(Closed) Rules for what to wear to sis's wedding

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
7673 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Aside from white, I think the only rule is to not make it to flashy. I think red is fine so long as it’s not too bright. I’ve worn maroon (which is technically a red) no problem.

Same for blue. So long as it’s not real close to the BMs’ blue, there is no problem. (Actually I think “avoid the Bridesmaid or Best Man colour” is hogwash because most guests don’t know the Bridesmaid or Best Man colour, but anyway).

Prints are fine. Even prints with a fair bit of white (or red or blue) are fine, so long as it’s not mainly white.

Post # 4
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think if I were you, I would actually try to find a navy printed dress. That way you’ll coordinate nicely in photos but obviously not be a bridesmaid.

Post # 5
719 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

@unimeg07:  +1  

I was going to say go for a navy that does not look like the bridesmaids’ dresses, so I think that’s really good advice.

Post # 6
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would say anything black is also out

Post # 7
2375 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It depends on where you are and what time the wedding is.  At my cousin’s evening, early fall wedding in NYC, all the guests wore black or darker colors, standard cocktail.  If you’re going to a daytime, summer wedding on the beach, I’d expect to see much lighter, brighter colors.  Prints are always nice, and it allows you to broaden the color palette you can wear.  A pretty black and white printed dress is totally appropriate for most weddings.

Post # 8
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can wear whatever you want. If you found a red or black dress, then go with that. Whatever you’re most comfortable in.



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