Why is the Wedding Dress White? We owe it to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s Royal Wedding!
For centuries in Western cultures, wedding dresses were the best, nicest dresses a woman could afford. But they weren’t white, since in many cultures the color white symbolized mourning. In Ireland, wedding dresses were often of a green color; in many European countries and in Russia – of a bright red or orange. In France, lilac was a bride’s lucky color. Despite a few examples of white wedding dresses being worn earlier, we attribute this modern tradition -- that is now popu