Imagine the look on your Yiayia’s face when you tell her that
you don’t want to wear a white wedding dress…
White wedding dresses have long symbolized the purity and the ‘virginity’ of the bride. It is no wonder that we women are expected to wear white when we walk down the aisle.
I have heard many stories about the ‘old days’ when the mother in law would inspect the sheets the morning after the wedding. The red sheets (stained with blood) were paraded around the village as proof that the bride was in fact a virgin.
I don’t believe this tradition is still practiced anywhere in the world, but i know that it is still talked about.
White wedding dresses are a tradition of many different cultures but it became ‘fashionable’ when Queen Victoria married her cousin Albert of Saxe – Coburg in 1840. You can read about this all over the net. Here is a link to one website if are interested: History of the White Wedding Dress.
Do you think that white wedding dresses are still fashionable or outdated?
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