by Caitlin Van Horn
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From wearing a wedding veil and a white wedding gown, to asking your best friends to be your bridesmaids and tossing your garter, your wedding day is steeped in tradition. But sometimes the origins of those traditions are absolutely bananas (demons! witches! unruly wedding guests!). Check out a few of our favorites-and never look at a wedding ceremony the same way again!
Tradition: Wearing a White Wedding Dress
Modern brides might describe their wedding dress as "cream" or "ivory," but in most cases, it's some variation on white. While colorful wedding gowns-blush, pink, ombre and even black-have definitely been called out as en emerging trend, traditional brides have stayed true to the color white ever since Queen Victoria wed Prince Albert in 1840. Before that, according to Hanne Blank, author of Virgin, the Untouched History, most brides wore whatever was nicest piece of clothing in theirRead More »from Four Wedding Traditions, from the Garter Toss to the Color of Your Gown, Explained