She’s so right. The truth about the white wedding dress dates back to Queen Victoria. Before she decided to wear a white gown with and 18ft train, with orange blossoms, white was considered a color of mourning. White was also really hard to clean so people didn’t really wear it–only the “well-off” could afford to do so. Therefore, after Queen Victoria white wedding dresses became a status symbol. Beforehand, colorful wedding dresses were the norm.