We love wedding dresses – and we admire the bride who dares step outside the tradition of a white wedding dress! These unique alternative wedding dresses have come into style more often lately, with brides looking to let their personality shine on their wedding day.
Why do brides wear white anyway? According to this article, the tradition started back in the 1800s when Queen Victoria married and wore a gown of white satin trimmed with white lace. White was seen as impractical because it soiled easily and could only be worn once, so only wealthy families saw brides in white. Since Queen Victoria was a trendsetter of her time, this was a momentous moment in fashion and has stuck ever since. Now, white is said to symbolize joy on a bride’s wedding day.
That being said, white isn’t the only color brides are walking down the aisle in lately! Here are a few tips for how you can make wearing a non-traditional wedding dress go seamlessly with your big day!
1. Match with your groom. How cute is this?! Have your groom match whatever pattern or color your dress is so that your dress won’t seem out of place.
2. Stay consistent with the look and feel of your wedding. Whether or not your dress is a bold color or just has more subtle details like this bride and her gold beading, try matching your dress with the look and feel of your ceremony and/or reception. This bride did it perfectly by adding gold details into her reception decor, reflecting the gold in her dress.
3. Own it! You can pull off any dress you want to wear on your wedding day as long as you have the confidence to back up your decision. If you love your dress and you radiate that love on your big day, everyone else will love it too! All of these brides made bold, unique choices for their dresses but they definitely pulled it off. You can too!
Would you wear a nontraditional gown on your big day? Tell us what you think!
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