(Closed) Not wearing white on wedding day?

posted 9 years ago in 30 Something
  • poll: Would you not wear white?

    Definitely not, white all the way!

    I would consider it, but probably will go with white

    Not wearing white

  • Post # 3
    2187 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I am wearing a champagne colored dress. This is the dress but I ordered mine in champagne color.

    Post # 5
    1611 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    Wedding dresses wern’t traditionally white until Queen Victoria got married in the 19th century. Before then, brides wore their nicest dress or their favorite color. Martha married George Washington in a royal purple dress. My grandmother sewed her own wedding dress and it was robins egg blue. I say wear whatever color you want!

    Post # 6
    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m wearing ivory and purple. I look awful in white, love wearing colour, and I’m a contrary cow (FMIL wanted me to wear white), so I had to sneak some colour in there somehow Wink Plus I love love the pops of colour on this dress

    Post # 7
    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Ivory all the way! I have a yellow skin tone and white just makes me look really icky and sickly. Champagne actually was my favorite for my skintone, but my dress only came in ivory, which I also liked.

    Post # 8
    6430 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’m wearing ivory. It just looks better on me than white does.

    Post # 9
    2969 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I wore white but I think your reasoning for wanting to wear a colored dress is great! Go with what is in your gut. 

    ETA: Well after reading the other comments, I guess technically my dress was ivory, but that’s pretty much the same thing! No one would call an ivory dress a colored dress. 

    Post # 10
    5486 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m sure a lot of us on here have no business wearing white, so if that’s your reason, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. White symbolizes a bride, virgin or not. (In my opinion.)

    Post # 11
    2567 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    @Rubbs:  I second that!

    Wear what you want, it’s your wedding.  But make sure you won’t regret not wearing white later in life.  (And by “white” I mean anything in that end of the spectrum.  Ivory, champagne, or diamond white, it doesn’t matter.  Pick what looks best with your skin tone).

    Post # 12
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I wore blush, technically “rum pink”.  I loved it. It looked good on my skin tone and I definitely still felt bridal. My feelings about it are…that it IS important to FEEL beautiful and special on your wedding day, but that can mean different things to different people. And if you will feel like a bride in a bright ful color, go for it! Honestly, everyone at your wedding will still know you are the bride, no matter what color you wear. 

    Post # 14
    7225 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I’m probably going to end up in white. I’m not opposed to other colors, so if something stands out to me, why not?

    Post # 15
    1075 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have never been traditional and I always knew that I would not ever get married in white or cream. My dress is blush pink and I would have love to wear red but we compromised my Fiance does not like red.

    Post # 16
    1612 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I went with Ivory( basically white) but I just wanted that tint of what ever you would call that tint ivory has.

    i’m just so pale i had too!

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