Post # 1
One of FI’s friends is bravely serving our country and is being deployed the day after our wedding. We are so honored he is going to take his last day home to come celebrate with us. He recently called and asked if it would be okay to wear his uniform, which is a white suit to the wedding. I said it was okay, I really don’t mind, especially since it’s a guy in pants, not a chick trying to upstage me in her own white dress. But then I was wondering if he may get some awkward glances from other guests? I feel like most people would recognize it immediately as military attire, but I don’t want anyone to think poorly of him for wearing white to a wedding. Thoughts?
Post # 3
Dress whites are clearly a “uniform” and they have the markings and ribbons, no one would think anything of it! I think it’s perfectly fine 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Usually, the white rule is for women.
Post # 5
I side eye the white dress big time. But in this situation I think it would be fantastic if he wore his dress whites.
Post # 6
I agree, dress whites do not equate to a white dress on a guest.
I’d see it as a sign of respect if a guest wore his (or her!) dress uniform to my wedding. The U.S. government has decided that the uniform is the appropriate formal attire for service men and women at important events.
To have a guest wear the uniform to your wedding is kind of awsome -IMHO. And as a guest, I’d be sure to thank the soldier for his service if I saw him in uniform – there’s no way that could be misconstrued as an attempt to upstage the bride!
You are in the right, and I don’t think any guest would question his choice of clothing. (If I recall correctly, the media reported that the dress code for the wedding of Prince William and Catherine included “Dress Uniform”)
Post # 7
totally fine. Unless you have some crazy anti-military family members who will give him a hard time, which I assume and hope isn’t the case!
Post # 8
I agree with PP. It is totally fine if he wore his dress whites and they’re very clearly distinguished as such. If anyone hassled him or thought poorly of him, I probably would be offended on his behalf!
Post # 9
I agere. I think it would be wonderful if he wore his white suit. It wouldn’t take any attention away from the bride (which is the purpose for the “no woman wear a white dress” rule).
Post # 10
You really need to think of this as a dress uniform and not a “white suit.”
Post # 11
I think this would be a-ok.
Post # 12
I don’t think it would be an issue at all. I agree with PP it’s more of a uniform that a suit.