Going rogue… colored wedding dress

posted 7 months ago in Dress
  • poll: What would you think?
    It’s awesome!!!! : (110 votes)
    75 %
    It’d be odd, but I wouldn’t think that much of it other than mild surprise : (31 votes)
    21 %
    It just wouldn’t feel like a wedding without a bride in white! : (4 votes)
    3 %
    DON’T DO IT! You’ll regret it!!! ( : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 2
    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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. 

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    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
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • 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
    65 posts
    Worker bee

    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
    546 posts
    Busy bee

    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. 


    jas15 :  

    Post # 6
    1430 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    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
    1045 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I think there is no real reason not to! Plenty of other cultures have the bride in some bright color!

    Post # 10
    6081 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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 # 12
    933 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    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
    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • 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 # 14
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: Chesapeake, VA

    Very pretty! 🙂

    Post # 15
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2020 - Breckenridge, CO

    crazychickenlady :  I LOVE IT! I plan on doing a long sleeve lace top too!!! 🙂

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