(Closed) Bridal Shower Dress Ettiquette?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is it rude to wear a white dress to someone else's bridal shower?
    yes : (32 votes)
    51 %
    no : (31 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 3
    2711 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I personally don’t think it’s rude.  How many brides where white to their shower anyway?  I wore yellow to one and blue to another.  And none of the brides wore white at any of the other shower’s I’ve been to (or even seen on FB).  I find the concept of the bride getting to claim the color white for all wedding events weird.

    Post # 4
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Nope I don’t think it rude. A lot of bridal showers happen in the spring/summer where white is popular color so I been to quite a few with multiple people wearing white. I don’t think it’s a big deal.

    Post # 5
    1583 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @ImDaCat:  I have mixed feelings on this, but I personally think that if wearing white is going to call attention away from the bride then it is rude. If there are people there that are going to be upset that you wore white, I would not wear it.

    @RunsWithBears:  I wore white to all four of my showers. All of my friends that have been brides wore white to theirs as well. It might be a regional thing depending where you live though.

    Post # 6
    3266 posts
    Sugar bee

    It’s not rude to wear white to a wedding.  It is certainly not rude to wear white to a shower.

    It is rude to try to upstage the guest of honour or hosts at ANY event.

    Post # 7
    243 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i think i would skip it… we have a couple of weddings close to ours and im uber concious about “being a bride too” at their events. It is hard because when people see a bride, that’s the first thing they ask- hows the planning etc… i would wear something else just in case they are offended and be a wallflower as much as possible

    Post # 8
    2233 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @RunsWithBears:  Agreed.

    Two people wore white my shower and one of them was my MOH! The horror.

    I have only been to one shower where the bride wore white. I didn’t even know this was a thing before wedding bee.

    Post # 9
    1132 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I say no because I wouldn’t think it was rude. BUT, the bride or others may think it’s odd depending on the region and if it’s custom to wear white for your wedding related events. If she wears white because she’s the bride and she thinks it’s her thing, she may feel bummed.

    Post # 10
    986 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Here’s the thing.  Are you sure the bridal shower is for the other person?  I have a sneaking suspcion that my Mom is planning a shower for me.  I’m flying home to pick up my wedding dress and she was just trying to talk me into ‘wearing a cute dress’ to pick up my wedding dress…’maybe a little white summer dress’…she is so obvious.   She also suggested I book an appointment early in the day to get my hair done???  whatever.



    Post # 11
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    If the bride wants to wear white, I think that’s inappropriate. If she doesn’t care, go for it. I think I’ll rock the white at my wedding festivities so I would be a little miffed if someone else shod up in all white. 

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