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Colors of the Wedding Dress Rainbow: Find Out What You Know

I went to a wedding a couple of weeks ago and the bride did not wear white. Her choice had nothing to do with her virginity. Her family's from Afghanistan, so she chose to wear a rich, green traditional outfit. In America today it might be unusual to see a bride wearing something colorful, but a white dress did not become popular until Queen Victoria wore one to her wedding in 1840. Can you can guess what colors brides around the world traditionally wear?

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Colors of the Wedding Dress Rainbow: Find Out What You Know

Prior to the Victorian era, what color was particularly popular in Scandinavia?

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jazzytummy jazzytummy 5 years
I would personally save black for the divorce.
moose-juice moose-juice 5 years
Oddly enough, white didn't become a popular color because it represented purity. It was popular because it was so impractical. It was a status thing. You had to be rather rich to afford a dress you would only be able to wear once or twice before you inevitably spilled something on it. The 'white for purity' reasoning came about after white was already popular.
AlyCarolina AlyCarolina 6 years
3/4 not that bad i would say
AlyCarolina AlyCarolina 6 years
3/4 not that bad i would say
pharm_chick pharm_chick 6 years
i wanted a super traditional wedding so i wore a deep maroon.. sigh it was such a gorgeous dress!
nancita nancita 6 years
Lauren, that's cool! I think everyone should wear the color that looks best on them. Obviously white is a very recent and western phenomenon.
lauren lauren 6 years
My grandmother is Norwegian and she did wear a black dress for her wedding many moons ago!
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
ah yes, fair queen victorian :P
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
0/4... fascinating quiz though!
Lyv Lyv 6 years
Wow, 4 out of 4. I guessed each one. lol
bengalspice bengalspice 6 years
Not wearing traditional red for my wedding was the biggest hurdle in finding a dress. Everything I looked at was red and/or green.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
you COULD just wear a LBD for your wedding if you really wanted, but i really wouldn't want to
skigurl skigurl 6 years
you COULD just wear a LBD for your wedding if you really wanted, but i really wouldn't want to
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