(Closed) Showers with dress codes

posted 9 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What do you think of showers with dress codes?

    Fine by me!

    It's asking too much. I may not have the right clothes and will have to shop for that AND a gift.

    I show up to showers dressed as Wonder Woman.

  • Post # 17
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ve seen those requests -pink is a pretty easy one. 

    I’d rather go as wonder woman 🙂

    Post # 18
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think its a fun idea!!

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think its fun, its just one day and I’m sure you dont have to wear all pink, you can just wear a pink accessory if you are really opposed to wearing pink.

    Post # 20
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    Honey bee

    I think its a little annoying. I actually have tons of pink clothing, but unless I am in the bridal party, I dont like being asked to wear a certain color.

    Post # 21
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

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    @Sking: I don’t love pink either. I own a pink cardigan and a pink tanktop. I would just wear one of those with white pants. I also own pink shoes, so that could be an alternative. I don’t think you need to be in pink from head to toe.

    Post # 22
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It depends on what they ask for. IF they said ALL white, I’d be like I don’t have all white… but it it were pink, I could show up in a pink shirt and jeans per se.

    I’d try but I wouldn’t go far and beyond to match.

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it’s weird and I’ve never been asked to wear anything specific to a shower.  It seems like an inconvenience, plus I’m a grown woman, can’t I wear what I want?  My first thought was that it’s childish/immature/a young bride who thinks it will look “neat” in photos.

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @milesbella: I don’t think they are dictating what you wear just suggesting a color.

    I don’t think a theme or trying to make a shower more personal is childish. It’s immature to say “Hey the brides favorite color is pink so we really wanted to do a pink shower for her. If you have a cute pink piece of clothing, jewelry, hat whatever, please wear it.”????

    How is that childish? I know grown woman who have themed 50th birthday parties. Are they immature?

    Post # 25
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My friend wants to have a 50’s housewife theme party where everyone will be asked to wear a dress or skirt with an apron or a Kentucky Derby theme party at the Racetrack and Casino and everyone will be asked to wear their best hats and dresses. Of course it’s optional, but it would be fun. It’s not like we will kick people out for not coming dressed properly.

    NOW, my venue DOES have a strict dress code and they will ask people to leave if they don’t follow it, so I had to post it on my website that guests must be dressed properly or they will be asked to leave by the clubhouse staff.

    Post # 25
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

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    @milesbella: I don’t think maturity or age has anything to do with it. It’s just a cute way to fill a room with a specific color.

    I am planning a wedding for a bride who is wearing a black wedding dress. With hot pink criny, it’s fantastic. She asked for all of her guests to wear white. She’s 32 and a lawyer. I do think it’s “neat” and that there’s nothing wrong with that.

    Post # 26
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Wasn’t trying to ruffle any feathers … my opinion is that it comes off as childish, probably b/c I can think of a handful of coworker’s and FI’s friend’s (all younger) who would dress in pink and think it would make for cute pictures, meanwhile Grandma and Mom and all the older aunts are sitting around in bubblegum pink outfits.  I just think it’s weird, my opinion.

    Theme parties are actually different to me than requesting someone wear something specific, and in this case, especially since pink was the color choice.  I just don’t understand the point of everyone wearing the same color to a shower.  Because “it’s cute?”  That, to me, seems childish.

    Post # 27
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it’s kinda weird. Depending on what mood I was in, I would either be like, “That’s so dumb. You can’t tell me what to wear. I’m not coming to the party.” Or else, “Sure, whatever.” <eyeroll>

    I’ve never heard of this. And I suppose that if it were a real situation, like one of my friends, instead of an abstract question like this, of course my relationships with the people would be considered, and that might change what I would actually do!

    Post # 28
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Not a fan. While I wouldnt necessarily have a problem wearing pink (it’s my favorite color so I’d probably wear it anyway) I don’t like being told what to wear. I’m an adult and I can choose my own outfit thankyouverymuch!

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think it’s fun. In your case I might just go with something pink? A necklace? earrings? sandals?

    Post # 30
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Meh. Would I ever request it of people? No. Would I do it for a friend? I guess so. It’s not asking that much of me. I’d feel a little stupid though, especially if I had to be somewhere before or after and was wearing something I didn’t really want to or didn’t feel pretty in. Pink, for example, is NOT the right color for some people (ahem, me).

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