(Closed) Wearing white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day…

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I thought it was white after Easter…

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I thought it was that you couldn’t wear it after labor day, but you can wear it after Easter. I don’t really wear white so I don’t exactly remember the rule.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hmm well I’ve always been taught and gone by Easter, maybe it’s a regional thing. I don’t see why you couldn’t, it’s also spring so to me that would be another good reason. I say do it!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I never wear white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.  I just grew up with these “rules” that my sisters taught me.  But, as far as I know, it has nothing to do with Easter.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

One time my mom literally told me that everyone would be thinking that I looked ridiculous if I wore white at whatever wrong time. I wear it when I want though and haven’t had any odd looks 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think only old people and blue blood rich ladies still adhere to this rule.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

No, I think the rule is important.  Sorry, I gotta be honest…

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think maybe it is a Southern thing, it’s always been after Easter to wear white and then not after Labor Day. Growing up, we always looked forward to Easter to wear our new white Easter dresses with our white hats and colored ribbons and white shoes.

Easter, Memorial Day, to each their own I guess. Back to the original dilemma, @amaryllis, I think you’d be fine to wear it if you feel comfortable wearing it. The ivory sounds like it would be fine even if the “rule” is Memorial Day.

In the winter/after Labor Day, I switch to the winter white…I have nice winter white/ivory dress slacks and the winter white/ivory sweaters. I stay away from white shoes, though.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t really think about these rules when I dress.   So if you’re getting married before Memorial Day or after Labor Day, you shouldn’t wear a white dress??  That’s kinda ridiculous to me.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Amaryllis is inquiring about a luncheon, not her wedding. I wouldnt care if it did apply to weddings, though, Id still wear my white dress! 😉

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think you’d be fine wearing it. Sounds cute!

Just wondering what is the reasoning behind the rule? I’ve heard it before but don’t understand it. Also, maybe a dumb question, but does it just have to do with wearing white in certain kinds of material? Like, if you live in Minnesota and want to wear a white wool sweater or white wool coat in December that wouldn’t count, right?

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