(Closed) Wedding guest wear– it's supposed to be purple! Help please!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
3755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Creiddylad:  Maybe try hitting up David’s Bridal and buying a simple/short Bridesmaid or Best Man dress off the rack? They have every color imaginable, plenty of purple! (That’s my Bridesmaid or Best Man color!) 

Post # 7
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Creiddylad:  NP! Check out the site. All of the fall collections are coming out in both cocktail and formal and Purple seems to be pretty popular this season.

Good luck!

Post # 8
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Creiddylad:  Wear whatever you have in burgandy! It’s definitely close enough.

Post # 9
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

There are many shades of purple, ranging from more red undertones to blue undertones.  If you are concerned about how you look in purple shopping in person might be better than online so you can see the actual colour with your skin tone and find the most flattering shade.

Post # 10
4770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

if  you don’t want to wear purple, wear whatever you want.  If you’re not in the Bridal Party, it’s really a stretch to tell your guests what to wear.  I love purple so I wouldn’t mind, but really don’t stress about it.

Post # 11
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Creiddylad:  Wear an LBD with purple accessories.

Post # 12
728 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

UGH, why do people do this?

Post # 13
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Creiddylad:  This is where a literal translation of the attire request – VERY gauche by the way – comes in handy….

“Wear purple”

That could mean purple earrings, a bracelet, a plum colored scarf, eggplant socks hell, wear what you like and throw some purple undies on…

The point is, you can comply with this ridiculous request AND not look like Violet from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Post # 15
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Creiddylad:  I’m not here with an especially helpful sggestion, but I do have this for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkkIwO_X4i4 (turn your speakers down because it’s wierd and loud)

Can you accent with purple, rather than going fully purple? Also, is it just me, or is it really wierd to ask guests to wear a certian colour, rather than just their sunday best (or whatever).

Post # 16
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Creiddylad:  Wait? You mean someone actually said, “You should wear purple to my wedding”? All right, this has gone too far! 

I say, wear purple if you want to, otherwise F that! That is so fussy and demanding. People planning weddings need a HUGE reality check. You can decide what you and your wedding party wears, and maybe your parents and that’s it!  You get to set the dress code, too, but you don’t get to decide what colors your guests wear. Ugh. So annoying. 

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