(Closed) white to pre-wedding events

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
7637 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d be interested in other replies (note I’m on the other side of the world) but I say it’s fine. White is only out on the wedding day, when the bride is wearing white.

Post # 4
3902 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’d say it’s absolutely fine. A lot of brides don’t even wear white to wedding-related events. I would never even notice.

Post # 5
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’d say it’s ok, especially because it’s cream and you’re accessorizing with brown, so even if the bride is planning on wearing white, you won’t look very bridal.

Post # 6
1396 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Unless it looks bridal, you’re fine. Sweater dresses definitely don’t fall into the weddingy category! 🙂

Post # 7
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wouldn’t wear it, just to be safe.  I wore white to all my pre-wedding events.  None of my friends did, and I would have been okay with it if they did, but not all brides are as easy-going.


Post # 8
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

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@Beckster329:  Agreed- or maybe check with the bride. 

I didn’t wear white or cream to my shower or Rehearsal Dinner, and wouldn’t have cared if anyone else did, but I’ve seen too many posts on WB- “OMG, my BF/FSIL/FMIL wore white to my shower- how dare she try to steal my thunder!”

Post # 9
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

As far as I’m concerned, my opinion is white is only reserved for the bride on the actual wedding day, not every event.

Some brides would not be ok with it, and most would.

Post # 10
899 posts
Busy bee

Until I started reading this board, I had never seen brides wear white for ever single wedding event. I think it’s a littl silly, myself.

Wear the cream sweater dress. I’m sure in the real world it’s fine.

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