Tradition states that the bride should be wearing a white dress for a wedding. In fact, many women still feel that they should wear white and they love it that way. They wouldn’t be able to dream of any wedding other than one with them wearing a white dress.
However, times have changed. Wedding dresses are no longer limited to the color white. When you look up known designers and their wedding dresses on the ramp or in their store, you can see a whole range of dresses in different colors.
What if you just can’t see yourself wearing a white wedding gown? What if you prefer something else, a wedding gown that’s of another color? What do you do? You say yes, of course!
You have to let it sink in to your system that you’re not going to wear that white wedding dress. It’s you that’s going to be wearing THE wedding dress, no one else, so you have to settle with yourself whether it’s okay for you not to be seen walking down the aisle in a white gown. Once settled, you can go to the next step.
Inform. Yes, inform your groom, parents, and close family and friends that you’re going to skip the whole white wedding gown. Of course, if you want to take them all by surprise, you can keep this thing to yourself. Besides, it’s your wedding, not theirs.
Coordinate with your entourage’s gowns. White stands out from any crowd, so whatever dress your entourage is going to be wearing, you’re going to be standing out. However, with a colored gown, there’s a slight chance that you’re going to mix right in and you don’t want that. You want to be the sole star of your wedding, you and your groom, not you, your groom, and your entourage.
So, when picking a color for your gown, choose another color of the same spectrum for your bridesmaids and maid of honor. This way, you can still stand out of the crowd and they’ll still look beautiful as well.
Own that gown! When you finally have to walk down the aisle, you’re going to see surprised faces, especially when they don’t see you with a white colored gown on. Rather than be self-conscious, you need to ooze confidence!
When you walk down that aisle, you’ve got to look like you love every moment of it, regardless of their stares and possible whispers. Besides, they’re going to get over it anyway.
Note: Once you walk down that aisle, you’ll be zeroing in on your groom waiting at the altar, so don’t worry about the crowd’s reactions.
Decide whether you’re going to go all out or take it one step at a time. You’ll have plenty of time to try on wedding gowns. So, try on ones in full bold colors, or ones that are white with little touches of colors. You can even try on muted gowns, such as a soft pink, a light gold or silver, or an off white dress.
When you find one that you like, then you’re one step closer to your wedding day!