White dress in Russia has become a fixture of the wedding only in the 19th century. White color in Russia symbolized holiness and spirituality, so the bride wore a wedding colorful folk costumes, embroider their own for several years. Wedding attire noblewoman and peasant differed quality fabrics and embroidery, elements of which were as a rule, flowers, leaves, berries and birds, symbolizing good. At a bachelorette party for a wedding, a feast for himself and on the second day of the wedding the bride should wear each time a new outfit.
Intended for a bachelorette party best sundress or skirt shirt bright color. Wedding shirts had a very long sleeve, because there was a belief that the bride and groom should not come into contact with bare hands. At the head of the bride wore a "beauty" - bandage with sewn to her multi-colored ribbons, which after the wedding darilas best friend's younger sister or groom. At the wedding the bride wore a special outfit is red, which symbolizes happiness in Russia, and on the second day of the wedding - the new wedding dress, the best one available. As a rule, it was a dress is ornamented with embroidery. Already a married woman, the bride tied at the waist and a sash to wear a hat, say goodbye to girlish braids.
In the 11-14 centuries. Russian bride adorned head wreath and later kokoshnik red. In the 15th century the noble bride wedding dresses, made of brocade, decorated with pearls and framed fur often reach a weight of 15 kg. Until the 18th century tradition of marrying in sarafan and headdress survived, and only changed the color kokoshnik - he could be not only red. Since the beginning of the 18th century, when Peter the Great, was the wedding dress look like the European model.