Wedding Traditions: The DRESS

Have you ever wondered where the origin of the bride's wedding dress came about? 

Photo By  Mint Photography

The tradition of the bride wearing a white dress for her wedding has actually been around for centuries dating back to the Victorian Era.  It all started in 1840 when Queen Victoria of England wore a white lace gown on her wedding day. 

 

 

During the time Queen Victoria had her wedding the color white symbolized wealth not purity like most might think. The color of purity at that time was actually... blue. In fact, many brides back then wore blue wedding dresses because of that reason.

 

Photo by  Iliasis Muniz

Photo by Iliasis Muniz

Once women of elevated social status all over Europe and America began wearing white wedding dresses too, then the color white was thought to be the most fitting hue for a bride. And soon white was an emblem of the purity and innocence.

The style and trends have changed but the tradition of the bride wearing a white dress is still alive today!

Things That Happen at Weddings & How a Wedding Planner Can Help

As a wedding planner, I could give you lots of reasons as to why to hire a wedding planner.  So, I'll just give you a few:

  • Groom's cake disaster
After sitting for a few hours, the cake just started falling apart....

After sitting for a few hours, the cake just started falling apart....

After cake surgery...

After cake surgery...

We also have done the following and saved the day...

  • fixed boutonnieres
  • made bouquets from extra flowers
  • fixed wedding cakes
  • pinned broken bustles
  • sewed broken bustles
  • stood in for MC for DJ
  • handed out band aids, scissors, hair clips, paper clips, safety pins, tape, kleenex, nail clippers, pens, crazy glue and more to wedding guests, wedding party, and vendors
  • put on brides shoes
  • hold up wedding dress so bride can go potty
  • act as security when needed (our least favorite)
  • supply cake knife and server when forgotten
  • supply votive candles when forgotten
  • supply reserved signs when forgotten
  • supply last minute DJ when DJ friend of bridesmaid didn't show up 
  • tie on old-fashioned bow ties (the ones WITHOUT the clips)
  • step in as bar back, step in as bartender, served wine and or champagne
  • act as banquet manager
  • make plates in back of kitchen
  • drain ice sculpture bucket
  • clean up/pick up rose petals off ground/dance floor/church aisle

The list can LITERALLY go on and on.....so if you are on the fence as to whether or not to hire a planner, maybe some of these just gave you the push you needed.  : )