Brides who request guests wear a certain color?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What would you do if a bride asked female guests to wear a certain color?
    Suck it up and go buy a dress of that color.. : (70 votes)
    29 %
    Rock a black dress, and spice it up with accessories of her chosen color.. : (105 votes)
    44 %
    Wear whatever you want : (65 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @babybluz: How close are you with the bride?

    I’d probably say, screw it and wear something I already have or go buy something cute that I will wear again.

    Your idea of wearing black with jewelry of that color could work too though.

    She gets to pick what her bridesmaids wear, she can’t dictate what the guests wear.

    Post # 4
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think that’s insane.

    I’d wear whatever color I want. Who coordinates the color of their guest’s clothes?!

    Post # 5
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    It really depends on who the bride/groom are. If we are really close, I probably would go out and purchase something in the color(s) requested; however, if we are not close, I would probably decline the invitation to go because I wouldn’t want to purchase something I would never wear again.

    EDIT: I would add an “other” option to you poll 🙂

    Post # 7
    449 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It depends on how close you are to the couple. If they are my close friends, I’d buy a dress in that colour. If, however, they are someone who I don’t know that well, I might just not go to the wedding.

    Post # 8
    688 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    that’s like the weirdest/rudest thing i’ve ever heard lol

    Post # 9
    837 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    It’s rude to dictate guests clothing lol.  I would wear whatever the heck I wanted ha ha.

    Post # 10
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    That’s totally nuts.  They are guests, not set pieces in a play you’re staging.  Wear whatever you want.

    Post # 11
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Yeah that is the stupidest thing Ive ever heard! I say wear whatever the hell you want! If you feel uncomfortable but still dont want to buy a dress then I say do the black dress with the accessories of one of those colors…

    Post # 12
    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    To bring and gift and buy a while new outfit and I color that I do not like — I do not own anything dressy in red, orange, or purple — would tick me off.

    It’s absolutely bridezila to dictate what guests wear.

    If you want to be spiteful, you can wear white. 😉

    Post # 13
    1890 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    That’s totally weird/rude of her.  I don’t own a dress in any of those colors either, though I would probably use it as an opportunity to go shopping for a new dress 🙂  But if you’re tight on money, you barely know this chick, and you can’t find an adorable/affordable dress in one of those colors then just wear something neutral and maybe accessorize with one of her colors.

    Post # 14
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would be annoyed but in the end I would just suck it up and buy another dress. That’s just me.  I have enough drama in my life and wouldn’t want to cause more drama.  If she told me I looked fat in other colors and that’s why I have to wear her colors, then that’s a different story. No she didn’t! haha  But odds are she wants a certain feel to her wedding.  Just like some brides who want black tie and formal dresses, it’s sort of the same thing. Yeah, personally, I would just do what she wants.

    Post # 15
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    That is way too Diva.  BUT I’d pry go along with it.

    Post # 16
    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I was invited to a party once and told to wear white. Everyone embraced it and it ended up being really cool. But it was for a cousin of mine so I wasn’t exactly surprised when I received the invite.

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