(Closed) What to wear as a guest?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1319 posts
Bumble bee

Honestly, I would just ask the bride on this one if you can, since to me it seems like it could go either way. The dress itself looks like something that would be okay to wear, but it’s tricky since it’s the bridesmaids’ color

Post # 3
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: Backyard Forest

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CakeSniffer:  I also would ask the bride. Especially because the dress is the same colour as the bridesmaid dresses. I personally wouldn’t care if someone wore the same colour as my bridesmaid dresses, but if it was the same shape/material? I would suggest they wear something else. If the bridesmaids are wearing chiffon flowy dresses with sleeves, it wouldn’t be a big deal, but if they’re the same shape and strapless? I’d probably want to wear something else. 

Also – it would be good to know if this was too formal. You can definitely find some decently priced maxi dresses in a nice material for under $50. 

Post # 4
1575 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

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CakeSniffer:  It’s a beautiful dress, but honestly it looks too formal for something isn’t listed as black tie. I would go with a cocktail dress or a dressy maxi.

Post # 5
3080 posts
Sugar bee

I’m voting too formal. Send a message to the bride, just in case.

We went to a center city, formal, hotel wedding last month. I checked out the website, saw how fancy the decor was and assumed it would require more formal attire. I was going to wear a long beaded gown, but my back went out that week, so couldn’t wear the heels that go with it.

Boy would I have looked silly. The only ladies wearing long dresses were the bride and her mother. The bridesmaids and MOG wore short. I would have looked ridiculously overdressed, despite the venue. Around here, guests tend to dress lighter, in the warmer months. 

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