according to wikipedia, Queen Victoria chose white not because it symbolized purity, but because she wanted to show her people that she would run the country in an economical way. White was a much less expensive color to make than the colors typically popular for wedding dresses at the time (red, black, and purple). Plus, it gave her the option of using some lace that she already owned, rather than having something specially made.
Supposedly When Queen Victoria got married she wore white to symbolize purity. From then on, wearing a white wedding dress caught on and became a tridition. I guess, long ago the tridition was to wear your best looking dress, it had nothing to do with color or style. I dont think wearing white is really as popular anymore.
I want to know how the hell that told people she'd run the country well. Was it because the dress was cheaper so she was saying, look I have money, but I wear a cheap dress beacuse i'm going to keep every economical choice I make a cheap one that wont cost my people? How can you say THAT much with a dress color?
Women long ago used to wear brightly colored dresses when they eloped. First to wear the white wedding dress was Queen Victoria. Back then that was strange. Women did continue to wear colored wedding dresses after but soon the white became popular; also for the reason it symbolized purity.
Queen Victoria chose white not because it symbolized purity, but because she wanted to show her people that she would run the country in an economical way. hope this helps :)
because white fabric was not dyed and very cheap? People at the time wore very expensive brocade dresses, while white was very inexpensive at the time...
*tradition. What the hell? I know how to spell tradition, why was I...? Wow. :D