The bride is typically supposed to be the center of everyone's attention during a wedding, and her dress is supposed to make people gasp and talk in a good way.
So what did people think when Celine Dion wore this Mirella and Steve Gentile gown when she wed her manager René Angélil in 1994?
They thought it looked like a bathrobe and talked trash, and yet nobody was surprised when Pamela Anderson wore nothing but a bikini while she got hitched to Kid Rock aboard a yacht back in 2006.
Sadly, the wedding dresses worn by the rich and famous get more attention when they're cool and unusual than when they're traditional or trashy, which is why Emma Thompson's dress got so much press back in 1989.
But if unique, unusual and simply fabulous was good enough for someone with as much marriage experience as Elizabeth Taylor then why would any bride want to walk down the aisle in a boring white wedding gown?