Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fact of the Day: White Wedding Dress

A white wedding dress is typical for most brides in the Western world, but the tradition didn't start until about 1840 when Queen Victoria was married in a white wedding dress. Before then many colors could been have been worn, or the bride would wear her best dress. It wasn't until later that Christians would attach the tradition of a white wedding dress with the concept of innocence and purity. 

19 comments:

  1. Interesting and I hadn't even thought about who began the tradition.

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  2. That's an interesting fact indeed. Nice.

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  3. I didn't know that! Very interesting.

    -Kati

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  4. Never even thought about this one. Figures religion would get in on the act

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  5. ohhhh, so that's where it all started! nice to know, it's always been a mystery to me. I thought white wedding dresses have been a tradition since the start of time.

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  6. I didn't know this...have wondered how it all started.

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  7. It figures that Queen Victoria was at the bottom of all this!

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  8. Interesting! Thanks for sharing

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  9. I didn't know how it began. This is quite interesting.

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  10. I didn't go with white. Boooorrrrrring.

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  11. Wonderful post :)
    Have a great week !

    http://www.itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love this. Look beautiful Adam!!

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  13. I love this. Look beautiful Adam!!

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  14. I knew this about Victoria. Interesting fact.

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  15. I hardly doubt it was old Vicks who started it, many people have this custom for hundreds and hundreds of years.

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  16. I wore a pair of corduroys to my shotgun wedding.

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  17. And she did indeed have a very elaborate beautiful white wedding gown.

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