In the history of costume, the wedding dress not only has a history all its own, but it has taken on a kind of "rock star" status. These favored garments--often carefully preserved as a family heirloom, sometimes passed down from generation to generation along with mementoes of the bride and her wedding day--have also been the subject of glossy, image-filled books, scholarly studies and museum exhibitions, extending their rather noble bearing.
With weddings becoming more culturally diverse, it's up to couples to pass along a little tradition from their individual families to create traditions of their own all without compromising style. Culture plays a large part in today's wedding, and many brides may find it to be difficult to pay homage to their culture, especially if their significant other comes from a different background.
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