Red is a festive color and often associated with hearts and love, so it makes sense to wear a red wedding dress on your big day. It is actually a traditional path for the bride to wear red in other countries like China and Taiwan. In China for example, red symbolizes joy and good fortune. As such, red wedding dresses always become the first choice for the bride. Don’t think of it as bucking American traditions, think of it as embracing other cultures! If you still can’t get mom on board, go with a red sash for the reception and replace the veil with a hot red feather in your hair!