Back to the wedding posts today, dolls, and I thought I'd kick it off with a bit of a debate that I've seen floating round. It's not a new debate obviously, but, in my experience, it comes up before any wedding and is worth a chat!
Is it okay to wear white to a wedding?
Many think that, traditionally, the bride wears white to wedding to symbolise 'purity' and guests would refrain from wearing the same colour in order to respect this aspect of a wedding's traditions, but it's becoming increasingly popular for brides to pick off-white, ivory, or even coloured gowns for their day in favour of fashion or a passion to not adhere to the traditions. In fact, way back when, it wasn't tradition for a wedding, brides chose to marry in any colour they so wished, apart from black or red. It wasn't until Queen Victoria, that the white dress became popular, and was more a sign of wealth than purity.
So if it's not actually tradition for the bride to wear white, why can a guest not wear white?