How much White is too much White?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How do you plan to show you're a bride during the events before your wedding?
    I will wear white/variations of white for every occasion before my wedding : (9 votes)
    13 %
    I plan to wear something with a little white in it for every occasion before my wedding : (6 votes)
    9 %
    I plan to wear white/variations of white for some occasions before my wedding : (26 votes)
    38 %
    I don't plan to wear any white at all before my wedding : (27 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    305 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    i don’t particularly look good in white, so i have not adopted that tradition at all. my dress is ivory is well. 

    Post # 4
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    When I was married the first time (Circa 1980) this trend was just starting to catch on… altho at the time it was a case of Brides tending to choose off-white or ivory for special Pre-Wedding occasions.

    I wore an Ivory Dress to my Engagement Dinner… and an Light Beige Dress to my Wedding Rehearsal.

    White-White-White tho does seem to be the current trend.  But then again more Brides are opting for Non-White Wedding Dresses now (Ivory – Champagne – Blush – Colours) than ever before, )those colours were truly rare when I was married the first time) so maybe it all balances out in the long run.

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 5
    1864 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I wore off-white to my engagement dinner. Not wearing white on my bridal shower or rehearsal.Off-white for my wedding dress. 

    Not sure when the white trend started happening, but I think it’s nice switching it up. I don’t want pics where everything I’m wearing is WHITE. 

    Post # 6
    7025 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @krislynn_sd:  Do whatever you want. Let other brides do whatever they want.

    No one’s going to criticise you for not wearing white at pre-wedding events. (Or if they do, they’ve got no class).

    Post # 9
    3202 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I think wearing white is sort of fun! I wore a white lace dress to our engagement party–it felt like a little reminder of how fun and exciting things were. That’s just my two cents, of course. 🙂

    Post # 10
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @paula1248:  this.


    I didnt have a million events leading up to my day. However, I did have a shower and I wore an off-white lace dress. It was in July though. I didnt wear white for my bachelorette or anything. I dont care what another bride does.

    Post # 11
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @krislynn_sd:  I actually didn’t wear any white before the wedding! My shower was a surprise and I was wearing a pink dress, we laugh and say that it looks more like a baby shower in the pictures! 

    It is pretty cute when brides wear white and I think it is totally fine! Just don’t wear white to another brides event! 

    Post # 12
    2125 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I plan on wearing white to the events leading up to the wedding. I like the idea of it, but it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Nothing wrong with that either. To each their own. 

    Post # 13
    871 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @krislynn_sd:  I was at JC Penny and they were having a HUGE sale in october for all of the left over white dresses (I guess the whole no white after labor day thing?) So I decided to just check some out and found two I really liked. It works out because the bachelorette party and shower are the same day so the same outfit and the other dress will work for the rehearsal. Both are during the winter so I plan to wear grey tights, a colored cardigan, colored flats, and colored jewlery so there will be white but I am going to layer a lot of color onto it. 

    Post # 14
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I wear a lot of white anyway, even before we were engaged. I have about a zillion little white summer frocks, it’s one of the easiest staples in my wardrobe. Particularly in the summer – and especially now we live in a climate that’s basically summer all year round – they’re a no-brainer for me. 

    I’m not having a bunch of pre and post wedding events, but we are doing a civl wedding and a destination wedding, and I’ll be doing wedding gowns for both of them. Haven’t thought about what I’ll wear for the rehearsal dinner, but it will be flowy and romantic (not necessarily white). 

    Post # 15
    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I have no plans to make my outfits match my wedding colors or stick to plain white. I will simply pick out a dress/outfit I like for each occasion. I wore white to my sisters rehearsal dinner (and she wore blue) so the chance of my randomly picking white is possible, but not planned.

    Post # 16
    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think I’m going to something primarily wear white or ivory to my bachelorette, my rehearsal dinner, and my shower. I want the full pre-wedding bridal fashion experience! Plus, I never wear white regularly so it will make me feel even more special.

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