Light pink dress to a wedding

posted 2 years ago in Guests
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

 do people really spend that much on dresses to wear to other peoples weddings?

Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

I think it is fine.  This issue is always overblown on the bee and not in real life.

“I thought this was white”

“This might photograph white” 

“Some brides wear blush”

“If I squint in the dark you might look like a bride because this is a dress”

Seriously if you guys are looking at this and thinking it is white maybe get some glasses, stop making your poor sight other people’s problems

 

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sept20 :  $74? Everyone has different budgets but I would argue that $74 is not a crazy amount for a dress for any occasion, for most women. 

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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chitownyogini :  No, see, I don’t think it’s something to consider at all. If a dress photographs “white” because of the flash and time of day, that is NOT something that a guest should be concerned about. It is crazy that anyone should police their choice of dress to that degree. It is clear as day that this dress is pink, and any happenstance photography and shadow should have no influence on a person’s judgment of another’s wardrobe (i.e. the bride’s and/or other guests’ judgments).  

Bee, I am heartily sorry that you STILL feel this way about having worn the dress you wore (stop feeling bad about it, girl!), but your present-day concern about that is what should be critiqued — someone’s annoyingly Easter-tastic pink dress shouldn’t. 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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echomomm :  “it isn’t necessarily the bride a person needs to be concerned about, but instead the older female relatives who will whisper and point fingers because they have little else to do. It is other guests who will talk, not the bride.”

Who cares if they “talk” about a dress? Why should their ignorance and idiotic concern about hogwash that legitimately doesn’t matter — even as far as etiquette is concerned, given that this dress does NOT break etiquette standards — make any difference to a guest trying to dress herself for an occasion? 

Maybe instead of cow-towing to people who want to talk behind our backs about things that are NOT a big deal at all — which merely serves to perpetuate that kind of behavior — we should all just wear light pink! 

I’m sorry, but it does NOT matter if she wears that dress, and it does NOT matter if a few older ladies (who have nothing else to do at a wedding than gossip, apparently) get fussy about that dress. There are real concerns for which we should spend our energy; old ladies’ fashion bad-mouthing isn’t one of them. 

Post # 20
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Worker bee

In conclusion bee, wear your PINK dress and have fun at the wedding.

OK, next!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

 Wear the dress.  It’s not white and you like it.  Do not listen to the few who think blush/pink should be put on the list of do not wear colors.  We already have people who think black and red should be on there as well.(or any color that the bridal party is wearing. Which would have been for the last wedding i went to as the 4 bridesmaids were wearing different colors.)Hell, we have people on here that not only police the color a guest’s dress should be but the style as well. There’s usually at least one comment stating that a perfectly appropriate dress isn’t appropriate because it’s too “form fitting ” or “short” Apparently,  we can’t win unless we wear a neutral shapeless burlap sack. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee

This dress does not even, on any scale, look even CLOSE to white. It’s a pretty dress and I am sure it will look lovely on you. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee

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echomomm :  Idk in my opinion that’s a pretty old-fashioned way of thinking and I can’t imagine anyone in my circles (family included) gossiping about something as ridiculous as that….

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Wearing light pink is fine. I would just avoid that color if the bridal party was wearing it because I wouldn’t want to be confused with them, but that’s just me. If you like the dress, then wear it.

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