(Closed) Do you think this is appropriate for a guest to wear…?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Do you think this is appropriate for a guest to wear?



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  • Post # 63
    7439 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Truly inappropriate for sooo many reasons !!

    One of which is the colour… another is sitting in it at the Ceremony (*rolls eyes*).

    I do hope she is messing with you, because at 31 she should KNOW better (not like she is a teenager who hasn’t heard of the whole “No White so as to not upstage the Bride”)

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    @EffieTrinket: Thank you… I am ROTFLMAO now. 

    If someone had worn that to my first wedding (circa 1980) back when I was in my early 20s, I could sooo see one of my Relatives / GFs doing exactly that… and it would have happened the second the Cocktail Party kicked off  “ooops, sorry I bumped into you… and got red wine all over you… guess you’ll have to go home and change”… (lol, “What a shame you won’t be around for any of the photos”)


    Post # 64
    962 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    That is so tacky! Bleh! Sorry if I’m offending anyone. I would just say

    1) It’s not nice to wear white to your wedding

    2) It’s a bit short, anyway!!

    Post # 65
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I actually think the dress is cute and something I would wear as my reception dress (if I decide to do that). BUT if someone wore it, I don’t think I would really care. My Maid/Matron of Honor might have a heart attack about it and people would probably talk about the person but that’s on them.

    Post # 66
    796 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    wedding no, club yes


    Post # 67
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    You should say something! if she is a friend she should know better. It looks a little slutty IMO.

    Post # 68
    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I just showed my fiance this picture, and he just said, “You can’t wear a white dress to a wedding. That’s just common knowledge. Don’t steal the bride’s spotlight.” He’s not usually in-the-know about wedding things (like, when we looked at getting a photographer, he was like, why do we need a professional? I can use a camera!), and even he knew that!

    Post # 69
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    If your friend sent you the picture, my guess is maybe she is now having second thoughts and is looking to you for a decision. You may want to say, that’s a really cute dress, I tried a few dresses like that on for the reception to wear as the bride. I think you would like really cute in it, but be prepared for some nasty glances for wearing white to a wedding.

    That way you are giving her the feedback she’s looking for and agreeing with her that you like her style, but placing the blame of telling her no on the sterotype that its faux pas to wear white to a wedding.

    Post # 70
    9990 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it’s really inappropriate and attention grabbing for a guest to wear a dress like that to a wedding…

    Post # 71
    6592 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Meh.  She’s an adult she can wear whatever she wants.  She’ll get tired of hearing from everyone (directly or indirectly) that it’s inappropriate to wear white to a wedding unless you’re the bride.

    If it were me and I had to respond it would be something along the lines of it being traditional that only the bride wears white and given a preference you would prefer that she didn’t wear white.  If she’s asking you most likely somebody already told her not to wear white and she wants your permission to wear white.

    Post # 72
    716 posts
    Busy bee

    I wouldn’t want someone wearing that to my wedding, mostly because I wouldn’t want them to embarass themselves. I mean everyone has their own style, but yikes. If she wants to wear a giant bling covered loofah to your wedding, I guess it’s ultimately her decision.

    Post # 74
    317 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Oh sorry I clicked yes and I meant no! I read the question wrong.  It’s very innapropriate and rude in my opinion for a guest to even THINK to wear a dress like that to a wedding.  Very rude.

    Post # 75
    183 posts
    Blushing bee

    I also clicked yes but meant no!

    Its too short,too white and definetly one for the under 20s IMO

    Post # 76
    669 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Juliepants:  I agree.  The girl is practically naked.  I voted not appropriate.

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