It’s only for fairies.
Irish born, London based professional storyteller Olivia Armstrong writes:
Before Queen Victoria insisted on a white wedding dress in 1840, the custom had been for brides to wear bright, colourful dresses that could be worn again – but never green.
Green was the fairies’ colour and to wear it could bring devastation to the bride…
It persists. I once proposed wearing green to a relative’s wedding and was firmly shut down by my Nan. She also objects to dressing newborns in green & has a blanket ban on wearing green in May (it’s the fairies’ month, and wearing their colour is ill advised!). #FolkloreThursday
— Rachael Barnwell (@missbarnwell) February 13, 2020