Introducing: Tall Tale Tuesdays! Every Tuesday I will be talking about wedding myths or superstitions…. and why it’s ridiculous. Starting today! (I know it’s Wednesday, bear with me. The event industry can be busy and it is still wedding season.)  

So without further ado, I present the first ever (belated) Tall Tale Tuesday! Since this is the first post I will be doing a double whammy myth and superstition: “The Wedding Dress Has to be White.” 

Verducci Event Productions
It’s hard to tell from the photo but Michelle’s wedding dress is actually a soft pink



The idea of being forced into a white dress for your wedding is so steeped in tradition, that it has a rhyme: 

Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead,

Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow,

Married in Green, ashamed to be seen,

Married in Pink, your spirit will sink,

Married in Grey, you will go far away,

Married in Black, you will wish yourself back

O.K. brides, time for some real talk. This is your day. If you want that classic white dress because that has been your vision and dream for forever then go for it! But if white is not for you, then there is no reason why you should not be able to express yourself !  And frankly a red wedding dress is not only traditional, but is said to bring good luck in countries like China, India, Pakistan and Vietnam.



I have seen beautiful wedding dresses in all different colors. Purple, black, blue, pink – express yourself! This is your wedding day and you get to be you. Or if you would like to add some color but want to keep the white dress add a colored sash, cardigan, or hair piece! 

Or maybe the dress is the part that doesn’t do it for you.  Who says you can’t wear an elegant pants suit or skirt?  


Heard any other wedding Tall Tales? Any specific topics you would like me to write about? Questions you would like answered? 

Email me at anthony@wearevep.com