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

posted 5 years ago in Guests
Post # 46
2544 posts
Sugar bee

Personally I wouldn’t, but it’s not going to cause an uproar or anything. Thing is this stuff depends SO much on the bride’s attitude and what she’s wearing. My oldest sister who is way more type-A bridezilla than my other sister didn’t bat an eye when two people wore white with a tiny bit of pattern dresses to her wedding. My other sister, who I consider SUPER laid back and non-chalant about weddings (she had hers last minute on a family holiday with like 15 people) was super upset when someone wanted to wear a knee length very light pink dress. 

I’m not saying that the bride (or any other judgemental guest) is ‘right’ to be upset about it, I just would rather not upset the bride regardless of whether or not she’s being rational. Out of awkwardness as much as anything else. 


Post # 47
6700 posts
Bee Keeper

If it were me, I wouldn’t. I’m going to a wedding where the bride is wearing blush. But that’s just me. 

Post # 48
2340 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

How formal is the wedding? In the real life photo you posted, the color looks fine. If it’s an evening wedding or a more formal affair,  I personally wouldn’t wear that dress. That dress would be more suited for daytime beach wedding (or something along those lines.) 

The style is pretty similar to some Free People dresses I have that I wear to brunch, sightseeing on vacation, etc- so for me it just wouldn’t feel “dressy” enough for a wedding. (But, admittedly, I do like to dress up for special occasions) 

Post # 49
196 posts
Blushing bee

I wore a long nude beaded (kind of blush beading) dress to a wedding. I checked what the bride was wearing first (traditional white satin a-line), it was totally different to the bridesmaids and everyone else seemed to think it was fine. I still ended up feeling uncomfortable about it and still do a bit. It is possibly the influence of the Bee because I probably wouldn’t previously have given it a second thought, but I now live by the rule ‘if you have to ask the answer is no’. That’s just my rule though. I would be absolutely fine with you wearing this to my wedding and would roll my eyes at anyone who criticised you for it.

Post # 50
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

No. Too light, in my opinion. If you’re not sure/on the fence (hence asking here), then it’s usually a no.

Post # 51
9987 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I mean, could you? Sure.  As a fellow guest, I’d probably be giving you some side-eye and wondering what you were thinking, but that’s just me.

Post # 52
1187 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes, it’s fine!

Post # 53
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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xx06003 :  I say wear it! It’s sooo cute and I adore the color. I say as long as you’re not wearing white you’re fine. Where did you get this dress by the way? 

Post # 54
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I think it’s fine. Brides get dibs on white, not every color under the rainbow. 

Post # 55
2775 posts
Sugar bee

I think the leg slit is way more questionable than the color. I’d aim for something more conservative, especially given that you don’t know the couple well. 

Post # 56
207 posts
Helper bee

I think that the fact that you even had to ask should give you the answer. Just wear a different dress, what’s the big deal.  Why put yourself in an potentially uncomfortable situation. 

Post # 59
1477 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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xx06003 :  Good call!

Post # 60
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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hawkeyebride2be :  Hahahaha Loved that comment!


Bee, wear the heck out of that dress.  I’m assuming its flattering on your figure and you like how you look in it.  I want to look out and see people that feel good dancing and celebrating.  If any biddies are whispering at your dress choice I would take a moment to feel bad about their insecurity and lack of substance and move on! You cannot ban every popular fad color jeez!

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