Is it okay to wear a white dress with a blue pattern to a wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Would I see you and mistake you for the bride? Nope. So go for it. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

natalielh :  I would be totally fine with someone wearing this to my wedding – however I have petty aunts and family friends with nothing better to do than gossip, who would totally side eye you and say things. For this reason I suggest finding saw something else.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Sorry, disagree! It’s near impossible to mistake a guest for the bride even if they’re wearing white but the point is that it’s polite to avoid that one colour for the day. 

Some brides don’t care (I wouldn’t have) but as a guest I would always err on the side of caution and so for me, a maxi white stress (even patterned) would be a no.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Rydges Hotel

I wouldn’t care if a guest wore that dress to my wedding. I don’t really see the problem. It is white, but the there’s also a lot of blue. Go for it

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Truthfully? Whilst no one will mistake you for the bride, I wouldn’t wear that dress to a wedding.

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

If it’s an outdoor daytime wedding, I think that dress is fine, especially if it’s going to be hot out.  If it’s a evening wedding, it may be a bit too informal – just the colour/pattern not the shape of the dress itself.  I love the dress though!  

Post # 8
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Helper bee

The color is fine. I think the cut is inappropriate for most weddings, though.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

No way is that dress too white!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper

The color and pattern are not an issue, but I don’t like the cut outs for a wedding. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Love the dress bee! I agree it would be perfect for an outdoor daytime ceremony, maybe a bit casual for a more formal evening wedding though. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Really depends – the white is a bit predominant in that fabric, so even though it doesn’t remotely read as white/competes with bride, it still reads as a white dress with a blue pattern.  I’ve worn a dress with a white base to a wedding before, but the flower pattern on it was predominant enough that the dress read as blue, and I added a black bolero sweater.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper

It’s a cute dress for a casual, daytime event. I wouldn’t consider it to be too white but it appears some would–how well do you know the bride and families and how chill are they? 

If it’s an evening or more formal than casual wedding you need to look for a different option separate from the color. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee

Don’t wear it. It’s not just if it reads as a wedding dress. It is a white dress with stripes. You don’t wear white, it’s not your day to wear that color. I would totally be side eyeing you and thinking you were a bit rude.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

natalielh :  just no. Avoiding white isn’t so much about being mistaken for the bride (which never happens); it’s about being polite. Allow the bride to be the one in white on her wedding day. 

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