(Closed) Why did so many women wear white to my wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

You had time on your wedding day to notice these ladies? Of the five, only the one with the tea length dress sounds kinda bridal. If you don’t want to see her, ask your photog to photoshop her out.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That’s annoying. I would definately ask your photographer about photoshopping or maybe a little color editing? Especially in the photos where she is in the background (and you’re in the foreground)

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I know! I went to a wedding this weekend and there were a few ladies who wore white. Most wore white, that had black detail (like a waist band, or the bottom is black). One girl however, wore a ivory/champagne dress, with a lace strapless top and chiffon-y long skirt. Woah – I do not get it.

I think regardless, it’s pretty clear that you are the bride and that you should not let other’s faux pas let you down!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wore a white and blue tea-length dress to two weddings.  The mother of the bride at the second mentioned that she had almost worn the exact same dress, but felt it was too flirty for the mother of the bride.  The first one the bride later complimented me on the choice (my bf and I are notoriously fashion illiterate.)  The dresses with black wouldn’t annoy me at all.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I hate it when people wear white to weddings! Of course, we all know who the bride is, but it ruins photos. I love how brides stand out because they’re the only one in white. It draws the eye. Not so much when someone’s standing next to her in a white sundress :P.

Sorry this happened to you :(.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

this is insane! my Future Mother-In-Law is trying to buy WHITE dresses for FH’s little sisters (who are manning the guestbook and gift tables)…not sure how to handle it…they arent mini brides, lady!

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That seems like a lot, but I think with it being the summer that people might think about it less as many summer dresses come in white.

 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m so sorry this happened to you – I would definitely have the pics photoshopped.  This is one thing I actually feel pretty strongly about.  They can wear white 364 days out of the year.  Have some respect.  My Future Mother-In-Law wanted to wear white to my wedding.  We put the nix on that very quickly!  Here’s hoping she’ll listen….

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

This is something I just don’t understand. Why get bent out of shape about it? No one’s going to mistake them for brides. I agree that the strapless, lacy one is a bit much, but otherwise? Let it go, man.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

People who don’t read wedding blogs on a regular basis might not think about not wearing white.  I mean, it’s not like anyone there will mistake them for the bride since they know that they are your YOUR wedding.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am with Statutory Grape…it is nothing worth getting upset over. If the worst thing that happened at your wedding was a few women dared to wear white, I’d say the day went pretty well.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

There were 4 ladies in white dresses at my wedding. One was a really casual cotton dress, one was a fancy/shiny could-be short wedding gown, one was another semi-casual dress and the last was a mostly white with some gray accents. HOnestly I didn’t even notice it until I saw pix after the wedding. But that one woman in the lace gown with sleeves sounds like a real faux pas!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

The folks who wear white to weddings are the same folks who don’t wear white after Labor Day, so they were probably trying to wear out all their whites before summer ends…LOL! 😉

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