Post # 1
I traveled out of town overnight to attend a bridal shower in the morning- not too far from my hometown but just far enough that I can’t go back for a change of clothes.
Well, I was unpacking and I realized I packed a white linen dress. I was planning on wearing it with a denim jacket when I wondered, “Wait… can you wear white to a bridal shower?” I hadn’t even thought about it before! I know you can’t wear white to a wedding but I wasn’t sure about a bridal shower. I’m leaning towards no but I’d rather be safe than sorry. It’s too late to call the bride or the MOH and the shower is relatively early in the morning so I figured I’d just come here to ask.
So what do you think? No white dress to a bridal shower? I did pack regular jeans and tops also…
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn
@marhino: I would say no white. If it was a white shirt it might be different, but I would feel strange wearing a white dress to a bridal shower.
Post # 4
I think it’s fine! No stress girl. I think your outfit will look cute with a denim jacket too. The look won’t be as bridal with the jacket, so you’re good!
Post # 5
It’s a bridal shower. I wouldn’t even notice or care if someone wore white to mine. Plus, you’re wearing a jacket with it. No big deal. The wedding is a different story though.
Post # 6
I’d say it’s okay as long as you wear the jacket!!
Post # 7
I’d say no. Is there a Target nearby where you could find a cute dress? They open relatively early!
Post # 8
Etiquette Snob here.
And I am pleased to tell you that there are NO RULES of Etiquette for Bridal Showers… or other Wedding Events (just the Wedding where NO WHITE / NO LIGHT is the standard… Because of how it can effect the Wedding Photos)
Sure Brides in recent times have been choosing to wear White Outfits / Dresses* to many Wedding Events… (Engagement – Showers – Rehearsal) but it is hardly a strong trend (hence not a rule maker) yet.
*Lol, I myself wore a Cream Dress to celebrate my First Engagement in back in 1980… who knew I’d be the leading edge of a trend ?
Hope this helps,
Post # 9
I think it’d be fine as long as you wear the jacket, and maybe some colorful accessories to play down the white?
Post # 10
wear the dress. I doubt the bride will notice!
Post # 11
I wore a white dress with black polka dots to my friend’s bridal shower and I don’t think she minded (but the theme was purple and white and everything purple I own is winter clothing, and it was the middle of summer). I’ve only ever been to one bridal shower where the bride wore white.
Post # 12
Of course you can wear it.. it’s a wedding shower … it’s basically a party just to open presents. Why can’t you wear white? Will the bride be wearing her wedding dress?
Post # 13
As long as it’s not a wedding gown, you can wear it to any wedding related event.
Post # 14
It’s fine a lot bridal showers I been too in the spring or summer people end up wearing white or light pastels/cream colors too. The bride doesn’t own white for the whole length of her engagement.
Post # 15
I wouldn’t, but I guess it depends on what kind of a bride she is!