Ok to wear a nude/blush dress as a guest to wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
7642 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Too light for my liking. Better safe than sorry.

Post # 3
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

xx06003 :  I wouldn’t do it personally as that colour is pretty popular for wedding dresses

Post # 4
9459 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

cute dress..

it depends a lot on the bride.  That would’ve been fine to my wedding, but i know other brides who may take offense.

and of course it depends a lot on the other guests, who are the ones who do most of the side-eyeing anyway.

Post # 6
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I would think it would depend on the color scheme of the wedding which is something you more than likely won’t know. For instance, that could be a bridesmaids color dress.

I personally would opt not to just to be safe.

Post # 7
12632 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Blush or nude is pink or beige. Both are traditionally completely appropriate colors for women to wear to a wedding. The dress in the photo is not white. People really do need to get a grip. 

Post # 8
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Since you don’t know the bride too well, I would opt for a different color dress if you aren’t sure what the bride or her girls are wearing, especially since blush/nude/beige are so popular these days 🙂

Post # 10
12632 posts
Honey Beekeeper

xx06003 :  The dress is perfectly fine. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise or that it might “photograph” as white. It’s not white and there is absolutely no rule that says you can’t wear light colors or pastels to someone else’s wedding just because some brides choose non-traditional colors these days. 

Post # 11
2927 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I think its lovely and completely appropriate! Especially with how dark it looks in the real life photos. I don’t think this whole new “don’t wear any light neutral colour because the bride might wear it” rule is ridiculous, what if the bride wears a red or black or blue or floral wedding dress (which are also increasing in popularity)? Every single colour can’t be off-limits!! And don’t even get me started on “not looking like the bridesmaids” because literally ANY colour dress can tradiationally be a bridesmaid dress, and I’m sure the bride does not expect every single guest she doesn’t know well to ask what her colour scheme is just in case. Just don’t do white and you are fine. 

Post # 13
2454 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I guess my question is do you see it as bridal? You mention buying it for an engagement photo shoot. Was that because you liked the dress or because you thought it suggested bride?

it looks like it photographs annoy darker than in the model. It’s probably fine.

Post # 14
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2022

Your real life photo makes it look darker and I’m swaying towards the probably fine. 

If you’re unsure about wearing it though you might feel nervous on the day and self-conscious. 

Agree with the exasperated comments on forbidden colours – white now seems to be banned from a hen party too! And my friend even went so far as to suggest white jeans, at a hen party, were too statement and Bridal 😖

Post # 15
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Noooo. Don’t wear white, ivory, off-white, blush, eggshell, snow, or nude. Just don’t. It’s a wedding. There are a billion other dresses in thousands of shades other than bridal tones. Beyond that, this is long and ruffled and looks bridal. Just don’t. Theoretically, as it was for an engagement shoot, you bought this dress to hint at bridal. Even if the bride says she’s cool with it, it’s probably because there’s no way to say ‘no’ without being seen as a raging-bridezilla-bitch. Save yourself the guest side eye and pick something in a different color. 

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