ivory, champagne and green etc, if you like, either is OK!