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Do you Really have to Wear White to your Black Wedding Dress?

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Your wedding day is one of the most memorable and special days of your life, you may have visions of what it will look like complete with beautiful flowing dresses and elaborate flowers, but what happens when a traditional wedding and the white dress does not fit your idea of the ideal wedding. Many women feel they must stick with tradition even when some of those traditions simply do not fit their tastes and what they really want for their weddings. If you do not want white for instance why not find a blue, pink, red or even black wedding dress.

Yes, you can find a wide assortment of different colored dresses, including the black wedding dress, which offers a modern look and sophistication that an all washed out white wedding cannot offer. Most often women will opt for a black and white wedding which bring in stark contrasts and offer balance in colors that white alone cannot offer. Wearing a white gown is a fashion started by Queen Victoria and was not even dreamed of before then when a variety of colors were used before that time.

So now that you know that the tradition of wearing white is not as old as you once thought it was, you can feel free to choose whatever color you want. Keep in mind that even the black wedding dress was at one time in fashion in Finland, as close as the 1800’s and vintage black wedding gowns could be had up till the last 50 years or so if you knew where to look.

Choose the color that fits you the best, if you would prefer a blue gown because you are blond and of light complexion, then that is the color you should wear, if pink is your favorite color then it is a lovely color for a wedding. Light shades of green are a wonderful color for a spring wedding and a black and white wedding is considered modern at any time but especially nice for a winter wedding.

There is nothing wrong with a white wedding if you are a traditionalist and you dream of a white gown, but keep in mind that many designers are making exquisite gowns in a variety of colors and you no longer have to limit yourself to white unless you really want to. A black wedding dress can look stylish and elegant and offer you a dress that is perfect for you and your coloring, as well as give you plenty of options for your wedding theme.

Picking Out Your Wedding Gown: What You Need to Know

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Marriage is a one-time, lifetime event. Therefore, there isn’t much leeway to practice or make mistakes. So, to make the bride’s walk down the aisle perfect and unforgettable, one must take great steps to guarantee that everything is done correctly, down to every little feature on the wedding dress.

The Dress Comes First
Although it may go both ways, the theme of your dress should complement your wedding theme. Some couples choose a theme before picking a gown, and then, they make the gown complement the theme they have selected. But for some folks, the selection of gown comes first, and the theme of the wedding follows the theme of the gown.  If the gown that catches the bride’s fancy is beaded and formal, then the wedding should be more formal. If the bride chooses a less formal dress, then the wedding should be less formal.

Don’t Overwhelm Yourself with Choices

Yes, it may be enticing to try on every wedding dress that you come across. But what if you find yourself submerged under a pile of 30 or more wedding gowns you think you really like and aren’t able to make a decision? That sort of situation will prove to be stressful – not to mention quite a time- consuming.
To get out of this, try rendering decisions in stages. You could try a “contest” style way of picking a wedding gown. This works by voting off the one you like the least and them re-assessing the wedding gowns that are left.

Another technique is trying on a number of gowns (say 5) and then picking two you like the best. These will be compared with 5 new gowns. Continue this way until you get your perfect wedding gown.

It may become tempting to say to doubt your choice in your wedding gown. Try to make sure you make your final decision among a number of gowns (5 is good). If you end up with too many to select from, you may get overwhelmed and end up selecting a mediocre gown or picking the perfect gown but constantly questioning yourself regarding whether you made the right decision or not.