Is this dress too white to wear as a wedding guest?

posted 3 years ago in Guests
  • poll: Wear the dress or choose something else?
    Wear that dress : (69 votes)
    45 %
    Find something else : (84 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 2
    2855 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    Sure, it has plenty of color and the bride would probably have to be pretty opinionated about wearing white to offend her but really? Can people really not find any dresses that ARENT white? For one day? I would just find something in literally any other color and call it a day. 

    Post # 4
    133 posts
    Blushing bee

    smalltownbigworld :  I know right? I didn’t care that much but I was actually surprised by the number of people who straight up wore white to my wedding– a plain white dress.

    But to the OP, I don’t think I would even consider that a white dress, it’s like a floral dress… I think it should be fine.

    Post # 5
    47276 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It’s fine. It’s not a white dress.

    white dress

    bright colored tropical floral

    Post # 6
    2131 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I wouldn’t mind if someone wore that dress to my wedding. I would mind if someone wore a white dress. 

    Post # 7
    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    If you have to ask, if it’s “white with…”, or “not really white… more like a really pale x” or it’s “actually silver, blush, cream, etc”, it’s not appropriate for a wedding. Of course there are some brides who wouldn’t mind, but unless you know for super sure that THE bride wouldn’t mind, it’s best to play  it safe and just find something else. 

    Post # 9
    75 posts
    Worker bee

    Honestly, if I were having a beach low-key wedding, that’d be the type of dress I’d wear as a bride, ha. It’s lovely.

    Post # 10
    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    smalltownbigworld :  I agree with this. Why can’t people just pick any other color???? 

    Post # 11
    1839 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    If you know the bride is wearing a plain white dress,it’s fine.  If she might be wearing a flora, I wouldn’t wear it.

    Post # 12
    1013 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    It’s fine. 2 of my best friends wore white dresses with floral patterns on them to my wedding and *gasp* no one mistook them for the bride.

    Post # 13
    8983 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    DrCrazyCat :  

    For the umpteenth time. It is not about being  ‘mistaken’  for the bride. Nobody (unless  wearing a strapless lace ivory mermaid with a veil ) is going to be mistaken   for the damn bride . It is about  respectfully allowing the bride to be the only one that day wearing the traditonal bridal colour.  

    Post # 14
    1013 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    elderbee :  so you’re saying that no one can wear even a hint or speck of white to a wedding because it’s the ‘traditional’ bridal colour….yet a lot brides don’t even wear white themselves so it’s really not that traditional anymore is it!? 


    Look at what Pipppa Middleton wore to a wedding in Stockholm recently – a long white and black dress. Very beautiful and very guest appropriate.

    Get with the times.                 

    Post # 15
    82 posts
    Worker bee

    DrCrazyCat :  I think Elderbee woke up on the wrong side of the bed lol… 


    Whilst I agree with what Elderbee said the tone would of been more appropriate for your username ‘catty’ spings to mind 🙂

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