Times have changed. The virginal white dress made popular by Queen Victoria’s wedding has become simply one of numerous options these days. Many couples marrying now are not concerned or even interested in perpetuating an antiquated concept of purity when they wed. This is especially true for people who are experiencing a second wedding or who delight in doing things completely differently.
Besides, style is an essential component of one’s personality. It is only natural for you to want to be the center of attention on your wedding day. Feeling radiant from the inside out is an ideal way to begin your new life with your spouse. If color suits your personality and your style, so-be-it. Your wedding day is a celebration of your union and the promise of both parties to love and honor each other as they are. Embrace your individuality and choose a shade that resonates with your soul.
Own your color choice
On your wedding day you deserve to look exactly the way you see yourself in your mind’s eye. If that includes wearing a colored wedding dress, that’s what you should do. Don’t let the thought of breaking the news that you won’t be gliding down the aisle in traditional white make you anxious. Your family and friends are coming to your wedding to show love and support. They want to see you looking and feeling your best. Tell them proudly that your dress is the one that makes you feel the most beautiful and they will all encourage your choice.
Let your personality shine
The choices of dress colors these days are spectacular. If you can dream it, someone can make it for you. The possibilities are amazing now that white isn’t the only designer option for wedding dresses. From pastels to bold and spicy shades, some of the most popular wedding dress colors include:
- Scarlet red
- Sapphire blue
- Pink icing
- Bubblegum pink
The double dress option
For some brides, the chance to wear not one but two beautiful dresses is simply too much to resist. When budget is not an issue and pleasing a conservative Grandma and the church is, you can consider walking down the aisle in white and having a separate reception dress that speaks to who you are. For some, this is the best way to reflect the formality of the ceremony before getting changed into the second option and cutting loose.
Even if you have been planning to go with a colored gown, you may find out that your favorite shade leaves you looking washed out or too flushed or some other way that you aren’t happy with. If you decide that you can’t wear your top color, consider adding it to your centerpieces and incorporating it with your décor. Be flexible to listening to what the bridal staff recommends as an alternative color and step out of your comfort zone. You will find the perfect shade to get married in.
White with an accent color
Last but certainly not least in the color discussion, many brides are choosing to accent their traditional white gowns with a bold pop of color. The possibilities are endless. You can add splashes of color with your shoes, hair accessories, belt, sash, purse, gloves, jacket, shawl, handwarmer and the list goes on. This can be an easy way to compromise when you want to add some color to your ceremony but still wear a traditional white gown.
Whether you feel drawn to a colored wedding dress or traditional white, you can be certain that you will find the dress of your dreams at New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh. Our selection of designer wedding dresses will give you the full range of choices you’ll want when you’re looking for “the one.” Come to NYB&G of Raleigh and find the perfectly detailed dress.