I won't lie. I am like a lot of women (and some men too!) who have imagined their wedding days since they were small children. Your wedding day is meant to be the happiest day of your life. You wear a beautiful white dress, you promise to love your honey forever and seal that promise with a kiss, and then after smushing cake in each other's faces, you dance your socks off! But through the course of being an expert bridesmaid and helping my girlfriends plan their special days, as well as spending a crazy amount of time planning Sam's and my special day, I have come to realize that there is no correct way to have a wedding and that every couple has the right to plan a wedding day that is personal.
Yes, its tradition in modern, Western cultures to wear white on one's wedding day. Its obvious when you look at any wedding magazine, blogs, and bridal shops. But Google would have you know that white wedding dresses didn't become popular until after the Victorian era, when women married in any color and the dresses were meant to be worn again. White dresses, in our society, are typically believed to be symbolic of purity, but in fact, blue, not white, was the symbol of purity in the Middle Ages and is where the phrase "something blue" originated. With that in mind, I have one thing to say - Suck it, evil, self-proclaimed traditional bride!
Images are from Etsy Sellers: AwesomeToppers, Goose Grease, and SugarRushCakes