Post # 1
I am attending a wedding in a few weeks and I have picked out a dress that I think looks lovely. The problem is that I need to cover my shoulders for the ceremony because it is in a Catholic church. The strapless dress is a bright blue color with rhinestone beading at the bodice. I think that a crisp white blazer would look very good but I don’t want to offend anyone by wearing white on the bride’s day. What is your opinion: should I wear the blazer and not worry about it or do you think I should try to find a different blazer? If you think that I should wear a different color, what would you suggest? Here is the style of dress but the color is a much brighter blue. Unfortunately I cannot find the color to show. Please help because I don’t want to make a fashion faux pas! Thank you!
Post # 3
i think the white blazer should be fine. no one will mistake you for the bride and if it’s only for the ceremony portion in the church.
Post # 5
@lolaswann: Agreed. You’re not even wearing a white dress. I certainly would not be offended or probably even notice if I were the bride.
Post # 6
im not one for tradition ever so I say wear the white blazer.
Post # 7
I think you’re fine with the white blazer. I was just at a Catholic wedding this past Saturday (very traditional) and I saw a lot of guests wearing white sweaters/jackets. I never would have noticed this type of thing if I weren’t planning a wedding 🙂
Post # 8
I’m against the white blazer. I’m not a fan of solid white of any kind, no matter how much or little, worn at a wedding. If it were a print blazer that had white as the base, then that’d be find. But solid white, no.
Post # 9
I think you should not wear the white blazer.
Post # 10
I wouldn’t wear it. I’m not a fan of large blocks of white, either. I actually think a tan color would match better, anyway!
Post # 11
Eh wear it, no one is going to mistake you for the bride. Wearing a blazer, shaw, etc that is white is not going to offend the bride.
Post # 12
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Since you’re only wearing this for the ceremony, I think it’s fine- as a bride, I wouldn’t be upset with someone doing that.
Looks like your feedback is 50-50, so to be safe, ask the bride if she’d be bothered, or find another color.
Post # 13
if you are close with the bride, check with her.
I personally won’t be offended if I am the bride. It’s not like you are wearing a white dress with no color prints. I won’t ask my guest to buy a different jacket just because it’s a tradition not to wear white. IMO it’s silly.
But everyone is different. So if the bride doesn’t mind, you should be fine. I say ask her first, to ease up your mind.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t be offended, but I think most would. I agree with asking her.
I think Whitney said it best when she said “Like the groom is going to get confused?”
Post # 15
I have honestly never understood the whole “no wearing white” rule. I would be more upset if you showed up to my wedding in jeans. Wear your white blazers, dresses, pants, shoes, etc. But do not wear jeans to my wedding.
lol But anyway I honestly don’t think a white blazer will be a big deal and I seriously doubt the bride will notice or care.
Post # 16
Although it would probably be fine, I would err on the side of caution and go with a different color.