(Closed) Showers with dress codes

posted 7 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What do you think of showers with dress codes?
    Fine by me! : (38 votes)
    49 %
    It's asking too much. I may not have the right clothes and will have to shop for that AND a gift. : (35 votes)
    45 %
    I show up to showers dressed as Wonder Woman. : (4 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I went to a shower and we were told to wear “tropical attire”. I thought it was cute and vague enough that a wide variety of clothes would fit the theme. Some people did not follow the dress code, but it was not a big deal.

    I don’t think it is too much to ask, as long as it is not something extremely difficult or expensive. All guests being required to wear a ballgown might be a bit much…

    ETA: I just noticed the poll. I have a wonder woman outfit! I want to go to THAT bridal shower! LOL.

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think it’s a huge pain, especially to be asked to wear a color I might not wear otherwise.  I mean, if you’re a bridesmaid, you’re expecting it, but this is like asking every shower guest to go buy a new outfit they might only wear once!

    (I don’t wear a lot of colors since my complexion/coloring is a little weird, so anything apart from black/grey/white/cool blue does not live in my closet)

    Post # 5
    Member
    1144 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think it’s a fun idea. I want all my ladies to wear hats to my shower. But, I would word it as optional. People are already shelling out for a gift, you don’t want them to feel like they have to buy new clothes too.

    sidenote: I usually buy a new outfit when I have an event, so I’d be out shopping looking for pink right now. lol

    Post # 6
    Member
    5761 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Funny you’re asking about that, as I’ve just seen pictures of one where everyone wore pink. It was awful, and way too much for me! Maybe the bride and BM’s in a specific color (if they want to do it and have something already), and maybe even the Moms, but the guests? I wouldn’t go out and buy something for it and if they didn’t like it, I think that’s too bad.

    Post # 8
    Member
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I like it. It’s never bothered me. I think wear pink is a fairly basic request. Most of us do have pink in our closets somewhere.

    Post # 10
    Member
    6351 posts
    Bee Keeper

    LOL my shower is apparently being thrown at Fenway Park so the dress code is Red Sox apparel 🙂 One of my bridesmaid’s dad is letting us use his company’s box. There will only be about ten people but hey it works for me!

    Post # 11
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    6065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @Sking: Could you borrow something from a friend so you wouldn’t have to buy pink clothes you may never wear again?

    I voted Yes before reading your post…oops. I thought you meant dress code as in just being appropriate if it’s at a fancy place or something…

    theme parties are cool and i wouldnt have a problem but it is definitely an imposition when it forces guests to pay for more items…

    Post # 13
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    5761 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Sking: They pretty much wore all of the above, but it was overwhelming as all the decor/flowers/cake was pink too. It was like they had no filter on when it was enough.

    Post # 15
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    6065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @Sking: 🙂

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