Our neighbors to the north are bucking tradition when it comes to getting hitched. Canadian brides have realized that, in most cases, (to quote Miranda Hobbes from Sex and the City) "the jig is up" when it comes to the color of choice of "virgins" everywhere. Instead, brides are "opting for darker shades of ivory such as mocha, accents of color that may or may not match their bridesmaids' dresses and even bridal gowns in darker shades such as red, blue and eggplant." Muses Bettie Bradley of Today's Bride magazine: "In Victorian times, it was quite usual for a person simply to be married in their best dress and for the men to go back to work after the wedding." In other words: Even the prudish Victorians weren't retarded enough to think that the color of your wedding dress has any bearing on the kind of marriage you're going to have. [Reuters]


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@leMaldeTete: Haha! Well put. Yeah. Until you get down in th trenches, you never know quite what you'll do. Fortunately, I didn't turn into a raging Bridezilla... came close when my husband's family kept slapping food out of my hand the day before the wedding (literally) reminding me that I had to fit in a wedding dress the next day. Best part? I'm a size 6 and hypoglycemic: if I don't eat I pass out.

@lurkystars: Oh no: mean was the lady in the dress shop saying "Well, just SEE how it LOOKS with the veil. They put that thing on your head, you don't stand a chance...