(Closed) Can I wear this to a wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

buzztastic13:  I’ve come to realize that no matter what dress you post on this site, you will always ALWAYS get people telling you not to wear it. It doesn’t matter what color it is, what length, even if your shoulders are showing. We all have different opinions and there are so many women on this forum…. the absolutely nots are guaranteed. 🙂

I say it is just fine. If you feel the need to show your friend see if she is ok with it, then go right ahead, but if you came to my wedding wearing that, I wouldn’t even consider being upset. It has brown flowers on it!!! It is fine. Wear it. 

Post # 33
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

If it had been my wedding I wouldn’t have cared! It seems like you know the bride fairly well, so I’d probably say go with your gut!

Jen

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee

I don’t so much worry about what the bride will think about dresses that may be questionable. She’s got so much going on she’s not going to notice.

I worry about the guests. I know I personally was just flabbergasted when I went to a wedding recently and a 16 year old guest wore a stark white dress to the ceremony. I was so surprised her parents didn’t say anything about it.

Whether or not you agree that people shouldn’t wear white to weddings, I just think that it’s a guaranteed way to get looks (what I call the stink eye) and maybe even some offhand comments from other guests.

Post # 35
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724 posts
Busy bee

Don’t, even if it is lighter than the brides, its too close to white and if you told me it was your wedding dress I would believe you.

 

If you showed up to my wedding wearing that I would be upset.

Post # 36
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301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

If I were a guest at a wedding, I’d be side-eyeing the wearer of that dress. Go for a ‘more brown, less ivory’ outfit.

Post # 37
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645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think its fine it doesn’t look like a wedding dress no one is going to say your the bride! Honestly i think white is only not ok if its a long floating white dress anything else is allowed. My mum is wearing a cream trouser suit to my wedding which i think most people on here would have a hissy fit about but i dont care she looks great!

Post # 38
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459 posts
Helper bee

buzztastic13:  nope. I wouldnt wear it… And I would totally side-eye someone else who did. I’m sure you have alternate dress options. Like pps said…if you have to ask…just dont. 

Post # 39
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640 posts
Busy bee

I personally don’t understand why some brides get so upset with what their guests wear.  Since you said your style is pretty bohemian, it looks like a dress that I would expect from someone with that style.

However, if the reception is in a fancy-smanshy ballroom, then it might be a bit too casual.

I would not have a problem with a guest wearing that to my own wedding.

Post # 40
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2733 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I don’t think it’s too white but I do think it’s too casual for a wedding.

Post # 41
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894 posts
Busy bee

When I first looked at it, I thought you were asking if it was ok to wear if you were the bride. I wouldn’t wear it as a guest. It could be quite close to the brides wedding dress IMO.

Post # 42
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2690 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

ChrissyMary9515:  kinda looks like a nightgown circa 1993 to me..

I say there is something better for you to wear OP…

Post # 43
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928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wouldn’t wear it. Sorry, OP. I know that’s not what you want to hear. 

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