- 11 years ago
- Wedding: July 2009
LOL, I agree with Meganmp1. I think so long as you don’t wear white/cream/ivory- you should be golden. I personally had no idea about the etiquette rules of basically dressing down so you don’t steal the limelight from the bride, so I have worn red, black, and even one realllly fancy, “wow” dress (albeit to the fanciest wedding I’ve ever been to). I’m not one to ruffle feathers intentionally though, so now that I’ve planned my own wedding and learned more about these things, I wouldn’t have worn the red dress, nor the ‘wow’ dress because I wouldn’t want anyone to think i was trying to steal the spotlight (which they very well may have), even though i know i wasn’t. make sense? Actually, I had a woman wear a real show-stopping dress to my wedding- I mean, it was jaw-dropping and must have cost a pretty penny- but I complimented her on it! She looked hot! I didn’t for a second think someone might forget who the bride was, or say she looked prettier than I did!
I definitely think it’s ridiculous how careful you have to be with what you wear- since when do you have to try NOT to look your best when going to a dressy affair? Pffft. Also- I think even the people that wear all white/ivory- do it by complete accident anyway. Most people don’t get dressed and think “Gee, what should I wear so as not to steal any bit of attention from the bride/guest of honor?”