Here's something you may not have known: most brides actually do not wear a true white wedding dress! I was shocked when I first learned this years ago because it always seems like the big deal about your wedding dress is that it's one of the few times it is acceptable to wear an all-white dress. Not to mention the historical implications behind the color (which I won't bore you with at the moment because trust me, it is extensive). So if brides aren’t actually wearing white, then what color gown are they wearing?
The answer is ivory! Pretty much the color white's first cousin in the color world. Due to the skin color and personal preference of a majority of brides, ivory and white are the most common colors that brides choose between when it comes to their wedding gowns. You may be asking yourself: so then what is the difference between the two and how do I choose?
Let's start with traditional white. A gorgeous and luminescent color, which, like I mentioned before, isn't a gown color you get to wear every day. This color is a bright and a wonderful backdrop for any bride who would like to have some serious bling on their wedding dress. White is the classic and if it's what your heart yearns for, then I say go for it!
One of the main reasons that brides opt for ivory is because it is a soft hue of white that is complimentary to most skin tones. It also offers a certain warmth to it that stark white does not. Also, most people cannot even tell the difference between the two so if you won't tell, then my lips are sealed.
My best advice: try on both colors and see what work best for you. You never know until you try and make sure to get the color that makes YOU happy. Heck, you might choose to go a completely different route and get a blush or even a red dress, but that's a different blog for another day! I'm sure whatever you choose, you will look radiant on your special day.