(Closed) Ask guests to wear my wedding colors?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
9082 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

You can’t tell/demand people wear a particular color, however I do not find it unreasonable to be lighteartedly asked to maybe incorporate the wedding colors. Spread the information via word of mouth but make sure your guests know it isn’t a requirement.

Post # 4
7992 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I wanted to do the exact same thing, and I said on our website that “it might be fun” if people wore blue in any shade. Of course,hardly anyone will wear blue, as I have found out since. C’est la vie.

It still would have been fun though…

Post # 5
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@kshult13:  yes i think saying itd be nice via word of mouth is fine rather than demanding it is fine.

And there are loads of shades of blue. Ppl only get irritated when the bride *demands* guests wear dresses in a randim shade of coral or4 mint green that no one ever owns

Post # 6
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think you could ask, since your wedding is going to be a small one.  


  I was thinking maybe you could get pashmina’s for the pictures for people that don’t show up in blue, but in August in Colorado, I’m not sure that would work very well. 

Post # 7
1589 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My brother and SIL kind of did this for their Destination Wedding wedding and no one minded. They asked the younger men, who would probably have been in the Bridal Party, to wear tan suits. They asked the younger ladies to wear tropical solid dresses. 


My brother didn’t ask one of his really good friends to wear a tan suit, I think b/c he knew his friend didn’t have a lot of money, and I think the friend was a little bummed.  My sister’s then fiance, now husband, was also a little put off that he wasn’t asked to wear a tan suit. 


So I think what you’re doing is almost better, asking them to try and wear blue or gray if possible. 


Post # 9
964 posts
Busy bee

I started reading and thought no way but if you are having a very small wedding with immediate friends and family you can certainly ask nicely.  Even if 2/3 turn up in blue it will be sufficient to make it the dominant colour in your pictures and get the affect you want.


Post # 11
1589 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@kshult13:  Yeah. My mom doesn’t have a lot of money either so I try to be really careful not to make her feel hurt that she can’t contribute to my wedding. So I guess you can just tell people that you’d love it if they can wear shades of blue or gray, if they wouldn’t mind. I also like the pashmina idea. 

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