(Closed) Is this appropriate to wear as a wedding guest?

posted 6 years ago in Guests
  • poll: Is this dress too formal for a wedding guest?

    Yes, you should look for something different

    No, it's perfectly fine

    Other, I'll explain

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    very pretty, though it needs a hem or you need some tall heels.

    Honestly, if its in a fancy ballroom its probably semi-formal attire, and that’s 100% appropriate.

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Since it’s an evening wedding at a formal location I say it’s fine as long as the dress isn’t in the wedding colors. 

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee

    I think it’s really pretty, but if you’re having doubts can’t you just ask the bride?

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee

    It’s beautiful! Honestly, as long as you are not wearing white, short shorts, jeans, or sweat pants, you will be fine (I have seen all of these at weddings unfortunately)!

    Post # 6
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    Honey Beekeeper

    I voted that the dress is  fine, but then I saw that there was no mention of this being black tie. I wouldn’t wear a long gown in that case. 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

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    laurennicole90:  Huh. I’ve never heard you can’t dress in the same colors as the wedding colors. 

    OP–I think it looks great on you and is more than appropriate for a wedding. I also think that it’s a solid choice in the sense that how you accessorize can make it work for more formal and less formal affairs (with sandals and some funky jewelry and your hair loose, it’s less formal; with heels and a stole and pearls, with your hair more styled, it’s more formal). 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee

    Why couldn’t you dress in the wedding colors? That isn’t a thing. 

    I think it’s really pretty and it’s after 7pm, you’ll be fine. One of my friends wore her prom dress to my wedding, (also after 7 but not black tie) and it looked awesome on her. (It was very classy and simple, not dated at all. She looked amazing.)

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Why wouldn’t it be fine? I’d be more worried about buying a dress 1 year before the event…

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

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    RosaBride:  I agree with this!  I think the dress is gorgeous and appropriate, but I would find it really difficult to buy a dress and then not get to wear it for a whole year.  Possibly the bride hasn’t even gotten hers yet.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

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    RosaBride:  
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    confidenceinrain:  lol–considering I hardly ever have the funds to buy a new dress for a wedding, I’m wearing dresses that I guess I bought 5 years too early! 

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I love it. Needs hemming or heels if thats your thing. 

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee

    I’m curious as to why people voted no. Can’t see this as being too formal for most any wedding unless it was just super casual! But I prefer people to be dressed up. I have seen someone take it too far at a wedding, but it was a Mother of the Bride wore a very sexy, revealing wedding dress that she had made in black on light in the box. 

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

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    BothCoasts:  I guess I was thinking it was a bit odd to buy it specifically for this wedding now, you know?  I definitely wear formal dresses for years at a time, but unless I had another event where I needed this long gown I’d probably wait to shop for it.  No judgment, though, and I love the dress she chose!

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