Weddings are steeped in traditions, aren’t they? Here are a few wedding traditions and superstitions with a brief history…some that we’re doing, and some that we’re not!
White Wedding Dress: check! In Western culture the white wedding dress was adopted after Queen Victoria wore one in 1840. Dang! What a trendsetter! Can you imagine the color of your wedding dress changing tradition like that for almost 200 years and counting? According to Wikipedia, brides prior to that just wore their best dress. I guess white also represented wealth and cleanliness. The idea that white represents virginity or chasteness is a misnomer. Anyway, you’ve already seen my wedding dress, and I am most def sporting bridal white.
Veil: Negative! VeilUBridal says that in ancient Rome people believed that a bride should wear a veil to conceal her face and confuse evil spirits. I’m getting married on a very-likely-to-be-windy beach, so I don’t think a veil is going to work for me. Truth be told, I’ve always loved the look of a birdcage veil.