Does a white wedding dress symbolize virginity?
A large, traditional wedding with the bride outfitted in a princess-style white wedding gown became a symbol of the American dream. From WWII through the end of the 20th century, the white gown symbolized prosperity, virginity and a lifetime commitment to one person. For most people today, those meanings are gone.
When did white wedding dresses become the norm?
The first recorded person to wear a white wedding dress was Princess Philippa of England all the way back in 1406. Since then, the white wedding dress style remained dormant until 1558, when Mary Queen of Scots wore it at her marriage ceremony.
Why do Christians kiss at weddings?
It is a Western custom for a newly married couple to exchange a kiss at the conclusion of their wedding ceremony. Some Christians hold the belief that the kiss symbolizes the exchange of souls between the bride and the groom, fulfilling the scripture that “the two shall become one flesh”.
What color dress does a bride wear?
Since the middle of the 20th century, most Western wedding dresses are usually white, though “wedding white” includes “Off-white” such as ivory, beige and cream. However, white is not the universal color of wedding dresses. In Mexico, for example, red is a popular color.