The Fascinating Stories Behind These 12 Wedding Traditions

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Wearing a white wedding dress

White is definitely the most popular color choice when it comes to wedding dresses in the Western world. But did you know that this is only a fairly recent tradition? During the royal wedding of Britain’s Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840, Victoria decided to wear a light-colored saying gown.

She looked so beautiful, that many brides wanted to resemble her and her dress, including the hue, which was considered to symbolize purity and virginity in Victorian culture. Even if her dress looked white in some of the illustrations from those times, in reality, it was champagne.

However, white became the exclusive color for the bride, and up to this day, etiquette recommends that other guests avoid wearing the same shade as the bride.

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