(Closed) Guests wearing white to a wedding?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

As busy as us brides will be on that day, I’m sure you wouldn’t notice if everyone showed up naked.  I personally don’t think that rule is important to me.  Not to mention, I am wearing an ivory dress.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Some people may not know because culturally they are unaware, but that does not mean that people should wear white. Others may not know because they are clueless . . . anyway, nothing you can do to prevent that.  My theory is you can control colors only for close family and the bridal party which will be the bulk of your wedding photos anyway.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I personally don’t care at all if anyone shows up in white, as long as they don’t show up in a wedding dress, but since I know some brides are nazi bridezilla about the issue I would never wear white myself to a wedding.

 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I hope no one wears white to your wedding . But if they do..don’t let it get to you on your special day!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Thats why they make wine!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2007

I just noticed in my group photos that my husband’s cousin wore white (did have some flowers on it). I absolutely did not notice…umm..until 3 months later. I guess it depends on the type of dress. This was a short sundress – did not at all compare to a wedding dress.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Are the folks that wear white the same ones that show up with uninvited guests? 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

My mom is wearing white, but it’s more of a white jacket-type thing (over a black dress) with black and sliver threads throughout. I initially freaked out when she said it was white but then I saw it and it’s very nice. I don’t think it’s a huge deal unless it’s a completely white dress. And if they have a veil on, that’s a bigger issue! 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Ug, it annoys me. But I think that white with a large, floral pattern or any pattern for that matter is acceptable. As long as the white isn’t WHITE…you know?

I wore a white-ish dress with flowers galore on it to a wedding once – but then again the bride was wearing a red dress – and I mean RED! 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

cinderallasmom: you are hilarious!

 I hope no one wears white on your wedding day! But you know what, no one will even notice the other person wearing white. All eyes will be on you that day! 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I wore white to a wedding once, totally unaware!  It did have a floral pattern, but in white!  =X  I did wear my coat though the whole time. =D

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

in all honesty, wearing white (especially if it has a pattern) doesn’t bother me nearly as much as guests wearing black. I know that tradition has been overturned though and is quite common. I just feel like cursing a bride is worse than upstaging her, neither of which really happens of course.

Post # 15
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Wannabee

I would be very annoyed if anyone was wearing white to my wedding.  Also, I wouldn’t want to see anyone in black either other than men in black suits.  I may have to find a clever way to tell guests to not wear black or white to my wedding on our invites.  Hmmm………..

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2007

my sister wore white to my wedding. 

i didn’t think she was dressed appropriately at all.  she wore a white bohemian skirt with a burgandy tank top. 

she was going through a rebellious stage.  and it showed.

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