(Closed) Is it ok to wear a white dress with colored floral print to a wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 16
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I think the idea behind “no white” is to not look like a second bride. This doesn’t look remotely bridal. I’m sure you’ll see plenty of other women wearing floral dresses at a spring or summer wedding. It’s lovely. 

Post # 17
2913 posts
Sugar bee

The more important question is, “Why do you want to?” You know it may be an issue for the bride. You know it has a lot of white, you’re unsure enough that you posted about it. All that together says, “Don’t wear it.” The fact that you still asked and want to wear it makes you seem like you’re dying for attention at someone else’s wedding.

Post # 19
75 posts
Worker bee

It’s a beautiful floral dress that doesn’t look remotely bridal to me at all.  If you already bought the dress I say go for it.  No need wasting time and money looking for an alternative less white dress.

Post # 20
4034 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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nuberi09 :  I don’t think it looks bridal at all, and I’ve never been to any wedding where a guest “outshined” the bride. If other guests think it’s tacky, then they’ll just gossip about you and that’s that. If you’re worried about what other people may think, then go with something else. 

Post # 21
3106 posts
Sugar bee

It is a very joyful, colorful, happy print. How could it not be appropriate for a wedding?

Post # 22
702 posts
Busy bee

I wore white dress with pink floral pattern to a wedding last year and I didn’t think anything of it! I don’t know why anyone would have an issue with this! 

Post # 23
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I just don’t get why you can’t avoid white or ivory. If you have to ask, IMO, not appropriate.

Would I care if someone wore this to my wedding, no. But I would never wear it to a wedding myself. 

Post # 24
555 posts
Busy bee

I love it! I think it would be okay. Yellow is the main colour that pops out on it, not white. IMO

Post # 25
64 posts
Worker bee

It’s perfectly fine. NO bride would wear that unless it’s a very alternative kind of wedding, in which case you wouldn’t have even considered this dress anyway. I would only have an issue with an all-white dress. 

Post # 26
480 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I guess I’m one of the odd ones out.  There are plenty of other colors to choose from other than white and ivory.  I mean, I doubt that I would notice if this was for my wedding, but if I did notice, I don’t think that I would be happy about it-not that I would say anything.  Basically, if you have to ask, I would say no.

Post # 27
2015 posts
Buzzing bee

I think it’s lovely! 

Post # 28
130 posts
Blushing bee

Love the dress and I wouldn’t be upset if you wore it to my wedding, but I personally wouldn’t do it. It’s one day and I think it’s best to pick another color. 

Post # 29
42 posts
  • Wedding: August 2015

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nuberi09 :  I honestly don’t even think of that dress as being white. I wouldn’t think twice about it.

Post # 30
634 posts
Busy bee

Everytime these questions are asked the boards are spilt & full of “if you have to ask ….”, “how hard is it to avoid white & Ivory”, “I love it”, “no problem” etc. But at the end of the day you know what’s acceptable in your social circle, you know the bride. If she’s relaxed about etiquette & the do’s & don’ts of a wedding she probably won’t even notice. If she has previously commented on something like this in a negative way then don’t do it. You’re friends I’m guessing you know where the land lies. 

I think it’s a fab dress, so beautiful and would have been delighted if one of my guest worn it cause I love looking back on my wedding day pics and seeing how fab everyone looked and the efforts with the dresses / hats / bags etc cause in a way it made me feel they must have thought my big day was important enough for them to go all out & look their best! 

Hope you enjoy the day!!

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