(Closed) Is it crazy that I WANT people to wear white to my wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Themes
  • poll: Would you let people wear white to your wedding if you had THIS theme?
    Absolutely : (33 votes)
    65 %
    No, never : (18 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • 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
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Sounds beautiful to me. The only thing I wouldn’t do is ask all the guests to wear white. 

    Post # 5
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    3763 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
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    2390 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
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    8472 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Those pics are gorgeous. But I disagree with the whole white thing. YOU are the bride. 

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    That sounds great! I look terrible in white normally, but I think it’s awesome!

    Inspiration photo from google images:

    Post # 11
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    4659 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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.” πŸ˜€ (In my mental image of this, the guys are in wedding dresses too. I just thought I should clarify this.)

    Post # 12
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    2390 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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 # 14
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    747 posts
    Busy bee

    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) πŸ™‚  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.  πŸ™‚  Just whatever you do, be polite about it and don’t command people.  Nobody likes that! 

    Post # 15
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    747 posts
    Busy bee

    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
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    Helper bee

    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.

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