Post # 1
I traveled out of town overnight to attend a bridal shower in the morning- not too far from my hometown but just far enough that I can’t go back for a change of clothes.
Well, I was unpacking and I realized I packed a white linen dress. I was planning on wearing it with a denim jacket when I wondered, “Wait… can you wear white to a bridal shower?” I hadn’t even thought about it before! I know you can’t wear white to a wedding but I wasn’t sure about a bridal shower. I’m leaning towards no but I’d rather be safe than sorry. It’s too late to call the bride or the Maid/Matron of Honor and the shower is relatively early in the morning so I figured I’d just come here to ask.
So what do you think? No white dress to a bridal shower? I did pack regular jeans and tops also…
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn
@marhino: I would say no white. If it was a white shirt it might be different, but I would feel strange wearing a white dress to a bridal shower.
Post # 4
I think it’s fine! No stress girl. I think your outfit will look cute with a denim jacket too. The look won’t be as bridal with the jacket, so you’re good!
Post # 5
It’s a bridal shower. I wouldn’t even notice or care if someone wore white to mine. Plus, you’re wearing a jacket with it. No big deal. The wedding is a different story though.
Post # 6
I’d say it’s okay as long as you wear the jacket!!
Post # 7
I’d say no. Is there a Target nearby where you could find a cute dress? They open relatively early!
Post # 8
Etiquette Snob here.
And I am pleased to tell you that there are NO RULES of Etiquette for Bridal Showers… or other Wedding Events (just the Wedding where NO WHITE / NO LIGHT is the standard… Because of how it can effect the Wedding Photos)
Sure Brides in recent times have been choosing to wear White Outfits / Dresses* to many Wedding Events… (Engagement – Showers – Rehearsal) but it is hardly a strong trend (hence not a rule maker) yet.
*Lol, I myself wore a Cream Dress to celebrate my First Engagement in back in 1980… who knew I’d be the leading edge of a trend ?
Hope this helps,
Post # 9
I think it’d be fine as long as you wear the jacket, and maybe some colorful accessories to play down the white?
Post # 10
wear the dress. I doubt the bride will notice!
Post # 11
I wore a white dress with black polka dots to my friend’s bridal shower and I don’t think she minded (but the theme was purple and white and everything purple I own is winter clothing, and it was the middle of summer). I’ve only ever been to one bridal shower where the bride wore white.
Post # 12
Of course you can wear it.. it’s a wedding shower … it’s basically a party just to open presents. Why can’t you wear white? Will the bride be wearing her wedding dress?
Post # 13
As long as it’s not a wedding gown, you can wear it to any wedding related event.
Post # 14
It’s fine a lot bridal showers I been too in the spring or summer people end up wearing white or light pastels/cream colors too. The bride doesn’t own white for the whole length of her engagement.
Post # 15
I wouldn’t, but I guess it depends on what kind of a bride she is!