The Fascinating Stories Behind These 12 Wedding Traditions

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Wearing a red wedding dress

Well, in many Eastern countries, such as China, red symbolizes wealth and good fortune, which makes it the perfect color for brides. The earliest mention of such a red-toned wedding dress comes from the Chinese myth of Panhu, a dog-dragon God who became human in order to marry a princess.

As part of the wedding, he gifted his wife an opulent and colored “phoenix dress”. But centuries later, various Chinese brides still preferred wearing sleek red phoenix dresses. Many Eastern brides would also have a pre-wedding photo shoot for which they would wear a white, Western-style gown. Other cultures might have different wedding dress colors, covering the whole rainbow.

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