(Closed) How bad is it to wear red to a wedding? Maternity dress shopping frustration!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
233 posts
Helper bee

I think it is fine to wear red to a wedding.  It is festive!

Post # 4
3583 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it depends on the occasion.  I think black would be a little too formal for a backyard type of wedding, but I think red and black would be great for an evening/formal reception.  Ultimately these are such dumb reasons to not wear something that you like.  You’ll be fine, just make sure you don’t show up naked.  😉

ps.  Red is also considered good luck.  So I think that cancels itself out, don’t you?

Post # 5
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would have no problem with anyone wearing red to my wedding! Go for it!

Post # 6
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Red is fine.    Smile

Post # 7
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You’re fine wearing red to a wedding these days (as long as it’s not the color of the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses). I’m wearing a red dress to a wedding in a few months!

Post # 8
9552 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think either would be okay, but I would pick the black. It’s true that, historically, wearing black to wedding meant that you didn’t think it was going to work, but I think there are SO MANY people who wear black to weddings now that it’s not a big deal at all. Growing up, I was told that wearing red to a wedding meant you thought the bride was of certain loose morals. I think this is an old southern thing and most people have never heard of it, but it still makes me stay away from red at weddings. Plus red is about the loudest and most attention grabbing color you can get (other than white) so I’d stay with the black. But really either would be okay.

Post # 9
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

I’d go with the black dress and dress it up with fun accessories and colorful heels! Red is a bit too flashy for my tastes. And FWIW, I wore black to a wedding a few months ago and definitely wasn’t the only guest there in black!

Post # 10
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Red is good luck!  Black is also fine.  My mother wore black to our wedding.  She regretted it when it was 90+ outside, but she looked good!  Come to think of it, my SIL also wore a LBD.  Maybe a black shrug or wrap with the red would make you feel a little more comfortable?

Post # 11
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

It sounds like etiquette would suggest people are only allowed to wear purple or green to weddings. Which is totally ridiculous.

As long as it’s not white, you are clear

Post # 12
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I try to avoid red at weddings, I had a  nice red satin  dress in the closet when it came to my friend’s destination wedding, rather than buy a new one I used this red ress, my hubby said there’s no way your friend will be upstaged (she loves fashion) and sure enough it was fine, i didn’t have to shell out for  a new outfit and could use my red flashy dress


go for it whatever you want

Post # 13
5405 posts
Bee Keeper

I think either are totally 100% fine!

Post # 14
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think either is fine.

Post # 15
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Go for the red!

Post # 16
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m getting married in Aug, and I would be fine if you wore red to my wedding! 

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