Post # 1
I’m going to a wedding in December at a ski resort. I was planning on wearing a long dress because I am always cold and I know I will freeze in a short dress. My mom told me that you can’t wear a long dress unless you are in the wedding. Is this true? The bride says she doesn’t care and never heard of that rule, but I don’t want her or her fiance’s family to think I’m dressed inappropriately.
Post # 3
@Pit: I’m definitely not an etiquette saavy person but I have never heard of that rule, either. I would think as long as it wasn’t white or intentionally the same color as the bridesmaid dresses you would be fine. Especially for a winter wedding.
Post # 4
@Pit: What? I’ve never heard of that rule! Only “rule” is not wearing white. But some brides don’t even care about that!
Post # 5
@Pit: Girl wear a long dress. I would look at you like you were crazy if you wore a short dress to a DECEMBER SKI RESORT wedding!
Post # 6
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@Pit: Personally I wouldn’t, you’re mom is right, normally the bride and maybe BMs are the only ones in long dresses. But what is the dress code for the event?
Post # 7
what? i have never heard of that. the only attire i would avoid would be white/ivory and the color of the bridesmaids dresses. maybe red/black too but that’s my preference.
Post # 8
@Pit: I think it’s fine! I’ve also never heard of such a rule. But you might be a bit overdressed if it’s not super formal. If it’s black tie though, EVERYONE should be wearing a long dress.
Post # 9
Uh, yeah. A long dress is fine…….
What the heck is she talking about??
Post # 10
I have never heard that rule. I rarely see the wedding party in long dresses anyways.
Post # 11
I’ve never heard of that before. Go ahead and wear the dress, especially if the bride doesn’t even care.
Post # 12
That’s absurd. Wear the long dress; it’s fine.
Post # 13
Unless the wedding is like, a daytime wedding or otherwise specifically less formal, I think you’ll be fine. We had at least one lady wear a long dress to our wedding, and I can’t say I cared. I even wore a long dress to a wedding last summer; it was a more casual wedding and I wore a sort of mid-range-dress maxi dress (it came out of the regular section of the store, not the cocktail dress section). Just go a little less formal with it; simple, nothing too blingy, a matte fabric rather than shiny satin. I think you’ll be fine.
Post # 14
Um…. that’s ridiculous. I never wear short dresses because I don’t wear heels and I hate my legs in a short dress and flats.
I wear a full length dress to every wedding I go to.
Post # 15
So now guests aren’t allowed to wear white/anything with white on it/anything light colored, no pants, nothing too sexy, only above the knees, but not too casual? I’m so confused!
Wear what you want!! Use your own common sense, forget all these stupid rules.
Post # 16
@Pit: never heard of that rule. I would personally be worried about being overdressed but as long as you’re comfortable who cares!