Post # 1
I absolutely love the way white looks. It’s so clean and so well…like a wedding! I’m having a fairly “southern” outdoor wedding in August. I’ve chosen white for everything- table clothes, flowers, even my maid of honor will wear a short white lace dress! I just think it would look great to see a sea of people walking down the down in white or at least very very soft neutral colors. Am I crazy for letting people wear white? I just don’t see how they could possibly steal my thunder in my fancy wedding gown in a white summer dress. Tell me what you think!
And I think I need to clear something up. I would NEVER ASK or FORCE people to wear white to my wedding. That is crazy crazy crazy! But I would tell them soft colors were good and that white/cream/ivory is not off limits.
Here are some pictures:
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
I like your pics and the look of all-white, but I don’t think I’d like my guests to wear white…just too much, IMO.
Post # 4
Sounds beautiful to me. The only thing I wouldn’t do is ask all the guests to wear white.
Post # 5
If it’s what you want, then go for it! However, I think too much white may look a little bland in pictures. I’d say either have white decor and guests wear other colors, or have guests wear white and have your decor pop with bursts of color. Your pictures will look better if there are pops of color. And realize in your pictures that you will not really stand out if everything around you is also white. If you are okay with that, then go for it. I don’t think you should request that your guests wear white though, as that can be pretty inconvenient. I’m thinking of a “touched by an angel” heaven scene the way you described everything haha!
Post # 6
You can’t dictate what your guests wear. Period. Please don’t ask them to wear anything specific – they’re not photo props.
Post # 7
Those pics are gorgeous. But I disagree with the whole white thing. YOU are the bride.
Post # 8
@oneofthesethings: I would definitely never ASK everyone to wear white! That’s just insane. However people have been asking what the colors of the wedding are. I told them to wear anything soft in color or neutral but I also told them white wasn’t off limits. You wouldn’t wanna show up to a soft colored wedding in navy blue! 😉
Post # 9
That sounds great! I look terrible in white normally, but I think it’s awesome!
Inspiration photo from google images:
Post # 11
I could pretty much care less what my guests wear haha. They could all show up in wedding dresses and I’d be like “WHAT AN AMUSING COINCIDENCE.” 😀 (In my mental image of this, the guys are in wedding dresses too. I just thought I should clarify this.)
Post # 12
Um, since I am not part of the wedding decor it doesn’t matter what I wear. Do you seriously expect guests to match themselves to the decor??? Then that’s just weird.
Post # 13
I’m definitely not saying I want everyone at my wedding in white- just that is not completely off limits like most people would say! All I am saying is maybe NO white/ivory/cream is a little old fashioned. I mean… look at these dresses! How could you possibly be mad at someone showing up in this
Post # 14
I am attending/doing a reading at my cousin’s swanky NYC rockabilly-themed wedding in July, and yes…she has a freakin dress code…everyone must wear black, red, white and/or polka dots. ?!?!? Totally eye-rollingly crazy and NOT appropriate. Your guests should not be required to be part of the decor. If they want to, or if you want to gently suggest pastel colors, I suppose that wouldn’t be too over the top. But I wouldn’t make it mandatory unless you want to irritate some of your guests.
I was actually thinking on showing up in some bright blue dress and then decided to take the high road and found a red dress (that Darling Husband says I look AMAZING in, and better than her…I know, that’s mean) 🙂 She’s the type that a total attention whore, always has to have the last word, everyone’s eyes on her, etc. etc. Anyways. I digress. 🙂 Just whatever you do, be polite about it and don’t command people. Nobody likes that!
Post # 15
Those dresses are beautiful! But don’t make it all, I’d rather you wear this than that. If i were a guest I’d feel kinda pressured to pick “the right” dress to “match” your theme. Know what I mean?
Post # 16
You are brave. I’m from the UK, where standard wedding ettiquette is incredibly lax compared to the US, but even I’m aware of the ‘white to a wedding’ faux pas. Not to say it’s wrong of you to want it, but be aware that the majority of your guests will go ‘I’m not wearing white, wtf?!’ and see it as very strange.