This time I really got an interesting question to answer. And it’s not the first time when people want to know the answer of the same question. Since my childhood, I have seen people talking about this concept.
A white wedding dress comes under traditional formal or semi-formal. It originated from Great Britain before hundreds of years. Before this, red was the most popular color for red gowns, most probably due to the saying “Roses are red”, as per the rumors.
It is believed that on her wedding day, dated on Feb 10, 1840 Queen Victoria had worn a lacy white gown with an orange blossom wreath. This dress became a massive hit in 1890’s and after her, all women opted for wearing a white dress on their wedding. After few years, an eminent women’s magazine, The Godey’s lady book announced that white is the most fitting color.
Before this, people (even I) used to believe that Christians wear white because this color symbolizes purity or virginity. However, let me clear your doubts that Queen Victoria didn’t wear white for this reason. She liked white and hence, wore it.
The origin of white dresses for the bride dates back in Christianity. Part of the reason is because white symbolizes purity. Some may even argue that it symbolizes virginity. The bride and groom are united in a sacred bond of love and marriage which is one of the purest relations in the world.
This is symbolized by the bride wearing the traditional white. Another part of the reason is because certain iconic made the dress a trend. Queen Victoria, who wore a white lace dress in 1840 symbolized the dress and set a new trend for future brides to follow.