Post # 1
I was shocked to see at least FIVE women in white dresses at my wedding last weekend!! I can’t figure out why they would do this. Is it possible that they really didn’t know that its inapporopriate to wear white to someone elses wedding? Or did they know but just not care? Or were they purposely trying to irritate me?
Two of my mother’s friends wore white sundresses. They told my mom in advance they were doing this because they didn’t feel like they’d be taking attention away from me since they are older. I was ok with them wearing white because the dresses were short cotton ones and didn’t look very bridal.
Two women who are girlfriends of my husband’s groomsmen wore knee legnth white chiffon dresses. One dress had a black sash, the other was black on the front but white on the sides and back.
One woman wore a hideous white lace tea legnth dress with sleeves! It was seriously a wedding dress! I was most irked about this dress, and she’s in the background in a lot of our wedding pictures. It looks like there was another bride in the room!
Anyways, just wanted to vent a bit. Wish I gotten a picture of all 5 of these women together!
Has anyone else seen a lot of white dresses at weddings?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 # 13
I don’t think I would have been upset if just one or two women had worn white. But five?? It didn’t really bother me at the wedding, but I don’t like seeing the white lace dress in the background of our photos. And one girl who was wearing a white chiffon dress was even sitting at our head table, so she’s bound to be in lots of pictures! Hopefully the photos can be photoshopped easily.
I would like to think that these women wore white cause they didn’t know any better. But I suspect some of them were purposely trying to irritate me or just didn’t care what I thought. I wonder what they will think when they see the color of their dress changed in the professional photos!
Post # 14
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
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
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! 😉