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Wedding party attire 

Wedding attire is dependent upon a variety of things, type of wedding, location, time of year, budget, tastes, etc. Many old traditions have given way to doing what the bride wants. Even if you may not be able to afford a lavish, very formal wedding, but you have always dreamed of a dress with a cathedral length train, you can still wear one if the ceremony site has enough space. A cathedral length train can be very awkward in a small house where the train takes up all the space for attendants, and decorations.

The wearing of white should not be considered a statement of purity or virginity. Indeed, at one time, it was a statement that the bride came with no incumbrance - debt free. The bride usually wears white or ivory, depending on which color suits her best, but recently pastel colors are becoming popular among some brides. Remember traditions are not written in stone, and you can make your own decisions. For those persons who feel nothing traditional can be changed, remind them that traditionally the bride wore a corset, and button up shoes...times change.

The bride's family usually pays for the bride's gown and accessories, and the groom's family pays for his attire. In some areas, the bride's family also pays for all bridesmaid's attire and the groom's family for all groomsmen's attire (check local customs).

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