Post # 1
In my own opinion, I think white should be reserved just for the wedding itself. When did it suddenly become tradition for the bride to wear white at every event leading up to the wedding and then again on the wedding day?
I personally, would get really sick of the color white. That’s why I plan to wear variations of our wedding colors on our events like my bridal shower or bachelorette party.
What do you think? Too much white or not enough?
Post # 3
i don’t particularly look good in white, so i have not adopted that tradition at all. my dress is ivory is well.
Post # 4
When I was married the first time (Circa 1980) this trend was just starting to catch on… altho at the time it was a case of Brides tending to choose off-white or ivory for special Pre-Wedding occasions.
I wore an Ivory Dress to my Engagement Dinner… and an Light Beige Dress to my Wedding Rehearsal.
White-White-White tho does seem to be the current trend. But then again more Brides are opting for Non-White Wedding Dresses now (Ivory – Champagne – Blush – Colours) than ever before, )those colours were truly rare when I was married the first time) so maybe it all balances out in the long run.
Hope this helps,
Post # 5
I wore off-white to my engagement dinner. Not wearing white on my bridal shower or rehearsal.Off-white for my wedding dress.
Not sure when the white trend started happening, but I think it’s nice switching it up. I don’t want pics where everything I’m wearing is WHITE.
Post # 6
@krislynn_sd: Do whatever you want. Let other brides do whatever they want.
No one’s going to criticise you for not wearing white at pre-wedding events. (Or if they do, they’ve got no class).
Post # 7
@paula1248: Oh I’m not judging negatively what everyone else does, nor am I letting others effect my decisions regarding my wedding day. I just wanted to open up a little sharing and see what other brides are doing for their pre-wedding wear…
Post # 8
@Diamond84: Exactly how I feel 🙂 I think it’s just too much white and I have a bridesmaid who was upset because she was told she would get kicked out of the wedding if she wore white to the bachelorette party, because only the bride wears white.
I don’t think that applies to events before the wedding. It got me thinking about it, nonetheless. I am definitely not wearing white until the wedding day. Or at least not all white, maybe a dress with a white bodice and different colored skirt or something.
Post # 9
I think wearing white is sort of fun! I wore a white lace dress to our engagement party–it felt like a little reminder of how fun and exciting things were. That’s just my two cents, of course. 🙂
Post # 10
I didnt have a million events leading up to my day. However, I did have a shower and I wore an off-white lace dress. It was in July though. I didnt wear white for my bachelorette or anything. I dont care what another bride does.
Post # 11
@krislynn_sd: I actually didn’t wear any white before the wedding! My shower was a surprise and I was wearing a pink dress, we laugh and say that it looks more like a baby shower in the pictures!
It is pretty cute when brides wear white and I think it is totally fine! Just don’t wear white to another brides event!
Post # 12
I plan on wearing white to the events leading up to the wedding. I like the idea of it, but it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Nothing wrong with that either. To each their own.
Post # 13
@krislynn_sd: I was at JC Penny and they were having a HUGE sale in october for all of the left over white dresses (I guess the whole no white after labor day thing?) So I decided to just check some out and found two I really liked. It works out because the bachelorette party and shower are the same day so the same outfit and the other dress will work for the rehearsal. Both are during the winter so I plan to wear grey tights, a colored cardigan, colored flats, and colored jewlery so there will be white but I am going to layer a lot of color onto it.
Post # 14
I wear a lot of white anyway, even before we were engaged. I have about a zillion little white summer frocks, it’s one of the easiest staples in my wardrobe. Particularly in the summer – and especially now we live in a climate that’s basically summer all year round – they’re a no-brainer for me.
I’m not having a bunch of pre and post wedding events, but we are doing a civl wedding and a destination wedding, and I’ll be doing wedding gowns for both of them. Haven’t thought about what I’ll wear for the rehearsal dinner, but it will be flowy and romantic (not necessarily white).
Post # 15
I have no plans to make my outfits match my wedding colors or stick to plain white. I will simply pick out a dress/outfit I like for each occasion. I wore white to my sisters rehearsal dinner (and she wore blue) so the chance of my randomly picking white is possible, but not planned.
Post # 16
I think I’m going to something primarily wear white or ivory to my bachelorette, my rehearsal dinner, and my shower. I want the full pre-wedding bridal fashion experience! Plus, I never wear white regularly so it will make me feel even more special.