(Closed) Guests wearing certain colors at weddings.

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you care if a guest at your wedding wore one of these colors? (Choose as many as you'd like)
    I'd mind if someone wore white/ivory : (132 votes)
    53 %
    I'd mind if someone wore black : (9 votes)
    4 %
    I'd mind if someone wore red : (8 votes)
    3 %
    I'd mind if someone wore the same color as the bridal party : (26 votes)
    10 %
    I'd mind if someone wore some other color, and I'll explain below : (0 votes)
    I don't care what my guests wear. No color is off limits. : (74 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I think the only thing I’d ever care about is white! Beyond that, I don’t care what they wear! 🙂

    Post # 4
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i love colors so just for funsies i’d rather everyone be in color. but i would never be mad about it. i would be a little annoyed if they wore white though.

    Post # 5
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    One of my wedding colors were black, so I didn’t mind at all that people wore black..  As for people wearing the same colors as the wedding party, growing up, that’s what I always hear was the right thing to do.  I learned this from my mom who was raised in the South, so I’m wondering if it was a southern thing.

    Post # 6
    940 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    i really don’t even care if anyone wears white, because no one will be wearing my wedding gown, my accessories and have my husband on their arm. that’s all i care about!

    Post # 7
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I voted that I don’t care about any colour.  I had a couple guests that wore ivory dresses that would never be mistaken for a wedding dress and was fine with it.  However, if someone wore a white dress that looked like a wedding dress… then I would care.

    Post # 8
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think people spend waaaay too much time worrying about the color of their attire! Wear whatever you want! Feel fabulous! Dance the night away at my wedding with me!

    Post # 9
    5889 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    whenever i’m planning on wearing black to a wedding, i like to check with the bride first just because some people might be offended.  i just like to play it safe, but i wouldn’t care as long as you don’t wear white/offwhite.

    Post # 10
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I’d rather people not wear white bridal dresses or the exact color of the wedding party.

    I don’t care about any other colors.

    Post # 11
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think the only color that would bother me a bit is white/ivory.  But then again, it wouldn’t ruin my day because (as SapphireSun stated) it probably won’t be mistaken for a wedding gown.  

    The only thing I don’t understand about brides that would be upset if a guest showed up in the same color as the wedding party is this: how do ALL guest’s know what the wedding party is wearing prior to the wedding?  The only people who know in my case really are the bridesmaids and close family.  I don’t necessarily think it’s each guest’s duty to call ahead and check with the bride on this…I’ve never done it, and I don’t believe any of my friends or family have ever done so.  

    This is all just my personal opinion of course. Maybe it’s one of those cultural/regional things, but I have never heard of colors you should avoid wearing to a wedding…EXCEPT the obvious white/ivory for completely legitimate reasons.  Other than that, and unless the bride/groom are requesting certain colors for their wedding, anything is game!

    Post # 12
    1129 posts
    Bumble bee

    I voted anything would be fine – The only way I’d be frustrated would be floor length white or ivory in a wedding or flowing style that could be considered bridal.

    Although (I can’t remember who posted it) someone showed a photo of their Mom’s dress that was ivory lace and I recall thinking it was gorgeous!

    Post # 13
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I love WeddingBee but this is one topic that I keep seeing again and again that I think is WAY overrated. Seriously ladies, who cares?! Just relax and enjoy your day, you’re not in a competion with anyone.

    Post # 15
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I don’t care what anyone wears to my wedding as long as it’s not white (or looks like white) lol

    Post # 16
    183 posts
    Blushing bee

    the only color i care that anyone wears is white. any other color is fine to me. 

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