Post # 1
I need some opinions on a dress I plan on wearing to my fiance’s cousin’s wedding.
Let me preface by saying that she is getting married this weekend. We are getting married a month from yesterday. Although we are having a ver small and intimate "barely" wedding and reception, there is still obvious underlying tension about that fact between the cousin, her mother, and my fiance and me because they are afraid we are going to "upstage" them. We aren’t, we just happened to have vacation time the exact same week this year, and want to go on a honeymoon, so we are getting married.
Anyways, I don’t want to add fuel to the fire by wearing this dress, but I really can’t budget another dress at this time. I wore it to my best friend’s wedding last year, but I don’t know if it is inappropriate under these circumstances.
Post # 3
I think it is a very pretty dress and I don’t see how you would upstage the bride in any way.
I say wear it!
Post # 4
No. Not at all a problem. The background is light, it’s short, but the pattern really stands out to me more than it being light/whitish in the background.
Post # 5
I personally would have no issue with that. But I don’t have a problem with people wearing white/off-white etc unless it’s a long gown. But there is absolutely nothing bridal about that dress (which is v. cute, BTW). That’s my two cents anyway. Might depend on the bride though. Some people will nitpick anything, esp. if they are predisposed to be grumpy.
Post # 6
Wear it. I don’t see how it could possibly upstage the bride, its not w hite its not overly formal and def. doesn’t look like a wedding gown. If she thinks you are upstaging her in this, then nothing you could wear would be appropriate!
Post # 7
I think its totally acceptable, since the pattern dominates the dress (and its very cute!). I would also wear colored accessories if I were you, to continue the non-bridal look.
Post # 8
It definitely seems acceptable-is there any reason that it wouldn’t be? I mean, if the bride is wearing a short white and brown dress, then it may be an issue 🙂
Post # 9
Your dress is super cute! Its unfortunate they’re giving you grief about your wedding but you didn’t schedule it out of spite, everyone has their own reasons. Have a great time!
Post # 10
That dress is totally fine (and cute!), and I’m one of those people who is SUPER sensitive about that type of thing. I wouldn’t give it a second thought. Also, I second mechiebaby’s suggestion about colorful accessories.
Post # 11
I think it’s acceptable. It’s not a plain white/off-white dress and like other said the pattern dominates the background. Plus, it’s a cute summery dress. Wear it. Sorry they’re making things hard on you.
Post # 12
I agree. Not a problem. If by some small chance the bride takes issue with it, I would consider it as her digging for something to be upset with you about.
Post # 13
hmmm, I kind of don’t understand why it would be an issue. Its a nice little spring/summer dress. I like it. I wouldnt’ see why there would be an issue. Its not like you’re wearing an uber extravagant dress or something.
Post # 14
I think it is super cute and would be fine to wear. i cannot see any reason she would be mad about it.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA
I agree with everyone else, super cute and perfect for a wedding guest dress!
Post # 16
To be honest, I was prepared for a picture of a white or ivory dress. I think tan with that pattern is a great option for a Spring wedding, and you should absolutely wear it!