Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Colored Wedding Dresses – Would You Wear One?

Photo via People Magazine
Jessica Biel wowed the wedding world last year when she married Justin Timberlake in a stunning pink Giambattista Valli gown and it seems she has started a trend with that pink wedding dress. Colored wedding dresses are on trend for Fall 2013 weddings. Trends show soft heavenly colors are popular. Creamy taupe, cloudy blues and pink blush pastel wedding gowns were the alternatives to the classic white wedding dress.

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But is it appropriate to wear a colored wedding dress?  Before I give you my personal answer, here’s a traditional rhyme that talks about the wedding dress colors and their meaning:

Married in White, you have chosen right,

Married in Blue, your love will always be true,

Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl,

Married in Brown, you will live in town,

Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead,

Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow,

Married in Green, ashamed to be seen,

Married in Pink, your spirit will sink,

Married in Grey, you will go far away,

Married in Black, you will wish yourself back.

Silly, don't you think?

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Queen Victoria has been credited with starting the western tradition of white bridal gowns, although she was not the first royal to be married in white. Since then white has been the accepted color for a wedding.  It’s been said that blue or silver was the typical color for royalty. But she looked so very lovely, pure, and innocent in white that women followed suit.

 I think wearing a colored dress is the perfect opportunity to really let your personality show. Just because colors have their own meaning, doesn’t mean that you have to follow it.  That color doesn’t have to apply to you.  You create the meaning of that particular color to you and no one else.  What people think doesn’t matter.  As long as you can accept that, you can have whatever wedding dress color that you please. 

Me personally if I were to do it over again, PINK it would be! My only suggestion, go for something not so PROM-ish. 
Be sure to check out my Wedding Dress board on Pinterest for some absolutely stunning AND some questionable colored gowns. 
I am curious...what do you think about a colored wedding dress?


  1. Make your own style.....don't be a copy cat.

  2. Blue is my preferred color and I will obviously wear a blue wedding gown on my special day. My sister also wore a colorful wedding dress on her wedding.

    1. If I could do it all over again I would wear PINK or blush! I would love to see and share you colored wedding dress photos. :)