I'm not one of those girls who's dreamed of her wedding since kindergarten. Until recently, I never thought I'd get married at all, but now that it's happening, I have to actually answer questions like, "What's your theme going to be?" and "Will you be a June bride?" Of course, the question I get most often is, "What's your dress going to look like?" There is really only one kind of wedding dress- long, often poufy, usually strapless, and always white. But, I don't want to wear a white wedding dress (Mom, I hope you're not reading this.) When I tell people that I don't know what color I'll wear, they tell me that I'm sure to regret it- the wedding dress is, after all, one of the most significant fashion choices you can make. But I don't understand how we all concluded that white is the only option, which is a relatively new concept. Before Queen Victoria wore it to her own wedding (after which everyone followed suit), it was just another option like lavender or blue. Then somewhere along the line, it came to symbolize purity, and don't even get me started on how annoyed that makes me. It's not that I'm purposefully not wearing white- I just don't think it's the most flattering color in the world. Not to mention that I've never cared for looking like everyone else. Besides, I don't want to be someone I'm not on the day on which I should be most like myself (I never wear all white.) If it's really about symbolism, wouldn't it make better sense to wear green, the color of spring and new beginnings? Maybe if I'd been one of those little girls with a Wedding Barbie, I wouldn't be able to think of a wedding without the white dress. But since I wasn't, I don't see myself budging on this one. Tradition be damned, I'll wear whatever I please.
I'm not one of those girls who's dreamed of her wedding since kindergarten. Until recently, I never thought I'd get married at all, but now that it's