(Closed) Guests in Red Dresses

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

It wouldn’t bother me for a guest to wear red, but it would bother me, if the dress was really revealing and/or really short.

Edit: The only time the color of the dress would bother me is if it was white or it clashed with the colors of my venue and/or my colors.

Post # 4
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it’s fine!  Red is actually the color of celebration to the Chinese so I would like seeing people in celebration colors!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wouldn’t even think twice about red. Hell, my mom wore red! But she did ask to make sure it was okay and I thought it was completely unecessary

Post # 6
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1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I wouldn’t mind at all! 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Any color is acceptable as long as it is not what the bride is wearing. Red is fine, black is fine, etc.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Hm. I’ve never heard of red being against etiquette. I thought it was only white. I just bought a red dress to wear to a wedding, so I hope it’s fine!!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t have a problem with any colour other than ALL white!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t care.  Red is fine, I don’t even care about white as long as it’s not bridal looking.  I’d honestly just be happy to see people wearing anything besides cowboy boots and their “fancy jeans.”  Le sigh.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Red’s one of my sorority colors, so I would be happy if people wore it. But I know what you’re getting at. It’s such a bold color, it could possibly be distracting from the bride. But I think as long as it’s done tastefully, red is a delighful color to wear to a wedding.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

@noritake22:  how would a guest know in advance what your venue looked like or what your colors are?  Honestly as a guest I have never even stopped to think about the colors i’m wearing to a wedding as long as it’s not white.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

No guest will ever outshine the bride, no matter what she’s wearing. Nobody’s going to be looking at the group photos saying “Ooh, who’s that in red?”

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

As long as it’s not a South Asian wedding (where the bride is most likely wearing red) you’re ok!

Post # 15
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’ve heard of this—I think it’s kinda old fashioned, i.e. red being a very “sultry” color which isn’t “wedding approrpriate.”

I think the style of dress is a much bigger deal than the color.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Red is usually ok, but as ja7975 said.. if its an asian wedding, you might want to be mindful of the brides feelings.  the traditional gowns of asian weddings are usually a red crimson color.  so wearing red to an ‘asian’ wedding is pretty much like wearing white to an ‘american’ wedding.

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