What the Color of Your Wedding Dress Says About You


blush wedding gown

We know that certain colors tend to create different meanings, and that’s no exception in the world of wedding gowns. Red evokes a sense of passion and pink exudes youthful femininity. When you’re trying to create a sense of warmth and welcomed appeal in your home, you may go the traditional route by dipping your living room in dark neutrals or if you’re creating a sense of calmness you may decide to dress a bedroom in blue.

So, what happens when you want a bohemian wedding or a ceremony that hints at mysterious romance? Well, you start with the dress, of course.

If you’re wondering what the color of your wedding dress says about you, look no further than our cheat sheet below. We’ve taken all of the most popular bridal tones and expanded on their meanings, their messages, and what kind of vibes they dwell best in.

Wedding Dress Colors & Their Meanings

Blush

plush pink wedding gown

via

This dazzling and delicate pink has been consistently popular in the wedding scene for years. There’s something really romantic and pure about a bride that’s been dipped in blushing pinks.

And in present times, it’s nearly as traditional as going with a white or ivory gown. For those looking for a youthfully spirited and trendy event, this is the route to take when it comes to the ensemble.

Lavender

lilac wedding gown

via

Purple is the color of royalty and when it comes to a bridal look lavender is the shade to dress in. This soft, feminine color brings about a more womanly ethos than its blush counterpart. Those that lean towards this pastel shade tend to be quick-witted, fearless, and fun, which is a perfect way to describe an entire wedding day’s theme and decor.

Powder Blue

powder blue wedding gown

via

Blue tones are known for being some of the most calming of the entire color wheel. Associated with the water and sky, it’s also a very natural, organic shade that expresses well among all skin tones. Worn correctly, there’s a certain amount of femininity, loyalty, and confidence that it holds for the bride as well.

Red

red wedding gown

via

Passion, poise, and sex appeal, red is the boldest of the entire bunch. If you’re looking to bring mystery and power to your bridal look then this is the shade to dress the day in.

In fact, in many different cultures including Asian celebrations, red wedding gowns are some of the most popular and traditional with its symbolism being that of excitement and energy.

Gold

gold wedding gown

via

Glamorous in gold, our most extravagant of brides tend to shimmy into this sparkling, metallic shade. Formal events usually get this kind of shining makeover. But the shade itself is known for being brave, illuminating, and found to be sprinkled with some magic as well. If you’re looking for a fairy-tale style event, turn the tables a bit and find yourself a gold wedding gown.

Mint Green

mint green wedding gown

via

Green is another color that evokes a sense of serenity and peacefulness, similar to blue. But this shade has a bit more of nature’s touch involved. There’s natural ease surrounding these gowns and when it comes to mint a delicate charm as well.

Perfect for springtime affairs and ones that have a boho vibe attached, this choice can be such a gorgeous and surprising addition to the big day.

Black

black wedding gown

via

One of the least popular of the bunch is black. For a more formal, modern, and sophisticated of an event, we may see a bride rocking a black gown as she sashays down the aisle.

Dipped in this midnight shade, confident, strong women are who decides on one of these elegant designs. Think Sarah Jessica Parker who wore a black wedding gown, or those wanting to represent power, contemporary fashion, wealth, and an air of mystery.

 

Suggested Posts

'Walk Down the Aisle' Songs

Planning a vow renewal ceremony requires considering what music to play during the ceremony in addition to the reception. You haven’t been a bride for quite sometime, so it’s not exactly appropriate to play “Here Comes the Bride”! However, there’s plenty of other fantastic love songs to choose from when walking down the aisle. Take …

0 5.4k
Share

Get inspired and take a peek at some of the wonderful designs of Lulu’s Bridesmaids. They carry traditional flavors but also more unique gowns that can serve up some fashion-forward energy. Scroll through some of our favorites below!

0 3.7k
Share

Wedding trends are changing, and it’s no surprise that we’re seeing more and and more vows being exchanged throughout the autumn and winter seasons. From rustic, fall celebrations to glamorous, fairy-tale inspired winter weddings, it’s become quite the showcase. But that also means trends in gowns are changing to suit the needs of these cooler …

0 9.1k
Share

A vow renewal is a wonderful and fabulous (and super-fun) way to reaffirm your love and devotion for your partner, and vice versa. Since it is not a wedding ceremony, you may wonder how the heck you should word the event program. Don’t fret – it does not have to be complicated at all. In …

0 11.2k
Share
wedding budget

So you’ve decided to get married again: this hardly means you can’t have the ceremony and reception you want! Do whatever feels right to you, and if you’re aiming to remain budget-conscious, check out a few money-saving tips that still allow you to have the wedding you always dreamed of. This is especially true if the …

0 3.7k
Share

Let’s say your first wedding was an etiquette disaster for whatever reason. If you’re looking to avoid the same thing happening at your second wedding (and who wouldn’t), use the following etiquette guide “for dummies” to ensure a seamless event everyone in attendance will love. Guest List Determine how many guests you can invite to …

0 3.9k
Share