Post # 1
I wanted to crowd source opinions on an idea I’ve been toying with for a few weeks: wearing a color other than white/champagne/ivory to my wedding. And no, I’m not talking about a pale blue/pink/silver that almost looks white. I mean like a navy or teal porobably.
Ideally I’d find a dress with a smallish train A-line or Ballgowns style but in a lovely, flattering color. So the shape and style would look like a wedding dress, but not the color. Bridesmaids would then be in short ivory, or long gold or long gray dress. Flowers would be all white for me and maybe a bit of color for theirs.
Reasons: 1) we wear white wedding dresses today because queen Victoria made the unusual selection because she liked how it looked 2)as a symbol of purity or 3) because we like it/ tradition.
I don’t like pale colors on my skin tone. This isn’t my first marriage and I’m just not dying to follow this tradition. Plus, I am much more likely to rewear a dress in my favorite color than in white.
My fiancé prefers that I wear white, but I think he’ll think I’m beautiful and just be happy we are married.
But, I’m curious what my attendees would think of the choice.
Venue/theme will be vintage, homey elegance.
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise
bibliophilacticbee : I think colored dresses are pretty common these days. I don’t think people would really bat an eye, if they know you well enough to be at your wedding.
I would probably stay away from Navy only because it can read as black, and some people get touchy about that.
You could also compromise and get something with color and lighter tones too.
I totally think you can pull off a color these days
I do think choosing neutral colors for the rest of the wedding will help balance it out. Like, your dress is teal, so maybe go with navy and silver as the rest of your palette; you don’t want any of the other colors to compete with your gown.
Post # 3
- Wedding: February 2020 - Breckenridge, CO
I plan on wearing separates – a colored skirt and some kind of top. I’m all about trying new things and changing up tradition! I say go for it!
Post # 4
Colorful dresses are so pretty!
Some brides get touchy if guests are wearing the same color they are, so I’d just make sure you wouldn’t be mad if someone else had on a teal dress.
Post # 5
I almost went full yellow, but it actually was cheaper and easier for me to do separates, so that is what I did. But I LOVE the idea of color in wedding dresses. Love. Love. Love.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
My stepmom wore a gorgeous black dress that was nearly a cocktail dress to her wedding to my dad, and it was beautiful. I think you can roll with whatever you want. Personally I think I would still go with a “classic” color (i.e. navy) or a muted one rather than something very bright. But ultimately, it’s your wedding.
Post # 7
I’m going to go for a coloured dress too. I think it’s an awesome idea. I’ve got quite a few ideas on a Pinterest board, I’m leaning towards light blue but definitely blue not nearly white
Post # 8
Honestly, wear whatever you want! It’s your wedding! If someone is offended, then they can go sulk in the corner while you look radiant on your day.
Post # 9
I think there is no real reason not to! Plenty of other cultures have the bride in some bright color!
Post # 10
I love it! I wore a gray dress (well gray tulle bottom, ivory bodice) and got so many compliments on it. Lots of other cultures celebrate in bright colours!
Post # 11
bibliophilacticbee : Do it! You’ll have so much fun with so many great options!
Post # 12
Yes, do it!!! Tons of other cultures don’t have the bride restricted to white. People who say it is is all about tradition usually don’t know that the tradition doesn’t go that far back… people used to just wear their best dress of any colour. I can’t wait to see what you choose!
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2020 - City, State
I voted awesome. It is also odd, and I WOULD be mildly surprised, but I would automatically like you because it would show me that you do you even if it means going against the grain.
im probably going ivory with colored flowers but that’s just what I’ve always wanted, and I’m using pieces of my mother’s gown to make mine.
you do you!
Post # 15
- Wedding: February 2020 - Breckenridge, CO
crazychickenlady : I LOVE IT! I plan on doing a long sleeve lace top too!!! 🙂