(Closed) Babies/Children Wearing White

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Can Addie wear this dress to one (or more) wedding(s) this summer, even though she's just a guest?
    Absolutely, she'll look adorable! Go for it! : (49 votes)
    73 %
    Well, maybe she can wear it to your sisters' weddings, but no one else's. : (9 votes)
    13 %
    Do NOT put that dress on your child to wear to a wedding! : (7 votes)
    10 %
    Obligatory Other : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    2548 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    In my opinion, go for it! Why not, shes just a baby right. I realy don’t think there will be any hard feelings whatsoever. Unless you have some hard ass friends, haha.

    Post # 4
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Will she be confused for a flower girl?

    Post # 5
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I don’t think it’s an issue as long as she won’t match the flower girls or anything. I’ve never heard of anyone getting really weird about kids wearing white anyways. It’s adorable by the way!

    Post # 6
    550 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    As long as the flower girl is not in white, I think it would be okay.

    Post # 7
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Personally – I wouldn’t put my child in a white dress for a wedding unless they were the flower girl (and that was what the bride wanted).  Even though obviously no one will think a baby/child is a bride or anything – the bride being the only one in white rule is one I refuse to break.

    Post # 8
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    She’s a child. If the bride goes all bridezilla for a baby being in white then she has issues.

    Post # 9
    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Oh gosh..She’s a baby, no one is going to critique what she wears!! It’s fine! Its not like it will look exactly like the flower girls, it has a green sash and a pink flower!

    Post # 10
    2373 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    It’s a toss up for me. Personally, I wouldn’t notice or care. But if you’re going to weddings of people who are all about etiquette, I may err on the side of caution.

    Post # 11
    2410 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Is there some kind of rule about babies wearing white too? I would definitely put her in the dress.

    Post # 12
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i would ask the bride what the flower girls are wearing. as long as they’re not in white, that dress is fine.

    Post # 13
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Miss Tattoo: I totally agree. I don’t see them mistaking her for a flower girl at all, and if the bride really gets upset over a baby wearing a white dress…then shame on her!

    Post # 15
    1537 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think the whole rule about not wearing white is so that someone doesn’t upstage the bride. I highly doubt any woman in her right mind would feel threatened by an adorable baby in a cute summer dress. I think it’s appropriate and actually pretty practical to dress your child in white for a summer wedding, especially if it will be held outdoors. She’s also pretty young so I doubt she’d be running around on her own enough to get confused for one of the flower girls. I say go for it. I know I personally would not be upset by this at all.

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