(Closed) Guest Attire – Wedding Colours

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Huh… that is strange of her, imho. What color is it? Is it a common dress color, or one that is definitely a bridesmaid color?

 

Post # 4
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2701 posts
Sugar bee

Just politely explain to her that you would really appreciate if she didn’t wear the same color as your bridal party. I think that is a very reasonable request. Tell her that you want your BMs to be able to stand out that day and there are other ways she can dress herself to coordinate with ther date.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would never purposefully wear the same color as the bridal party (obviously you don’t always know ahead of time so it might occasionally happen – but never on purpose).

ETA: We have the same avatar!

Post # 7
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729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think it is lame to match your Boyfriend or Best Friend. You aren’t going to prom.

 

I hate when the parents of the bride or groom coordinate with the party. It looks too planned out.

Post # 8
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729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

double post….

Post # 9
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13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@rosesarered: It totally threw me off when I opened the post.  I was like “wait a minute, I didn’t start any threads today!”

Post # 11
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1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yeah I would tell her if she wants to match she should wear whatever the color of the tux is.

Post # 12
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1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would ask her if she could wear a different shade of the color… like if the bridesmaids are in eggplant, tell her she can wear lilac or a print/pattern, but you’d rather have just the bridesmaids wearing your specifc shade of eggplant.  remember, some guests may wear your color without even realizing they’re matching and some may intentionally wear the color because they think they’re supposed to!

Post # 13
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7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs.KMM: @rosesarered: Oh man I am going to be confused now!

I wouldn’t stress too much about it. She isn’t going to be in any pictures, but I would comment that matching your Boyfriend or Best Friend is a bit middle schoolish. 🙂

Post # 14
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3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I actually like to match my Fiance sometimes! Especially if it’s a fun color. But I don’t go out of my way to do it. I don’t think it’s middle school or childish if it’s done the right way… so I don’t understand what the big deal is.

However, I don’t like to be in the same color as the bridal party. It just seems awkward to me. I wouldn’t be mad though… Is she planning on wearing a dress that is the solid color, or has the color’s highlights?

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