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Basic Trope: A woman's wedding dress becomes stained with blood, showing something awful happened at a wedding.

  • Straight: When Alice is getting married, the groom Bob is shot, splattering Alice's dress in his blood.
  • Exaggerated: Alice is absolutely deluged by blood. Her dress looks like a red dress.
  • Downplayed: Bob is injured, resulting in just a little blood being spilled on her wedding dress.
  • Justified: This could easily happen in real life.
  • Inverted:
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    • Alice is a vampire, and decorated her dress with blood. She is horrified when the blood is removed from her wedding dress.
    • Alice is dressed in a red wedding dress. When Bob gets shot, it turns out that he's a Human Alien with white-ish blood, and her dress gets splattered by the white substance.
  • Subverted: It turns out the man who shot Bob missed and shot a wine bottle. Alice is covered in wine.
  • Gender Inverted: Bob's bride is murdered, and his white tuxedo is splattered with her blood.
  • Double Subverted: ... And then he shoots Bob again and covers Alice in blood.
  • Parodied: Alice rushes out of the church with her blood-stained dress... And when she comes home, it turns out that her period started in the middle of the wedding and she forgot to bring any pads or tampons.
  • Zig-Zagged: ???
  • Averted: No wedding dress is covered in blood.
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  • Enforced: The producers want a striking and horrifying scene, and the red-on-white contrast and love-death irony work well for it.
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Implied: A few years after the wedding, one of Alice's friends is helping her clean up her closet and pulls her wedding dress out. It has a pinkish tint in some parts, and when the friend asks Alice what happened, she panics and leaves the room.
  • Invoked: The hitman sent to kill the groom is specifically told to kill him during the wedding.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice's wedding dress is specially designed to be stainproof.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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