If you have been wondering if you have to wear a white wedding dress on your big day, the answer is really quite simple. No!
For years and years, people have been believing in the idea that if you wore anything but white then you were not pure. Wearing white for your wedding dress has also long been a symbol of virginity. Today, brides are breaking the mold and wearing something that reflects their style and tastes, no matter what color it is.
Once you begin to do a little bit of digging and research, you will actually find that the tradition of wearing a white wedding dress only goes back to about the 1950s when many women could only afford to get married in a simple white dress. Many years ago in the years of Queen Victoria, a white wedding dress was not a symbol of purity; it was actually only a symbol of wealth. This was due in part to the fact that a white gown was so difficult to wash. So, when a woman was wearing a white dress, she was viewed as being wealthy for being able to wear a dress that would have to be thrown away after wearing.
Today, you pretty much have your choice of any color that you would want. Brides have been wearing colors such as black, red, purple, yellow, pink and so on. Many brides are even going for the option of a white dress with a certain splash or addition of color here and there. It is all a matter of preference, so you should always remember that it is your special day and you should wear the dress that makes you happy.