(Closed) Wearing white to a wedding..?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 31
9575 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

its not going to outshine the bride but I definitely wonder if they were raised in a barn. 

Post # 32
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

MackenzieRaelin:  Alot of people with beach weddings or smaller intimate weddings ask the guests to wear all white. We did it with our wedding- all our guests were in white, but we only had 4 guests total that were all family asking me what to wear… That being said, it’s pretty hard to upstage the bride just bc you are wearing white- it might appear to be in bad taste to others though. My white dress was obviously a wedding dress, their white dresses were obviously summer sundresses…. Personally, I think it looked gorgeous!!!

Post # 33
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

I would guess it depends on where you live/social setting in which you were raised. I grew up with the notion that wearing white to a wedding is unacceptable. I still adhere to this policy when attending a wedding in present day. It’s not my day, it’s the brides. And although I may not outshine her, it’s the fact that I am taking her feelings and customary practices into consideration. There are many other colors to wear. Unless of course the bride and groom suggest or request you wear white – That’s a different story.

Post # 34
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

i might not wear white myself, so i don’t think i’d care if someone else did.  and if i did wear white, i would consider making the bridal party wear white like the brits.  🙂

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