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Meghan Markle, Priyanka Chopra and Serena Williams dazzle at the after party
History of the white dress[ edit ] A bride from the late 19th century wearing a black or dark coloured wedding dress Though Mary, Queen of Scots, wore a white wedding gown in when she married her first husband, Francis Dauphin of France, the tradition of a white wedding dress is commonly credited to Queen Victoria's choice to wear a white court dress at her wedding to Prince Albert in Royal brides before Victoria did not typically wear white, instead choosing "heavy brocaded gowns embroidered with white and silver thread," with red being a particularly popular colour in Western Europe more generally. As accounts of Victoria's wedding spread across the Atlantic and throughout Europe, elites followed her lead. After Queen Victoria's and Prince Albert's wedding, the color white resembled wealth and social status. In ancient Greece, white was the color of bridal joy, and brides not only wore white dresses and white flowers, but they also painted their bodies white. They were favored primarily as a way to show the world that the bride's family was so wealthy and so firmly part of the leisure class that the bride would choose an elaborate dress that could be ruined by any sort of work or spill. By the end of the 19th century the white dress was the garment of choice for elite brides on both sides of the Atlantic. As historian Vicky Howard writes, "[i]f a bride wore white in the nineteenth century, it was acceptable and likely that she wore her gown again". The traditional white wedding wasn't necessarily defined by the color of the dress only. The wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Victoria , to Prince Fredrick William of Prussia in also introduced choral music to the processional when standard practice had been to have music of any kind only during a party after the wedding ceremony. Today a whole industry surrounds the provision of such weddings. The full white wedding experience today typically requires the family to arrange for or purchase printed or engraved wedding invitations , musicians, decorations such as flowers or candles, clothes and flowers for bridesmaids , groomsmen , a flower girl , and a ring bearer. They may also add optional features, such as a guest book or commemorative wedding leaflets. It is common to have a celebration after the wedding ceremony, normally featuring a large white wedding cake. A subtle shift in the requirements for a wedding can be detected in the modern blurb for Emily Post 's Weddings "creating a wedding experience that demonstrates the bride and groom's commitment and uniqueness. Participants[ edit ] Traditional weddings require, in addition to the bride and groom , a marriage officiant , which is a minister, priest, rabbi, imam, or civil officer who is authorized to perform marriages. Typical white weddings also include a wedding party , which consists of some or all of the following: One or more friends or family members who assist the groom, usually men. The chief groomsman is called the best man , and is given a place of honor. A woman such as the sister of the groom is called an honor attendant. One or more friends or family members who support the bride. The chief bridesmaid may be called a maid of honor or matron of honor. A girl too young to be marriageable, but too old to be a flower girl, is called a junior bridesmaid. A young girl who scatters flowers in front of the bridal party. An attendant, often a young boy, who carries the wedding rings. Typically, these positions are filled by close friends of the bride and groom; being asked to serve in these capacities is seen as an honor, and typically entails some expense. The ceremony[ edit ] The bride and groom stand at the altar during the wedding ceremony, surrounded by the bridesmaids and groomsmen. When the guests arrive for a wedding, the ushers, if any, help the guests take their places. In a typical white wedding ceremony, which is derived primarily from the Anglican tradition, the bride and groom will stand side by side at the front of the church or other venue throughout most or all the ceremony. Consequently, some guests prefer to sit on the side closer to the person they know best. Typically, this means that the bride's family sits on the house left and the groom's family on house right. The front rows are generally reserved for close family members or friends. Some couples make a ceremony of having their grandparents, step-parents, and parents escorted to their seats immediately before the wedding procession begins. In other cases, these relatives form part of the wedding procession. Depending on the country, her age and situation, and her personal preferences, the bride may walk alone or be escorted by her father, both of her parents, one or more relatives she wishes to honor, or the groom. In Swedish white weddings, the bride and groom usually go down the aisle together. Whether the bride is the first or the last of the wedding party to enter the church varies by country. In the US, the bride is typically last, being preceded by the rest of the wedding party. In the UK, she leads the procession, followed by any bridesmaids , flower girls and page boys. Sometimes the groom is already present in the church; other times, he and any groomsmen form part of the procession. The music played during this procession is commonly called a wedding march , no matter what songs are played. If the wedding is part of a religious service, then technically the service begins after the arrival of the participants, commonly with a prayer, blessing, or ritual greeting. During the ceremony, each partner in the couple makes marriage vows to the other in front of the marriage officiant. The ceremony might include the singing of hymns or performance of a popular song , a Bible reading, or a poem. After the wedding ceremony itself ends, the bride, groom, officiant, and two witnesses generally go off to a side room to sign the wedding register in the United Kingdom or the state-issued marriage license in the United States. Without the signing of the register or the marriage license, the marriage is not legally recognized. Afterward, guests may cheer the departure of the couple from the church by throwing flower petals , confetti , birdseed , or rice over them. Miniature containers of bubbles are often provided to guest to blow at the couple instead of throwing the previously mentioned items.
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