(Closed) If white at a wedding is a no-no…

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Do your guests know that you’ll be wearing green? If I were a guest at your wedding and I knew you were wearing green, I’d probably avoid wearing green myself, but I wouldn’t expect most people to go through that thought process. In most cases it’s a stretch to even expect people to know they shouldn’t wear white at a wedding.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have to say, my view has always been that you shouldn’t be inviting people to your wedding if they can’t remember who the bride is, even if more than one person is dressed in white (or green).  😉

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

yeah i personally dnt even understand the rule that only the bride is allowed to wear a particular color.. the bride is the focus of attention even if she wears sweat pants, its her day and everyone came to see her and her groom. someone else wearing the same color as her wont make a difference

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

If you want guests to wear green, spread the word.  My friend had a small wedding and only one bridesmaid in red but she encouraged her other friends to also wear red.  All the girls in red looked good in the pictures.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Totally agree with bells! As long as you don’t care what they wear, I do not see why not…Oh..and people will definitely know who the bride is. Simply because she will be GLOWING!!!!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I can understand why this rule still applies. We look forward to and imagine our wedding day all throughout growing up. Its our big day where brides wants to be the center of attention.

To me its not the “white” that I think is the problem. Its the “What if someone wears something similar to the me” aspect. Like at prom or something. You pick out this perfect dress, one that makes you feel like a pincess just to find out later that someone else has the same one. It puts a damper on your night and doesnt make you feel so special anymore.

And because so many brides are wearing so many different types of dresses (usually white) we say “You can’t wear white” just in case your dress might look something like the brides. Because most brides will NOT be happy to show up to their own wedding with someone else having a dress almost identical. Even if we know no one will be confused on whom the bride is.

And most people are respectful of it because really, who wants to upset the bride on her big day?! No one!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Sorry, double post.

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