(Closed) White Bridesmaid Dresses??

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I personally love white bridesmaid dresses.  I wanted to do them, but got vetoed by my mother and SO’s mother.  I am doing silver instead.

Those are really pretty dresses and would look nice in white.  Since your dress isn’t white white (post a pic!) it would be a cool look with your dress.  But it would be non-traditional, so think about if that is what you want.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Some traditions do have bridesmaids in white dresses; bridesmaids used to protect us from evil spirits.  They’ve gotten lazy in this day and age.  If you won’t jump on an evil spirit grenade for me, I just don’t know if I can have you in my wedding party.

I really love the first dress, and if your bridesmaids were grinning wearing them, go for it!  The happier they feel about how they look, the better the day will be! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think that sounds wonderful.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@HappierKate:  ROFL

 

OP, I actually love that dress and would love wearing it as a BM! Go for the white if it’s what you want. I actually like the black myself

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Go with the first option. The cafe colour will offset the white enough. It will look lovely.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

thats pretty..

 

. just by reading the title i was gonna say okay if the bridesmaids are wearing white i hope the bride is wearing a black or red couture dress! make the pics really pop.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

mine are all a champagne or cream color with brownish accents- and i have a tan sash too- i think it looks great! and nobody has said anything about it being strange… obviously you are the bride- people can tell lol I love thsoe dresses too- a great cut!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I actually think I like the 2nd dress in white better than the first dress- but that is just my opinion.  Both will look lovely in white.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Way back in the day, when the bridal party wore while (and usually the bride) it was called a “snowball” wedding (where I’m from). And “White Weddings” were those where the guests were asked to wear white also.

It’s is not unheard of at all!

 

 

 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it’s a really cute idea 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@HappierKate:  Agreed!

“The Western bridesmaid tradition is thought to have originated from Roman Law, which required ten witnesses at a wedding in order to outsmart evil spirits (believed to attend marriage ceremonies) by dressing in identical clothing to the bride and groom, so that the evil spirits would not know who was getting married. Even as late as 19th century England, there was a belief that ill-wishers could administer curses and taint the wedding. In Victorian wedding photographs, for example, the bride and groom are frequently dressed in the same fashion as other members of the bridal party.[4]

Wikipedia knows best. All bridesmaids should technically be wearing the same dress as you. If they’re not, the evil spirits are going to know exactly who to go for.

And wearing white as a bride is a fairly new tradition, too. Feel free to change it:

“In Western cultures, brides often choose a white wedding dress, which was made popular by Queen Victoria in the 19th century.”

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@toelopeornottoelope:  This is pretty much what I’m doing.  The only instructions I have given is to wear a white cocktail dress kneelength or shorter, please no shiney material.

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