Wedding participants are the people who participate in the wedding ceremony. Depending on the religion, location and style of your wedding ceremony, individual people or group also plays their essential role in the ceremony. A woman’s weeding participant consists of those on her wedding party side and those on the grooms side is known to be the groom’s party.
Among the important participants in this kind of ceremony are the bride and the groom. It is also participated with marriage officiant, best man or woman, mother of the bride and the groom. This also includes the maid of honor, bridesmaid, groomsmen, and flower girls. Wedding ceremony is never complete without the presence of the wedding visitors and guests who share their precious time with the married couples, as they unite with each other.
Wedding dress is sometimes called as a wedding gown. This is clothing worn by the bride during the wedding ceremony. Style, color and even the ceremonial importance of the wedding dress depend on the culture and religion of the wedding participants.
In the western culture, it is common to see that most of the brides from the wealthy families wear their wedding dress with exclusive fabrics and rich colors. They are wearing bold colors, velvet, silk and layers of furs. The poorest bride wears the best church dress on their wedding day. The price and amount of material of the wedding dress reflects the social standing of the bride and the extent of their family’s wealth.
A white wedding dress became a famous option because of Queen Victoria. This is the dress she wears after getting married to Albert of Saxe Coburg. The official wedding photograph was published and may of the brides at that time opt for white. Today, most of the western wedding dresses reflect simplicity and meaningful personality.
Most of the wedding dresses in China, Pakistan, India and Vietnam are found in their red color for auspiciousness and good luck. Nowadays, most of the women choose other colors than red. In the modern Chinese wedding, they may choose to have any colour of wedding dress with a traditional wedding costume for a tea ceremony. In Taiwanese wedding, the bride actually chooses a red colored or white colored dress. Red wedding saris is also a garment choice for Indian culture brides. Japanese wedding also makes use of traditionally pure and white kimono for formal wedding ceremonies that symbolize maidenhood and purity. The Javanese people wear kebaya, a traditional type of blouse with batik. In the Philippines, different variations of baro’t saya are adapted as part of the white wedding ceremony.
Today, most of the wedding dresses in the market are sleeveless or strapless. This is because such dresses require less skill from its designer. This is even much easier to alter fitting for the bride. However, sleeved wedding gowns and wedding gowns with strap have become popular in the recent years. Many of the wedding dresses today are based on the older styles, Victorians and other styles.
No matter what kind of wedding ceremony you want to have and wedding dress you want to wear, all that it takes is commitment to your partner. It doesn’t matter what your culture and tradition is, as long as you are showing a true commitment to each other. Expect that your wedding ceremony will be at its best!