Is this dress okay for a wedding guest?

posted 2 years ago in Guests
Post # 16
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

To me, the point of not wearing white to a wedding is to let the bride have her moment and not wear something that resembles her gown. I would be 100% fine with this dress. It is a colorful, printed dress with a white background. I don’t see what the big deal is. 

Post # 17
9614 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

its fine

Post # 18
2061 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I think it’s great. In my opinion, it’s ridiculous that a dress can’t have a speck of white in it. This isn’t even close to resembling a wedding gown.

Post # 19
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

It’s gorgeous. If the bride were crazy, I’d say no. But since she’s apparently pretty low key and not insane, do it!

Post # 20
3532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

jb7979 :  This is one of the few white dresses I would think would be okay, but better safe than sorry! 

Post # 21
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I think it is fine but I definitely have friends who would side-eye it.

Post # 22
740 posts
Busy bee

So honestly, I think if it were YOUR friend or YOUR family member, I’d go for it! but since it’s your BF’s family, I think you want to err on the side of overly overly cautious and try to blend in

Post # 23
737 posts
Busy bee

Looks great! 🙂

Post # 24
26 posts
  • Wedding: September 2017

looks good to me I wouldn’t mind you wearing it to my wedding 

Post # 25
6934 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I personally would not wear it to a wedding. Will anyone mistake you for the bride? Of course not, but it’s still too much white for my taste. If it were floral w/ white I’d say ok…but this is white w/ floral.

Post # 26
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I dont see this as an issue at all…its not an all white dress. To me if a guest wore this to my wedding I really wouldnt care, people get so bent out of joint if it has a splash of white.. Esp during wedding season, its spring/summer its hot out and a lot of summer dresses have bits of white in them. Wear the dress.

Post # 27
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I think it’s fine to wear. I’d rather have someone wearing something like this to my wedding than something super revealing and scandalous.

Post # 29
3596 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

jb7979 :  nope. for two reasons: 1) it’s too white, and 2) it feels too casual/daytime. “new england manor” seems a bit dressier to me – this dress looks more “brunch wedding”

Post # 30
7865 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I just got married last weekend and spotted at least 4-5 different guests wearing white dresses with different prints on them. Dresses that would probably get a decent amount of “oh hell no!” if someone posted them on the bee, just because they had a white background…but are actually perfectly lovely and completely appropriate imo for a spring wedding.

I laughed to myself for a second and then went on enjoying the best day of my life! In fact, my aunt legit wore her own wedding dress to my wedding. Yes you read that right! It wasn’t a traditional wedding dress…was knee length and champagne colored, but she went around telling literally everyone who would listen to her that it was her wedding dress lol. Again I giggled to myself and filed it away as a fun memory of the day and went on to enjoy the ever loving hell out of my incredible, fleeting day.

Anyway, it was all a reminder to me that in real life most people don’t get bent out of shape about this stuff. I think the dress you posted is cute and totally appropriate, but if you think you’re gonna be stressed all night about offending some bridezilla with it, then I would choose something else for your own peace of mind!

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