Wedding History

Article Highlight: History of Western Weddings

Throughout Western history, marriage has existed as an important social contract and cultural event. However, weddings and the institution of marriage have changed dramatically since ancient times. In fact, the… Keep reading »

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While most couples enjoy planning their wedding, a lot of them don't really know much about wedding history. Why do most brides wear a white wedding dress? Why are favors handed out at weddings? How did the bridal party come about? Here at LoveToKnowWeddings you'll find the answers to these and other burning questions.

History of the Wedding Dress

Did you know that brides haven't always worn white? Bold colors have played an important role in bridal fashion in years past. The turn of the century, however, saw the arrival of white as the most popular wedding dress color. For more great facts like these, read our article on wedding dress history.

Wedding Accessories and Favors

Economics and world issues had a direct affect on how a woman dressed for her wedding during certain periods in history. Lavish, expensive dresses were almost out of the question for many war brides. Today, personal preference still prevails, and while many women still choose traditional white dresses for their weddings along with traditional favors, flowers, and accessories, others want to stand out and veer away from tradition. Wedding accessories and favors also tend to run the gamut from traditional to unusual. Check out our articles on wedding flower history and wedding favor history for more interesting facts.

History of Wedding Rings

Finally, don't forget to read up on just how the wedding ring tradition began in our article on wedding ring history.

Wedding History