Post # 1
As the title suggests, I’m going to a wedding soon and was planning on wearing red lipstick… Is this against etiquette? I just read a thread which talked about a guest wearing bright makeup as being bad so now I’m questioning it. I thought I only had to worry about wearing white!
I was going to be wearing this dress https://www.cue.cc/Content/images/content/campaigns/winter2014/037.jpg (on the left) and a red coat (winter in Aus). Is that too much red?
Post # 2
Gosh no! Its called style! The whole ettiquete conversation and standards need to be revised. I know if you showed up to my wedding wearing that, i would not be concerned at all!
Post # 3
Apart from a white dress, you can and should wear whatever makes you happy! There’s no rule that everyone has to be plain and ugly just so the bride stands out.. News flash: she’s the bride, it’s her day and being in her big white dress will make her stand out!
go and be cute and happy at her wedding!
Post # 4
If someone told me it would be rude to wear red lipstick at their wedding I wouldn’t come, because they sound like a psycho =/ Definitely nothing wrong with it.
Post # 5
Oh thank goodness! Haha had me worried for a little bit there, thanks for reassuring me bees!
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
You’d have to wrench my lipstick out of my clutches!!! No way am I not wearing red lipstick.
Post # 7
ArcadiaRose: My word exactly. I would love to see that thread,
Post # 8
the referenced thread was a bride concerned about her mother’s dress choice (originally one of the bride’s non-white picks) combined with glamorous full-on make which was making her feel insecure.
not a general statement that guests can’t wear red lipstick or should be plain.
just in their defence!
Post # 9
Technically, traditional etiquette says no black, white or bright red dresses. Very few people follow the prohibition against black these days, and red is fine as long as it’s not really loud or club wear There is no problem with red lipstick. I love the dress.
Post # 10
If we get to the point that the color of lipstick worn by guests is subject to anyone else’s opinion, we have lost all hope (and common sense).
Post # 11
That outfit sounds amazing!!! I’d be a proud bride if my friend showed up like that!
Post # 12
I can’t believe we are questioning lipstick shades. Lol
Post # 13
I’d be pretty happy if everyone dressed their best at my wedding (LOL to an extent that they don’t look better than me! LOLahahah jk). It’s everyone’s chance to show their style, feel and look beautiful and if you want to wear red lipstick why not? It’s all in taste of course. If you are wearing a vintage style outfit and of course you have the classic red lipstick, I would LOOOOVEE to see that!!
I don’t know why some people worry about what shade guests are wearing. As long as they are not wearing white or jeans or sweatpants, I’m okay!
Post # 14
I see no problem with dressing up for a wedding! How can this be against ettiquette? People get manis and pedis, and wear make-up and get their hair done for weddings, because it’s fun to get fancy!
As long as you aren’t wearing white, or dressing like a hooker- how is it a problem?
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter's Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
i wore red lipstick to a friend’s wedding recently and wasn’t the only one there wearing it. Shouldn’t be a problem (and I love the dress!).