A bride is a woman or a girl who is about to get married or has just married and become a newly wed. The person who they are marrying are often known as a bridegroom, someone who comes, marries the bride and takes her to his home away from her parents.
A bride after getting married starts to live with the bridegroom in his home with his family or alone if the guy lives independently. A bride when walks down the isle, is often accompanied by a few bridesmaids who come and offer support.
This happens mostly in the west. In the east we often see friends and lots of family members of the girl coming along with the girl to show her their support. Mostly the brothers or cousins come around with flowers or other means around the bride here in the east.
Marriage is a special thing and so it is highly important that you dress well. Clothes are always the most important thing for a Bride in a marriage. A bride in North America and Europe wears a full white dress or a gown along with a veil.
This is a standard dressing across these two continents and every marriage you will find the bride covered in a beautiful white dress. This is a tradition that was once started by a Royal Queen and since then it has been followed by everyone around.
Things are slightly different around in the East, specially Asian countries where white is seen as a color of mourning and death. A woman wears white clothes when her husband or someone in the family has passed away. It is a sign of mourning, the white color. So a completely opposite tradition to what is followed in the west.
Here in Asian countries, brides wear any type of dress they feel like and color is not a problem. They just cannot wear white or black and all the rest of the colors are totally fine. Majority of the girls like to wear something like a blue, navy, red or purple color dress as they look magnificent in such colors.
Each culture will have something unique that happens only in their culture. If you happen to visit India, there are many different culture prevalent there and each one will have something unique to do in a wedding. You will often hear things like “This does not happen in our culture”, “This happens differently in our culture” and so on.
So Marriage is a special function and everyone has their own way of doing it. Being a Bride, she has to follow two customs, one of their culture and one of the bridegroom’s. Welcome to the life of a bride.
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