Q: Is it absolute tradition to wear a white dress for my wedding?

Absolutely not – You can wear any color or shade of ivory

Q: What if I’ve been married before? 

This does not mean that you cannot wear white. If you never had the opportunity to wear a traditional gown the first time around, you can and should do now.

Q: What if I can’t find the dress that I love in white?

Don’t be afraid of other neutrals. Ivory, blush, champagne and even mocha are beautiful and plentiful choices.

Q: What if all bridal shops that I’ve been to seem to be leaning towards blush, champagne and nude colors?

You must try these optional colors. You may be surprised at how good they can look on you. Bright white just does not suit everybody.

Q: How do I find the best color for my skin tone?

Find a salon with great lighting, where you can try on many dresses in all shapes and colors.

Q: Can I get away with wearing a completely nontraditional dress to my wedding?

Yes!! It’s your wedding, you get to wear your dream dress or pants or jumpsuit….

Q: Can I wear a colored or printed wedding dress?

Why not? There really is no hard and fast rule about wearing white to your wedding. It’s a tradition that is commonly credited to Queen Victoria’s choice to wear a white court dress at her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840.

White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection. This color of choice for the traditional bride is and will always a staple in bridal fashion. …

Q: Can I wear black to my wedding?

There’s no religious, legal, or moral reason to stop you wearing a black dress or gown on your wedding day.

Q: Do I have to wear a veil?

No, you don’t have to wear anything, if you don’t want to. You definitely should, however, at least try a few different styles of veils while trying on dresses. Even if you can’t imagine yourself in a veil, you may like the way it finishes off a look.

Q: What can I wear in my hair instead of a veil?

The choices are endless: a garland, fresh flowers, a crown, a comb, a headband, a flexible wire of beads and rhinestones, decorated hair pins, a hat or a birdcage veil.

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