Post # 1
I’ve recently been invited to a wedding where the bride has asked that all the female guests wear 1 of 3 colors she has suggested (orange, red or purple). I really don’t want to go spend money to buy a dress right now. There’s a reason i dont have a dress of this color already in my closet, i hate the colors!
What would you do?
Post # 3
@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
I think that’s insane.
I’d wear whatever color I want. Who coordinates the color of their guest’s clothes?!
Post # 5
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 # 6
@KatNYC2011: I’m not close with her at all, i’ve met her twice.
To be honest, it made me really mad LOL
Post # 7
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
that’s like the weirdest/rudest thing i’ve ever heard lol
Post # 9
It’s rude to dictate guests clothing lol. I would wear whatever the heck I wanted ha ha.
Post # 10
That’s totally nuts. They are guests, not set pieces in a play you’re staging. Wear whatever you want.
Post # 11
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
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
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
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
That is way too Diva. BUT I’d pry go along with it.
Post # 16
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.