(Closed) White suit for a wedding guest?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Dress whites are clearly a “uniform” and they have the markings and ribbons, no one would think anything of it! I think it’s perfectly fine 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Usually, the white rule is for women.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I side eye the white dress big time. But in this situation I think it would be fantastic if he wore his dress whites. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree, dress whites do not equate to a white dress on a guest.

I’d see it as a sign of respect if a guest wore his (or her!) dress uniform to my wedding.  The U.S. government has decided that the uniform is the appropriate formal attire for service men and women at important events. 

To have a guest wear the uniform to your wedding is kind of awsome -IMHO.  And as a guest, I’d be sure to thank the soldier for his service if I saw him in uniform – there’s no way that could be misconstrued as an attempt to upstage the bride!

You are in the right, and I don’t think any guest would question his choice of clothing.  (If I recall correctly, the media reported that the dress code for the wedding of Prince William and Catherine included “Dress Uniform”)

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

totally fine. Unless you have some crazy anti-military family members who will give him a hard time, which I assume and hope isn’t the case!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with PP. It is totally fine if he wore his dress whites and they’re very clearly distinguished as such. If anyone hassled him or thought poorly of him, I probably would be offended on his behalf!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I agere. I think it would be wonderful if he wore his white suit. It wouldn’t take any attention away from the bride (which is the purpose for the “no woman wear a white dress” rule).

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You really need to think of this as a dress uniform and not a “white suit.”

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think this would be a-ok.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think it would be an issue at all. I agree with PP it’s more of a uniform that a suit.

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