October 18, 2010

Why wedding dresses are white?

The marriage of Queen Victoria to her cousin Albert of Saxe- Coburg in 1840 has had more influence on weddings than any other. Queen Victoria put the wheels in motion by marrying in white. Though brides continued to wed in gowns of different colors, white was now set as the color of choice for weddings and has continued ever since

Queen Victoria chose white NOT because it symbolized purity, but because she wanted to show her people that she would run the country in an economical way. White was a much less expensive color to make than the colors typically popular for wedding dresses at the time (red, black, and purple). Plus, it gave her the option of using some lace that she already owned, rather than having something specially made.

So basically, the white dress was originally a political move.


[queen Victoria & prince Albert actual wedding photo]

all these times i thought that white symbolises purity, and that explained why people would choose white.
jaranglah jumpa wedding gown for wedding ceremony orang choose warna selain white and cream.
Queen Victoria chose white for economical approach.
sekarang kalau Vera Wang punya white dress... berapa harga nye? :)
talking bout being economical.........

notakaki: tengah bukak Yahoo tiba2 keluar article ni, rasa bagus jugak untuk dikongsi. rasanya macam ramai orang misconception macam i selama ni. :)

1 comment:

sakura said...

nanti wedding dress sy nk hitam blh? nk buat gothic style....hehehehe