(Closed) Which dress should I wear as a rehearsal dinner guest? Is white a problem?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Which dress would you wear a guest at a rehearsal dinner? Is the white on the flower dress an issue?
    I strongly prefer Dress #1. : (26 votes)
    41 %
    I strongly prefer Dress #2. : (8 votes)
    13 %
    Both of them look great, either one works. Enough color is on #1 that no one should be offended. : (30 votes)
    47 %
    Don't wear a dress that has any white even if the pattern is mainly colorful. It would be rude. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    MissMarple:  I definitely wouldn’t worry about the white in dress one. In fact, I prefer dress one on you! I think the shape is really flattering and you look gorgeous in it!

    Post # 3
    2698 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    MissMarple:  I really like the flower dress on you, very pretty! I don’t think it would be an issue because there’s lots of colour in it. If it were a straight white dress I would advise against because that would be tacky. But, since that’s not the case, wear the flowers!

    Post # 4
    4518 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I love dress 1 on you, and it’s totally appropeiaye for the rehearsal dinner. Floral with a white background is never a problem, especially not at the rehearsal. 

    Post # 6
    1207 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I think dress 1 would be completely fine for the rehearsal but I prefer dress 2 on you as it’s more figure flattering on your body. 

    Post # 7
    548 posts
    Busy bee

    #1 is ok but #2 is more flattering on you because is more fitted. Go with #2.

    Post # 8
    1671 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

    MissMarple:  This is the rehearsal dinner, not the wedding: where what you like. Both dresses are super cute. I only started hearing about white/no white at rehearsals on the Bee a couple weeks ago.

    Post # 9
    1772 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    both dresses are completely fine and neither one is white.  I’ve never heard of a dress being a problem if there’s a tiny bit of white in it when the main color/s are something else.  I do think it’s not a good idea to wear an all white dress to bridal showers, on bachelorette parties, at rehearsal dinners, or at weddings (unless you’re the bride of course) – give the bride space to wear white if she wants to.  Of course, you’re welcome to wear all white dresses at events that aren’t related to weddings though.

    Post # 10
    4524 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Both are great! I personally love blue (like, a lot) but flowers are nice too

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