(Closed) Wearing an ivory lace dress to someone else's rehearsal dinner?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is it okay to wear a white/ivory dress with lace to someone else's rehearsal dinner?
    It's fine. : (13 votes)
    9 %
    It's a no-no. : (113 votes)
    76 %
    Only if you ask the bride first. : (23 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I wouldn’t just because white is obviously traditional to a bride, and even though the bride herself might not be into tradition like wearing a white dress to the Rehearsal Dinner, white is still completely without a doubt associated with being a bride and it could still look inappropriate. 

    Post # 4
    908 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I don’t think it matters what the bride is wearing, it’s best to just avoid it.

    Post # 5
    5956 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Eeeeeck!  Only if you want to ensure her abject hatred of you for all time!!!

    Post # 6
    298 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - White Point Garden, Charleston, SC

    I wouldn’t do it, but I voted ask the bride.

    Post # 7
    4929 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    Definitely ask the bride. If she’s cool with it, then it’s fine. 

    Post # 8
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I hate that there are dress codes for everything now, But personally I wouldn’t just to avoid any issues.

    Post # 9
    583 posts
    Busy bee

    Even if the bride is fine with it, you know every other female is going to be looking at any woman wearing white and judging at least a tiny bit.  That’s why I voted no, I thought about “ask the Bride” but then realized that not everyone at the rehearsal would know you got the OK.

    Post # 10
    758 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Do you happen to have a photo of the dress in question?

    Edit: Unless it’s a legit hypothetical, of course 😛

    Post # 11
    1577 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I say ask her, although I agree with @LaurenKK:  that you may be judged by the other womenfolk.

    Post # 12
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Nope, honestly I would be ticked. I didn’t wear white or ivory to my rehearsal, but I still feel like those colors should be reserved for the bride at wedding-related events in case she so chooses to use the opportunity (as many brides do) to wear white at all wedding events.

    Post # 13
    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Ivorybuttons:  I always think, if you have to ask, its probley not a good idea in a case like this.

    Post # 14
    3082 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @Uyzie:  My wedding dress is white/ivory lace and I personally would be a little annoyed if someone wore a dress of that type to my rehearsal dinner. 

    Post # 15
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I would ask. The bride may not care since she isn’t wearing white/ivory. But I wouldn’t assume it’s ok.

    Post # 16
    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @LaurenKK:  agreed. skip it.

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