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

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Can I wear this?



    With the right accessories!

  • Post # 92
    6317 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @EPatriciaWilliamsR:  I suppose some would argue that since it’s a beach wedding, the bride may also wear a short white dress, so it could be competing. Maybe since it’s a beach wedding you should err on the side of caution. However… if this were any other wedding I would say go for it!

    It doesn’t look like a wedding dress. It isn’t even totally white.

    The idea behind guests not wearing white is for them to not show up the bride. I think very few white dresses do.

    Post # 93
    6317 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @Birdi:  Really? I would think that asking you was a thoughtful gesture no?

    A linen dress hardly looks like a wedding dress unless you’re having a super casual wedding…

    Post # 94
    2585 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @canarydiamond:  Yes, it was nice she asked and I did tell her it was ok to wear. But I don’t  know this girl shes a plus one. That is what bothered me the most.I found the whole going out of her way to ask me sort of rude. I would never consider asking a bride if I can wear white to her wedding, I would just choose another dress…is it gonna kill her to wear a non -white dress to my wedding?! 

    Post # 95
    4231 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    IMO, too much white. Just be safe and don’t wear any white, at all. 

    Post # 96
    594 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Eh, I wouldn’t care and I am pretty uptight and anal about anything related to my wedding, yet this wouldn’t bother me.

    Post # 97
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Absolutely not!


    Especially if you don’t know the bride very well. Surely there is something else you can find that is NOT white. It’s not about being “mistaken for the bride”, I personally think it’s disrespectful. It’s also about tricking the eye in photos. If there is only one white dress in the picture, your eye automatically goes there. If there is more than one, the eye gets confused. Either way, I would never wear that to a wedding!!!


    Post # 100
    634 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I love the dress! But i would ask the bride her thoughts.

    Post # 101
    3584 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would say no. There are many other colours to choose from besides white you never know if the bride is a bridezilla or not and it might irritate her lol

    Post # 102
    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    There’s nothing wrong with it. If you wore that to a wedding, I don’t think I would mistakenly think you were the bride. I think it’s fine. 

    Post # 103
    4097 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @EPatriciaWilliamsR:  I think there’s enough print on it to distract from the white. All good!

    Post # 104
    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    If the bride is wearing white, then no, do not wear a white dress to the wedding.  Be respectful that on this day she is the one that should stand out in white.  Even with the print.  It may not be intended as rude, but if you question it to the point of posting on here…then in your heart you know it is a good possibility that it’s not okay.  Anything but white, unless the bride is wearing pink/blue/ etc.

    Post # 105
    1301 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I think it perfectly ok to wear.  Its a printed dress…not a white dress.


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