Post # 1
My wedding dress 50s style deep red, and my bridesmaids will be wearing cream 50s style dresses. As such, I’d prefer it if guests didn’t wear red (much like more conventional brides wouldn’t want guests wearing white). Is there a good way of mentioning this? I’m not sure if I should mention something to guests when I see them (we’re not having a huge wedding) or what. Bit confused.
Post # 3
I don’t have any suggestions, but I would LOVE to see the dresses if you have any photos.
Post # 4
Yes, you can try to talk about it with your guests if you really don’t like that. Coz It’s your BIG DAY, don’t leave any regret of it.
Post # 5
Can you mention it to your mom/FMIL and have them spread the word?
Post # 6
@photogestelle: I too want to see pictures. Normally I would say there is no polite way to dictate what guests wear, but since you’re having sort of a unconventional wedding, what about making a catchy little something red insert with a red flower or red balloon say “red is reserved for the bride”. This would give guests the idea I suppose. If it were me, I would rather not mention it and just risk someone else wearing red so you can have the element of surprise.
Post # 7
It’s not an actual wedding dress, but I don’t really want something traditional. As lovely as long white dresses are, they’re just not me.
(I’ll be removing the black ribbon from the top)
I think I might mention it to my Maid/Matron of Honor and mother so the three of us can help spread the word. I’m pretty relaxed about what people wear and I’m actually pretty chilled out about the whole wedding in general. This is just one little thing I’d like. Of course if someone DOES wear red, I wont be kicking them out or anything lol. But by the same token I don’t want someone to turn up in red and feel awkward about it.
Post # 8
i like the insert idea….or spreading by word of mouth.
that’s such an awesome dress!!