In this day & age, the bride's white dress has been the showstopper to every wedding. Puffy skirt, or strapless, or gauzy train of fabric behind her, doesn't matter. But it's traditionally the universal color: white.
Most people have the misconception that white has always been the color a bride wore, to resemble her purity, as tradition held that the woman was to remain a virgin until marriage, despite the sexual history the freedom of masculinity offered the groom during those days.
Surprisingly enough, the white dress was never anywhere close to the universal norm for centuries until the Victorian Era. It had only become recent in the 1800s, when Queen Victoria wanted her wedding gown to consist of some silk that she had bought from Japan, which happened to be white. And of course, whatever the Queen was doing was the trend. This one happened to stick with us.
Queen Victoria's dress, consisting of white Japanese silk
Aside from the misconceived notion that "the bride wore white," she also wore red in Eastern culture, black in Scandinavia, and plenty of other colors. Typically, it was simply her best dress.
A Taiwanese bride adorned in red
So ladies, don't be afraid to rise above the social norm and allow yourself a color that better suits you. You could be so bold as Elle in Legally Blonde 2 and get married in hot pink, or baby pink, peach, whatever! I personally like the idea of a light red, or a shade of blue. Maybe a lovely grey? I don't know. I may just copy the Queen and settle for white. I think bringing back multiple colors for each individual bride would be neat!