(Closed) She wore white to my Wedding!!!!!!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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2589 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Cut her some slack – its a prom dress – I had NO idea what the rules were about weddings when I was 17 either…

Post # 4
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5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

iits white (and pretty btw) but i wouldnt confuse it with a wedding dress.  i guess they are about 17/18yrs old – i would give her a break, im guessing she was more excited about her prom than your wedding. geez

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@mandypop:  +1. I didn’t know about this rule until a month ago when I saw it on here. It’s not a big deal. Nobody confused her for the bride. She certainly didn’t upstage you.

Post # 7
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6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@JustMarried51912:  I agree with the PP cut her some slack she is a teen and prob doesnt know about weddings. I doubt really anyone cared or noticed since they only stayed for the ceremony. 

Post # 8
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236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I know that really sucks, but I’m not sure I would have known better at that age, either. Maybe she already had her prom dress purchased and didn’t realize it’s a faux pas. Before I went through the post-college wedding rounds, I was pretty clueless as to wedding etiquette because it was something I never really went through. 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Normally I don’t think there’s any excuse for wearing white unless you’re the bride but that was her prom dress in which she was attending right after your wedding. In this case, I think you have to let it go. They were only there for the ceremony and then left. Should she have chosen a completely different prom dress just because she had to attend your wedding ceremony right before?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wouldn’t blame age. I knew not to wear white to a wedding when I was a teenager. BUT, I definitely would have been more concerned about prom than my boyfriend’s sister’s wedding, so I probably would have either not gone to the wedding or worn the dress anyway.

Post # 11
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3261 posts
Sugar bee

Yeah, since it was her prom dress I don’t think its that big of a deal. Plus no one would mistake her for the bride.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mandypop:  +1. I’m sure this will be funny when this happens to me. Two of my cousins wore white to my sister’s wedding. Long formal dresses. These were full grown women too. They seem to do this in every wedding in our family. I’m sure mine won’t be any different.

Post # 13
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2951 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

im sure it kinda sucked but I dont think its that big of a deal.

Shes a teenager. They dont think much farther than themselves lol. Yes its white but the sash breaks it up well. It looks like a short promparty dress…. nothing wedding related.

Be happy for them. Im sure they were for you!

Prom is a big deal for most kids!!!! As weddings are for us! 😀

Post # 15
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869 posts
Busy bee

@mandypop:  Another +1.  She doesn’t look like a bride, I wouldn’t stress about it.  How about a positive recap instead!?  Hope the rest of the wedding was amazing! 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hon, she’s 17 and headed to prom. 

As mandypop put it, cut her some slack. Hell, cut yourself some slack!

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