Post # 1
Okay, so this is kind of an odd question, and I know everyone has different opinions on this subject, but here goes:
Hypothetically speaking, would it be appropriate to wear an ivory dress with lace/crochet embelishments to someone else’s rehearsal dinner?
What if the bride is NOT going to be wearing a white/ivory dress to the rehearsal dinner? Does it matter?
Post # 3
I wouldn’t just because white is obviously traditional to a bride, and even though the bride herself might not be into tradition like wearing a white dress to the RD, white is still completely without a doubt associated with being a bride and it could still look inappropriate.
Post # 4
I don’t think it matters what the bride is wearing, it’s best to just avoid it.
Post # 5
Eeeeeck! Only if you want to ensure her abject hatred of you for all time!!!
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2014 - White Point Garden, Charleston, SC
I wouldn’t do it, but I voted ask the bride.
Post # 7
Definitely ask the bride. If she’s cool with it, then it’s fine.
Post # 8
I hate that there are dress codes for everything now, But personally I wouldn’t just to avoid any issues.
Post # 9
Even if the bride is fine with it, you know every other female is going to be looking at any woman wearing white and judging at least a tiny bit. That’s why I voted no, I thought about “ask the Bride” but then realized that not everyone at the rehearsal would know you got the OK.
Post # 10
Do you happen to have a photo of the dress in question?
Edit: Unless it’s a legit hypothetical, of course 😛
Post # 11
I say ask her, although I agree with @LaurenKK: that you may be judged by the other womenfolk.
Post # 12
Nope, honestly I would be ticked. I didn’t wear white or ivory to my rehearsal, but I still feel like those colors should be reserved for the bride at wedding-related events in case she so chooses to use the opportunity (as many brides do) to wear white at all wedding events.
Post # 13
@Ivorybuttons: I always think, if you have to ask, its probley not a good idea in a case like this.
Post # 14
@Uyzie: My wedding dress is white/ivory lace and I personally would be a little annoyed if someone wore a dress of that type to my rehearsal dinner.
Post # 15
I would ask. The bride may not care since she isn’t wearing white/ivory. But I wouldn’t assume it’s ok.
Post # 16
@LaurenKK: agreed. skip it.