Post # 1
Hive, I need some opinions!
I’m going to a wedding this weekend and was planning on wearing a purple knee-length structured dress…then discovered the bridesmaids are going to be in purple long flowy chiffon dresses.
Can I wear my purple dress as they are completely different styles, or should I find something new?
Post # 3
There is quite a variety in purple…do you know if the shades are similar? If your dress is a different length and fabric it’s probably ok. I doubt anyone will think you’re part of the wedding party , unless they have mismatched dresses. Maybe play it up with some colorful accents?
Post # 4
I wouldn’t care. I probably wouldn’t notice.
Post # 5
I think it should be okay if you’re not super close friend/family. For example, my mom is dead set on wearing the same color as the bridesmaids and she is going to look ridiculous in all of these family picutres. If your professional picture-interaction isn’t really going to be with the bridesmaids, then I think you’re fine!
Post # 6
I wouldn’t worry about it. Purple is a very popular color. My Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are going to be purple and I couldn’t care less if a guest wears the same color. 🙂
Post # 8
I wouldn’t worry about it. Some of my friends wore a cobalt/sapphire blue dress to my wedding and it was the same as the bridal party. They looked like they fit in in my pictures lol. I was also in a wedding this weekend and there were other women in navy dresses like ours.
Post # 9
I wouldn’t worry but if you think the bride would be mad then I would wear something else. I’ve known some brides that would have freaked about this. However, at my wedding one of our guests wore the exact same coral as the bridesmaids and it didn’t bother me 🙂
Post # 10
As a bride I wouldn’t care. I don’t think anyone will be confused just because your dress is purple.
Post # 11
I think it should be fine! Have fun 😀
Post # 12
Should be fine! Have a great time!
Post # 13
I went to a wedding wearing a bright pinkish/coral/red dress and laughed when another guest (my co-worker) showed up wearing a very similar style dress in the exact same color. Then our jaws dropped when we saw all 8 bridesmaids walk into the cocktail hour with the same color/style.
Ooooops. We got some nasty looks from the bridesmaids (yea – like we care/planned it to be like this) but it was fine. I think the bride thought it was funny.
Post # 14
@fionak: Sorry, I disagree with PP’s. It would be really considerate if you wore another colour since you know the BM’s are in purple. If you didn’t know, that would be different.
Post # 15
I don’t think most guests even know what the wedding colors will be until they get there, so they probably would have no idea if there were going to match or not. What guests wear just wouldn’t be on my radar. I wanted happy guests, and if they showed up in jeans, that was cool with me.
Post # 16
I agree that “purple” is pretty broad. I bet you won’t match as closely as you think. Don’t worry about it!