(Closed) Okay to wear to a wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Okay to wear to someone else's wedding?
    Yes : (56 votes)
    95 %
    No : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Ehh.... I'll tell you what I think below. : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    2701 posts
    Sugar bee

    Yes, it is fine to wear, especially since you said it is not the color of her bridesmaid dresses. It looks formal and dressy. Also, kudos to you for finding another way to use your bridesmaid dress.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Looks perfectly fine to me!

    Post # 5
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    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it’s okay to wear, but you’re right, it looks a lot like a bridesmaid’s dress. If that doesn’t bother you, then go for it. The more I think about it, though, I think the shoes are part of the reason it looks like that. I think if you go with silver or another color shoes and fun accessories, it would look less bridesmaid-y. Good luck!

    Post # 7
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    2100 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Just wear non bridesmaidy shoes and I think it will be lovely

     

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I wouldn’t have guessed it was a bridesmaid’s dress by looking at the picture.  I think it’s perfect as a guest for a wedding

    Post # 9
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    7295 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i think its fine. like you said, as long as its not one of the weddings colors, then you are all good. i wore a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress as a guest once and i just checked beforehand that it was not the brides Bridesmaid or Best Man color!

     

    Post # 10
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    10601 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    When Bridesmaid or Best Man dress shopping my sister fell in love with a dress.  When I picked up my wedding dress, she decided she really wanted it and bought it with plans to wear it to a wedding or 2.  Go for it!

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I actually wore my bridesmaid dress from one wedding to a different wedding – all I received were compliments!  Also my dress was a different color/style from the bridesmaid dresses at the other wedding.

    Post # 11
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think its just a mental thing but I wouldnt buy a dress sold as a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress to wear to someone elses wedding, especially if its from davids bridal because their dresses are well known, I sadly know the style number of that dress without even looking it up, but maybe thats because I’ve been to davids bridal too many times

    Post # 12
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    111 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think it’s fine! I am actually wearing that exact dress as an Maid/Matron of Honor next weekend (in gray instead of blue) and it’s a cute, flattering dress. I don’t haunt David’s Bridal or anything and I would have just assumed it was a regular dress if I didn’t have reason to know otherwise. I’m guessing 99% of the guests won’t have any idea that it’s designed as a bridesmaid dress.

    Post # 13
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    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it would work totally fine!

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think it’s 100% ok.  The ultimate goal of a bridesmaid’s dress is to have something you can wear again, right?  I can’t imagine a better place to wear it than at a wedding (especially because you said that it doesn’t resemble the actual bridesmaids’ dresses).

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