Post # 1
My wedding color is purple (it’s my favorite color). The other day I was talking to my mom about my bridal shower, and she mentioned she has to buy white pants to go with her purple top. She then tells me that my sister plans on wearing the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress (it’s pretty casual) we had picked out for her to wear to the wedding before we found out she was pregnant.
I was planning on wearing a purple dress. Not because it is my wedding color, just because I like the dress. But if MOB and Maid/Matron of Honor are both wearing purple, I’m hesitant to wear the same color.
Is it tradition to wear the wedding colors to the bridal shower? Or does my family just feel the need to blend in with the balloons?
Post # 3
i haven’t really heard of this. Wear whatever you want!
Post # 4
I am not aware of that being a tradition….. I think they just feel the need to blend in with the balloons.
Post # 5
I’ve never heard of that being a tradition. My shower was a total surprise so even *I* wasn’t wearing my colors.
But I guess it could be a thing!
There were really pretty cupcakes and cocktail napkins in my wedding colors, though. 🙂
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s a tradition but I think some people just like “blending in with the balloons”. I think it’s nice to complement the color scheme but no, I don’t think it’s necessary to be the exact color. I had friends and family say they dressed to match the invitation though. LOL
Post # 7
I have never heard of this either. Then again, where I come from, your shower is usually a surprise. So you really can’t pick a certain color.
Post # 8
@Ennie: around here yes it’s done, and the bride to be wears a with or light colors outfit.
Post # 9
I don’t think this is a tradition. Bridal showers themselves are not really a tradition, from my background. (as in, people have heard of them, but don’t see them as necessary).
Post # 10
I never heard of this, but it sounds like they’re just really excited and getting into the theme. I think it’s fine to wear purple – everyone will know you’re the bride!
Post # 11
I have seen this at some parties… not necessarily the wedding colors, but often the hosts will wear something that kind of goes with the colors/theme of the shower. At my friend’s Alice in Wonderland themed party, she wore a light blue dress to represent Alice & all the bridesmaids wore colors to represent different characters (sister in black & red w/a heart necklace; bm in flowy light green dress for the caterpillar, etc).
Post # 12
Never heard of it. Spin off question – is the bride supposed to wear white to the shower? Someone told me this once.
Post # 13
I don’t think its necessary but it will make any pictures from th shower look coordinated.
Post # 14
we dont live in the renaissance or Victorian era any more, tradition went out the window years ago.Its YOUR (and his) wedding do what YOU feel and be happy about doing it . its going to be the best day of your life you found your person who makes you happy and your telling everyone close to you that you love him and found that person who completes you colors no colors, theme no theme just make sure his mother doesn’t wear white! LOL