Black wedding dresses are perfect if you're someone who likes to defy convention, stand out from the crowd and maybe even go against the grain a little.
Some brides might balk at the idea of such a bold colour choice but it’s not as new or as controversial an idea as you might think.
Today’s trend for white or ivory coloured wedding dresses was started by Queen Victoria when she married Prince Albert in 1840. Before this time brides had worn blue, red, yellow as well as more practical colours like grey and black. Unlike today, when wedding dresses are usually worn only once, back then brides were expected to get a bit more value for their money! So black made perfect sense!
While Vera Wang may be out of reach for many brides, fear not! When buying traditional wedding dresses you are restricted to bridal shops and suppliers. If you’re after a black dress for your wedding then you'll have plenty of options. As well as the high-street option, consider online suppliers (both wedding and mainstream).
If you don’t find what you’re after why not try the made to measure option? If you have an idea in mind for your perfect black wedding dress, why not find a good dress maker who can create it for you? Then getting a black wedding veil online should be easy and check out my article on black wedding invitations to complete the theme.
So if you fancy daring to be different on your wedding day, give black wedding dresses a thought you could even extend your theme to you invites by having black invitations!