It really all comes down to the dress. I am telling ya! I love the whole idea of the white dress, even though I can’t keep anything white looking clean. Be sure on my wedding day, there will be a Tide To-Go Stick close by. The “wedding white” includes creamy shades such as eggshell, ecru and ivory.
White wedding dresses did not become a popular until 1840, after the marriage of Queen Victoria to Albert of Saxe-Coburg. Victoria wore a white gown and incorporated some lace she owned. Women raved about her dress, and wanted to wear the same. Talk about setting a trend! Thanks to the Victorian Era and Queen Victoria herself, the tradition continues today.
There is a poem about how the color of your wedding dress will influence your future:
“Married in white, you will have chosen all right. Married in grey , you will go far away. Married in black, you will wish yourself back. Married in red, you’ll wish yourself dead. Married in blue, you will always be true. Married in pearl, you’ll live in a whirl. Married in green, ashamed to be seen, Married in yellow, ashamed of the fellow. Married in brown, you’ll live out of town. Married in pink, your spirits will sink.”
What about the Groom’s Attire? The groom should match the bride. Typically a tux is sufficient and maybe he could have a white tie or vest. There is no symbolism in the Groom’s outfit, like the bride’s. But the Groom’s boutonniere can hold symbolism. A red chrysanthemum means “I love you;” a white rose means “I am worthy of you;” a sweet William represents gallantry. They all sound nice…my groom might end up having a bouquet pinned to his jacket…LOL.