The marriages could be a union between two families, two companies or even two countries. One thus expected that with married get dressed to some extent which moulded their families in the most favorable light, because they did not represent only themselves during the ceremony. The bride of social high being held often carried rich colors and expensive fabrics. She was common to see of such bride carrying colors and layers of furs, velvet and of silk. The bride of a social being held inferior often copied the elegant models of married richer because the best they could.
Today, the Western dresses of marriage are usually white, although phony marriage included the creamy nuances such as the egg shell, the unbleached one and the ivory. One of the first women to carry the white to its marriage was queen of Mary of the Scot, when she married Franois II of France. However, the white was not then a tradition but rather a choice and that considered not very favourable, since the white was the official color of mourning in France then
The white did not become a popular option until 1840, after the marriage of the Victoria Queen in Albert of Saxony-Cobourg. Victoria had used a white dress for the event in order to incorporate a certain lace which it had. The official photography of portrait of marriage was largely published, and much the other pengantin chose a similar dress in the honor of the queen of the 'choice of S.  the tradition continues today in the form of phony marriage, however before the era victorienne, a bride was married in any color except black (the color of mourning) or the red (which were connected to the prostitutes). However, in Finland during the 19th century, it was popular so that the pengantin carries sunk colors, blacken particularly.  Later, much of people supposed that the white of color was designed to symbolize virginity, although it was not the original intention. (It was the blue of color which was connected to the purity.) Today, the white dress is included/understood simply like the most traditional choice and most popular for marriages, not necessarily a report/ratio of virginity.