Post # 1
I am just curious to know how many people would be angry/annoyed if someone wore a plain white dress to their wedding. I have always thought it to be a big ‘no-no’ and I would never wear a white dress to someones wedding. I don’t think it’s a problem if the dress has other colours on it, but plain white seems a bit much.
I am asking after seeing pictures of a good friend of mine on facebook wearing a plain white dress to someones wedding. It isn’t a very ‘bridal’ style of dress but it is still a plain white cocktail dress. I am hoping she doesn’t wear it to my wedding and am tempted to ask her why she wore a white dress to a wedding but don’t want to offend her. I will be pretty upset if someone wears a white dress to mine as I think it should be only the bride in a white dress.
Wondering what the thoughts of others are on this topic?
Post # 3
@Nicky16: I’d not be angry (just because it would be my wedding day and I wouldn’t want to be angry) but I voted yes because I would be annoyed.
Like >___> what is she thinking? and then move on.
But I wouldn’t do it.
I don’t have any white dresses lol.
Post # 4
I think it’s rude as it’s a pretty well-known rule. That’s moreso why it would bother me.
Post # 5
I would not be angry, offended, annoyed, irritated, slighted, upset, bothered, cranky, or any other variance of the word.
It’s a color. No one in the history of weddings will not know who the bride is. Chances are, you won’t even notice on your wedding day.
I 10,000% do not give a crap.
Post # 6
We had someone wear a white dress to our wedding and I didn’t even notice until looking at pictures. I wasn’t angry about it but at the same time I kind of wondered why she did it and if she just didn’t know.
I would never wear white to someone else’s wedding.
Post # 7
I wouldn’t be angry, but I’m sure I would roll my eyes and think, ‘she wants attention’.
Post # 8
@Nicky16: not really… I actually have seen those pics of white bridesmaids dresses on pinterest and love it!
BUT I understand why others would be bothered by this.
FWIW, I would never do it because I do see how it’s innapropriate and not well received.
Post # 9
If it was just a white cocktail dress, no I wouldn’t care. I’d probably wonder why she did that because it’s a pretty well known thing not to wear white, but it wouldn’t bother me. If it was long and fancy and white… that would bug me.
Post # 10
Only if it resembled a wedding dress. There was a post a few months ago of a MOG (Mother of the groom) who wore a long white (mermaid style I think) dress and everyone was horrified.
But a white cocktail dress or anything else which bears no resemblance to a wedding dress – no problem.
Post # 11
@Nicky16: It would annoy me unless it was someone I knew was a bit clueless about wedding etiquette. It’s just a bit disrespectful I think.
Post # 12
@Hyperventilate: haha, exactly. I totally agree–wouldn’t bother me at all.
Post # 13
Only if it were a wedding dress 🙂
Post # 14
I would be annoyed unless they didn’t know better (like if the person was from outside the US where wearing white to a wedding is not a faux pas)
Post # 15
I always said I would be pissed if someone wore white to my wedding. In reality, I have no freaking idea if anyone wore white. It’s absolutely true that you will be so wrapped up in your day with your new husband that you won’t even notice.
Post # 16
I would definitely be annoyed IF it looked like a wedding dress.. There will be some people there from FI’s parent’s list who don’t know what I look like, so I wouldn’t want somebody wearing a wedding gown-like white dress because I wouldn’t want her mistaken to be me. If it were clearly not a wedding dress, I would probably just laugh it off because honestly, who the hell doesn’t know that rule?