Post # 1
I am having a really difficult time finding a dress for my sister’s wedding in August. I am not in the wedding or doing a reading, so I am just a guest, but of course I’m thinking about family pics, etc. I know white, red, and dark blue (the attendents’ color) are out. Of course, the styles I like seem to only come in those colors. I am in my early 20s so you’d think it would not be that difficult to find something appropriate, but it is proving very difficult!
Are there any other unwritten rules about what not to wear (I will pick a modest dress, nothing too flashy, etc) about prints? It’s going to be a more casual wedding, in a modern church and the reception is just at a hall.
I just have no idea what to wear!
Thanks in advance 🙂
Post # 3
Aside from white, I think the only rule is to not make it to flashy. I think red is fine so long as it’s not too bright. I’ve worn maroon (which is technically a red) no problem.
Same for blue. So long as it’s not real close to the BMs’ blue, there is no problem. (Actually I think “avoid the Bridesmaid or Best Man colour” is hogwash because most guests don’t know the Bridesmaid or Best Man colour, but anyway).
Prints are fine. Even prints with a fair bit of white (or red or blue) are fine, so long as it’s not mainly white.
Post # 4
I think if I were you, I would actually try to find a navy printed dress. That way you’ll coordinate nicely in photos but obviously not be a bridesmaid.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre
I was going to say go for a navy that does not look like the bridesmaids’ dresses, so I think that’s really good advice.
Post # 6
I would say anything black is also out
Post # 7
It depends on where you are and what time the wedding is. At my cousin’s evening, early fall wedding in NYC, all the guests wore black or darker colors, standard cocktail. If you’re going to a daytime, summer wedding on the beach, I’d expect to see much lighter, brighter colors. Prints are always nice, and it allows you to broaden the color palette you can wear. A pretty black and white printed dress is totally appropriate for most weddings.
Post # 8
You can wear whatever you want. If you found a red or black dress, then go with that. Whatever you’re most comfortable in.
Post # 9
Thanks for all of the advice. The wedding is in a non-denominational church, a modern church. I think if I went with any type of blue she may be offended…yes, it’s a touchy issue as my mom thinks I am mad I’m not in the wedding, but I am actually now thankful I am not. I did find a solid coral dress that looks modest, but really nice. I just am leery of ordering a dress, but there are no stores in my area so I may need to wait to take a shopping trip.