(Closed) Wearing white/silver to a bridal shower?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is very light silver appropriate for the shower?
    Definitely : (36 votes)
    61 %
    No way : (9 votes)
    15 %
    Might be inappropriate : (14 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    picture would help?

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I personally wouldn’t care one bit. I’m wearing bright pink to my engagement party and probably colors other than white to everything else. I feel like my wedding is my chance to wear the big white dress and other times, I’ll wear something I like. That being said, I also wouldn’t care if someone wore white to my wedding… I’m pretty sure people will still know I’m the bride.

    If you think she’ll be pissed, I would avoid it just to avoid drama, but otherwise, go for it.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I personally wouldn’t and would feel a little out of place thinking that everyone was looking at me for wearing white when I’m clearly not the bride.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i think its more important to stay away from anything white-ish at a shower than it is at a wedding!

    its very likely that the bride will show up in a white cocktail dress at the shower and you may look too “its MY bridal shower”. at a wedding its unlikely that any white dress a guest may wear would rival that of the bride.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Seriously it’s ridiclous, wedding day perhaps. But at other events the bride doesn’t get the option of being the only one wearing white. I don’t like really like white and rarely wear it, however I had this one white lace summer dress I got as gift for my mom and I would wear it to a shower.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would maybe shy away from wearing it to a wedding but I think a shower is fine.

    Post # 12
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    1827 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    haha i guess my thinking is completely ass-backwards. oh well!

    Post # 13
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    Are brides supposed to wear white to their showers? I’m definitely not … wasn’t aware of that, had to travel to the shower destination, it’s tomorrow, and I did not bring a white or white-adjacent dress, so I won’t be wearing one! And I honestly wouldn’t care one shred whether anyone else did – every singe guest could show up in white tomorrow and I wouldn’t bat an eyelash. If this is a “thing,” though, maybe just check with the bride-to-be and see if she cares?

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee

    I am wearing white to all of my pre-wedding activities but I don’t care if any one else wears white to them. I personally would steer away from it for any wedding related activities just in case the bride wears white to them all like me.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @Sheepshead:  THIS!

    I find the whole “no one wears white but MEEEEEE!!!!” rule to be quite dumb. I could not give less of a f*** if someone wears white to my wedding, let alone the shower. 

    Please wear it. And please give me the email address of anyone who DARES complain about it so I can ask them just WTF is their issue with it. 

    And who cares if a bride wears white to her shower? Why should that preclude anyone else from wearing white? What if she wears navy blue, and you’re in navy blue too? Does that still make you a rotten guest because you might be mistaken as a thunder-stealer?

    Post # 16
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    814 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Brides are adults and should act like it. If they feel they own the colour white for the entire duration of their wedding events, then IMO they’ve really got their priorities messed up. NOBODY will confuse you for the bride. It’s ridiculous, wear whatever you want 🙂

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