(Closed) ONLY the bride wears white.

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 77
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Is this dress it too white for a wedding guest?

Post # 78
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@luvssharpeis: That is exactly the kind of dress I was referring to in an earlier post! That dress looks perfectly appropriate to me, but according to some interpretations of the “rule,” it’s a total no-no. Apparently, “white is in the eye of the beholder.”Cool

@firsttimemom: LOL

Post # 79
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@Ugoob:

I’m sorry but I think your sister is being a little over the top. That dress is pink and white. It isn’t ‘a white dress’ and yes, it is ugly but it isn’t insulting to the bride.

Post # 80
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I love white and anyone that wants to wear white is fine with me.  I’m not sure if its cultural but I have worn white to other peoples weddings and so have many guest with no problems.  My brother is wearing a white suit to my anniversary and my husband is wearing a grey suit and no problem here.  I am more worried about having guest show up in jeans!LOL

Post # 81
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@luvssharpeis: I don’t think so…but that’s just me.

Post # 82
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

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@luvssharpeis: To me, that’s a perfectly appropriate dress for a summer wedding. How could anyone possibly mistake the guest wearing that dress for the bride?

Some people just take these things too far

 

Post # 83
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yeah, this doesn’t bother me at all.  I wouldn’t wear white as a guest because I know some people are really picky about it, but I didn’t see it as a big deal at my own wedding.  I had a few guests nervously as me if they could wear a floral dress with a white base, or even if black was ok.  I just told them to wear whatever they wanted!

Post # 84
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Helper bee

I would not be bothered by someone wearing a white or light colored dress to a wedding, unless the style was similar to a wedding gown. I had no idea that some people were so concerned about it! I always figured that as long as you don’t look like a bride you’re good to go.

Post # 85
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t really care if other people wear white. The wedding is outside in May so if someone wants to wear a white sundress…more power to them. I wouldn’t do it at somebody else’s wedding though.

Post # 86
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m assuming people know that white is the color of the bride.

If anybody wore white to my wedding, I’d probably feel sorry for them because a lot of people would badmouth them behind their backs for having bad manners/no common sense.

I’m curious about brides with non-traditional gowns. If your gown is red, for example, do you tell guests beforehand so that they don’t wear red?

Post # 87
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The only time a bride should be mad is when someone walks in wearing a bridal gown. Other than that who cares? In my opinion, I find it worse when someone wheres a really hot dress and gets their hair done and tries to stand out in the crowd. 

Post # 88
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Only the bride wears white is an unwriten rule. I don think it would be rude for you to tell her that your would appreciate her choosing a different dress.

Post # 89
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@kittybean: It was my boyfriend’s boss’ son’s wedding…So I didn’t know anyone and I had NO ONE to gossip with! It was really sad.

Post # 90
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@AmeliaBedelia: It really wasn’t ok. Especially since I just had to sit there and bite my tongue. I explained why it was so horrific to my BF and he didn’t get it…boys are dumb.

Post # 91
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I agree that only the bride should wear white. But it’s up to your discretion how much white is too much on another person. I honestly don’t care if they have a patterned white dress with color on it. But if it’s a “little” color then I would be annoyed at best. Either way, I’m wearing a huge wedding gown, so I’m not worried about being the distinguished guest of honor 🙂

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