Is it appropriate to wear a colored wedding dress?  Before I give you my personal answer, here’s a traditional rhyme that talks about the wedding dress colors and their meaning:

Married in White, you have chosen right,
Married in Blue, your love will always be true,
Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl,
Married in Brown, you will live in town,
Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead,
Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow,
Married in Green, ashamed to be seen,
Married in Pink, your spirit will sink,
Married in Grey, you will go far away,
Married in Black, you will wish yourself back.

This rhyme may make you decide if you want to wear a colored dress or not.  Also, take into consideration that different ethnicities around the world have different interpretations of wedding dresses and its colors. 

White has been the accepted color for a wedding and this is because of Queen Victoria.  It’s been said that blue was the typical color for royalty but I also have read that silver is, too.  She apparently looked very lovely, pure, and innocent that women followed suit.

Below are the countries, wedding colors and what they represent and the meaning:


Yellow – to scare the evil eye

Green – color of plants and good luck


colors and patterns to represent their village

Israel & Jews

White – for spiritual purity and clarity

Blue – for mystical powers


Red – for joy and luck


White – Kimono with red lining which symbolizes happiness and new beginning.

Just because colors have their own meaning, doesn’t mean that you have to follow it.  That color doesn’t have to apply to you.  You create the meaning of that particular color to you and no one else.  What people think doesn’t matter.  As long as you can accept that, you can have whatever wedding dress color that you please.

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