A wedding dress or bridal gown is the dress worn by the bride during a wedding ceremony. The color, style and ceremonial importance of the gown can depend on the religion and culture of the wedding participants. Many weddings are religious events. Therefore, the influence of religion is significant. The "white wedding" in Europe and the United States, which has become mainstream worldwide, is deeply related to Christianity values.
In Western cultures and Anglo-Saxon cultural spheres, the wedding dress is most commonly white, a fashion made popular by Queen Victoria when she married in 1840. White is a color of purity in the Christian faith and is meant to represent the bride’s, pure heart. Of those dresses, brides often wear veils, and often wear long white gloves with sleeveless or strapless dresses.
In Eastern cultures, brides often choose red to symbolize auspiciousness.