Colored wedding dress with all white bridal party dresses "tacky"??

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 31
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2021

Brides didn’t always wear white – they sometimes wore colors, and some cultures wear certain colors – or even just the best dress they owned at the time. 


I think there is nothing tacky about a different color. Uncommon and perhaps unconventional at this point, but it sounds like you enjoy going your own way so power to you! I think the pic on Page 1 with the gold bride and the bridesmaids in white is beautiful and an awesome example! Your color decisions wouldn’t be right for me, but that’s exactly the point – it’s YOUR day so do what YOU want!

Post # 32
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I literally just saw a wedding on Youtube where the bride wore light blue and all the guests wore white. A sea of white and the bride in blue. So do you!

Post # 33
2413 posts
Buzzing bee

Along with the word/concept “dated”, I’d be pleasantly surprised to never again hear/read the word “tacky” associated with the most treasured day in any couple’s life.

NOW, THAT out of the way, the pictures here are doggone delightful in my never humble opinion, and although I dislike the idea of turning a cold shoulder to family when planning the wedding, I’d be darned if I’d listen to anybody, ANYBODY, who had the nerve to crab about what I’d decided to wear, or whatcolors/styles I decided to choose for my wedding party.

So to sum up, maturity and self actualization can be positive attributes when planning an event that marks the first day of the rest of your life, so love it? Choose it and WEAR IT!

Post # 34
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

My dress was gold–I loved it 🙂  My only attendant was my 9yo daughter, and her dress was the same color as my sash.  I like the idea of white, though.  You do whatever you want!


Post # 35
4901 posts
Honey bee

Tacky?  No.

However, I would make sure your bridesmaids are comfortable with it.  I mean if you’re that not comfortable wearing a white dress on the one day most would traditionally expect you to wear white (not that I personally give a s*** about tradition or expectations), what are the odds they are?  I honestly do not own a single article of white clothing except sports socks (and even those have pink on the toe and heel).  It shows dirt easier and I’d be scared to f*** up your photos by spilling food or drink on myself (which is like a daily occurrence).  All white is just not a color I would be very comfortable in, period.  And I know a lot of my friends feel similarly (we’ve had this discussion after someone wanted us to wear a white shirt to a party and we all went “Who the f*** besides bartenders and servers have white shirts?” And then like 90% of us had to go buy a white shirt specifically for this stupid party.).

So keep your dress for sure, but I would have a back-up idea of some complimentary colors just in case.

Post # 36
3807 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

The word tacky is so overused, sometimes people call anything they disagree with tacky! Switching up colours isn’t even in the realm of tacky. It’s just colours. And I think it could look really striking!

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