(Closed) Would you get mad if a guest wore a white dress to your wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

White eyelet sundress with a colored sash, no.

Strapless long white/ivory Vera Wang ballgown with a train, yes. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

heck yeah i’d be mad!

that one of glamour mag’s 20 wedding dos and don’ts that aired this last weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I don’t actually think I’d be that mad, but I’d feel like I should be! I think I’d feel offended by the choice the same way I’d be offended by anyone else’s really blatant etiquette faux pas.

Post # 6
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Newbee

Yep, I’d be mad.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think it sort of depends on the guest… If it was someone who I thought knew the "rule," I’d be upset. If it were just an innocent error (like a younger cousin or something), it wouldn’t bother me.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

I wouldn’t care.  What anyone else wears isn’t going to ruin the day, lessen our fun, or change the fact that we’re the ones getting married.  For these same reasons, we know there will be people at our wedding dressed like we’re having a black tie affair and others in jeans.  As long as everyone has fun and celebrates with us, it doesn’t matter what they wear.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Honestly, it wouldn’t bother me. I might think it was a little odd, but I wouldn’t be offended if someone did it.  It may sound bad, but I don’t remember what anyone (outside of the wedding party) wore to my wedding.  I just remember being happy to see everyone’s smiling faces, celebrating our day. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I probably wouldn’t even notice. ๐Ÿ™‚

My sister (MOH) would definitely notice, and be mad on my behalf, though.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Honestly, I wouldn’t care, and don’t think that I’d even notice.  In the grand scheme of things, the color of a guest’s dress should not be a priority on your wedding day.  The focus should be on the fact that you have just been married, an amazing thing ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Depends on the style and how formal the dress is. I may not even notice but as a guest I would notice and will think its totally inappropriate!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I don’t know if I will care enough at my own wedding, but it definitely annoys me when I see guests doing it!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I guess I’ve always seen this as a tad rude. White is reserved for the bride, as it’s her special day.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Nope! Because I am not wearing white but champagne! So guests – white away!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

YES. Please don’t wear a white dress to a wedding. Can you not refrain for one day to choose another dress besides white? Come on! I mean, it’s a wedding, typically the bride wears white, why would you – the guest, want to even wear white too? It’s weird. It’s sooo weird as if you’re in competition with the bride.

Don’t wear white to my wedding.

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