Post # 1
Is there a certain etiquette for the color of the dress a bride wears at her wedding shower? The only dresses I have are black, although I do have one white one that is semi-formal (I wore at graduation years ago). It’s a luncheon at FMIL’s house. I am thinking it’s casual, although my FMIL likes to dress up, and I would feel weird if she’s dressed up and I’m not. My girls say a dress is fine, since I’m the bride. I don’t know if wearing white would be distasteful since white is designated for the wedding day, but is a plain black dress okay?
Post # 3
Personally, I would never wear a black dress to my shower. But that is your call. I think a better person to ask maybe your mother in law? That way she could tell you about the ‘feel’ for the shower because perhaps dress pants could be substituted? I’m buying a new dress for my shower, and probably either white or pink (ok you got me, a girly girl) but I like being dressed up too! I think you should wear white–really relish these days when it is all about YOU 🙂 But of course, my opinion doesn’t count for much LOL but I thought I’d give it at least!
Post # 4
I was going to wear white or off white to my shower. I agree with above.. I would not personally wear black to my shower. What about a springy dress? It does not have to be super girly but feminine and maybe like a off white or soft beige? Thats my opinion. I think the bride should stand out at the shower so wear what you want to be remembered in as a bride to be 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
There is no etiquette, but there are traditions. Some people say that a bride shouldn’t wear black because some people don’t think black is appropriate for any wedding-related attire at all. Some people say a bride shouldn’t wear white or ivory because that’s for the big day. But, really, you aren’t going to be rude or offensive in either. Wear what makes you feel pretty and happy.
Post # 6
My FI’s family is Irish and Italian and in their culture it is traditional to wear green for the rehearsal dinner so I plan to wear a green dress and a gold coin in my shoe.
Post # 7
I think you should wear what makes you comfortable. I am also having a casual bridal shower and will probably wear a sweater dress with leggings.
Post # 8
i think i will end up wearing white to one of my showers, then some bright colors or a floral dress to the others. I probably would stay away from black, unless it’s an evening shower with a nice dinner.
Post # 9
I love the popularity right now of the bride wearing white to all wedding related events. Honestly, I rarely wear white, so this is my “excuse” to wear pretty white cocktail dresses 🙂 I think your white dress will be fine, semi formal sounds appropriate for an afternoon affair. I would have to see it, but I’m guessing you could dress it up with shoes/accessories to make it seem more dressy if you’re worried you’ll be underdressed.
Post # 10
Since my shower is in the middle of May, I’m going to wear a floral sundress… Light purple and white