(Closed) Etiquette on wearing white/cream

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1509 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would bring another dress so that you don’t wear that dress to hers.  That’s lovely that you two were able to work it out so that you both could attend each others, but I think that wearing white or cream would make you look like the bride.  While that is perfect for your shower, I think it would be a bit disrespectful (even though you clearly aren’t intending for it to be so).  Also, even if the other bride is totally cool with it, I imagine that there are some more traditional members of her family who wouldn’t appreciate it and would feel like you are detracting a bit from her time.  

Post # 5
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wear another dress and change into yours in the bathroom before your party! 🙂

Post # 6
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Mrs. Louboutin:  Totally agree.

OP – you don’t have to go all the way home to change dresses.  Just take both with you and change in a bathroom or something.

Post # 8
3267 posts
Sugar bee


This is maddness. 

People getting upset when someone wears cream to a wedding, and now to a shower!

Etiquette sources have said it is fine to wear white, as long as it doesn’t upstage the bride or look bridal (for a wedding). A shower is a less formal event.


Post # 9
716 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Echoing the others — wear something else to your friend’s.


Post # 10
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Don’t wear it to the wedding! Grabanother dress, leave it in the car, and change at a restaurant on the way there. 

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