(Closed) Guests wearing white to a wedding?

posted 14 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 47
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I hope no one shows up in white to my wedding.  It’s not that I think people are going to mistake them for me (obviously they won’t no DUH) but it’s just the thought that counts.

You have a zillion shades of different colors to choose from, and you decide on white, of all colors.  I like to think that since it’s my wedding day, I get to be in white.  When it’s their wedding day, they get to be in white. 

Post # 48
1484 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m with OP. I better not see any big solid chunks of white. The reason is twofold. First off, although everyone keeps saying, “Everyone will know who the bride is,” I just happened upon an occassion that sentiment proved false. I love reading FI’s newsfeed because a boatload of old friends of his are either getting married or attending someone else’s wedding. I was looking through the pictures of what I thought was a beautiful bride until I saw her full outfit. From the waist up she looked like a bride- updo, loads of makeup, white, sweetheart neckline. The bottom half of the dress was poofy short and feathery- not at all bridal.. But a lot of photos are only from the waist up. At big fraternity weddings, guys are often allowed dates, oftentimes who have not met the bride. At this wedding, there was confusion. 

Then there’s the photography issue. The bottom half of your dress could be covered in bright flowers, but if the top is all white and a photo is taken sideways…. Also, photographing 2 people wearing white is tricky. If you’re wearing ivory (I am!) it’s even worse because even a white cardigan (clearly not bridal) will make my gorgeous satin dress look dingy. 

The only white should be in the tux’s shirts. That way, the thick black line of the tux in between me and the white won’t make me look dingy. 

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