Five Wedding Gown Colors and Their Corresponding Meanings
“Married in White, you have chosen right,
Married in Grey, you will go far away,
Married in Black, you will yourself back,
Married in Red, you will yourself dead,
Married in Green, ashamed to be seen,
Married in Blue, you will always be true,
Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl,
Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow,
Married in Brown, you will live in the town,
Married in Pink, your spirit will sink.”
-The Book of Love by K.C. Jones
Whoever came up with this poetry certainly has a clever knack for stringing rhythm and words together, but although K.C. Jones seems to insinuate the various implications there would be in wearing a wedding gown color of your choice, this does not necessarily mean that they all hold true.
A white wedding gown, although traditionally utilized by brides since time immemorial, has become a rather antiquated option and for some…an obsolete and safe choice.
Wearing a nonconformist color would not only signify a bride’s wish to be different but her desire to break away from the usual as well. Though only a handful of modern brides would dare take this bold move, wearing a gown other than the conventional white on your wedding venue and day would make a very , if not, powerful statement.
So, what are other colors brides-to-be could don on the biggest day of their lives? Well, here are five more colors a bride can choose for her wedding day and their corresponding meanings.
1.) Ivory– For brides-to-be who would a different take on their wedding gowns without making so much of a bold statement, this “off-white” alternative is a worthy compromise. It is as close to being traditional as you can get without being too much of a conformist to the usual white wedding gown. You may want to be careful with this color though as it is associated with tainted innocence. Regardless, modern brides would still opt for this color as it flatters them better.
2.) Black– Classic, timeless, stylish and sophisticated, black is a color that flatters just about anyone who would wear it. It is a stunningly gorgeous color without being flamboyant and brides who would choose this color may want to cloak themselves in a veil of mystery. Though a very dignified and powerful color, it can also signify suppressed desires which may imply inner longings.
3.) Silver– Glamorous, elegant and sleek, a silver gown can create a serene and soothing effect. Apart from that, silver would also aid speech and public speaking. It would also enhance patience and perseverance. Silver is a color that personifies responsibility and organization. In essence, it represents a distinguished character and would signify earth and nature.
4.) Gold– Gold is a color that represents extravagance, affluence and is also indicative of good health. Additionally, it represents relaxation and the enjoyment of good life and can represent brightness and cheerfulness. Though similar to yellow in some aspects, it can be a somber and traditional alternative. Brides who choose this color tend to be opulent, but wise and powerful.
5.) Grey– A less stellar alternative to silver, grey is a color that symbolizes caution and compromise. It is also a color that fosters maturity, security, and a neutral, non-invasive feeling. Grey is the perfect color for personalities who are seeking peace, composure and a willingness to comply. A word of caution, though, donning grey on your wedding can signify you trying to suppress your personality.
Abbeygail is a freelance writer and blogger for Hizon’s. It is a top catering company in Manila that caters to any type of events. She also loves to explore different places here in the Philippines.