(Closed) Wedding Guest Wearing White

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee

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 # 4
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Blushing bee

Find a different blazer.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

im not one for tradition ever so I say wear the white blazer.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think you should not wear the white blazer.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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
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Blushing bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Bumble bee

Although it would probably be fine, I would err on the side of caution and go with a different color. 

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