Wedding preparations will not be complete without the bride trying on different wedding dresses. The dress is a centerpiece of the wedding. The guests all want to see what the bride is wearing, what the style of the dress is and for celebrity weddings, who the designer of the gown is. The wedding dress makes the bride look more splendid. For the day where no one is more beautiful than the bride, the dress is as important and perhaps more vital than all the decorations put together.
The wedding is one of the most public events of any person’s life. Most of us have had or at least imagine having in the future weddings that are celebrated with our family and friends. This festive occasion is more special perhaps to the bride, who will be spending her last day as a single woman and who will drop her surname in favor of her future husband’s last name. This occasion marks a turning point in the lives of two people who are going to start a life together. Along with the vows and the cake, wedding dresses are among the most looked-forward parts of the wedding.
Made of many materials and of various styles, wedding dresses were originally
fashioned for royalties who are getting married. In cases of two countries being joined together in marriage, the gown of the bride will symbolize the prestige and wealth of her country. Costly fabrics like silk, velvet and textile, sewn with gold and silver were staples in a wedding dress. Rich colors were used to symbolize the capability of the country to invest in such expensive fabrics. Gems and precious stones were used to adorn the gown as well. In the following centuries, white has become a favorite color to symbolize the bride’s purity and virginity. Other popular colors were blue to symbolize loyalty and pink to represent womanhood. And even in the 20th century, royalty and celebrities still influenced the styles of wedding gowns worn by women around the world.
Fabrics may change and styles may vary but a wedding gown will still continue to be a tradition in this celebration of uniting two people in marriage. The wedding may take place in a place or worship, a garden or even a beach, but the wedding dress will continue to be a star of the occasion. With the evolution of wedding dresses, we can all look forward to more creative pieces that will make their marks in this gown’s rich history.