(Closed) Would you be upset if a guest wore white to your wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Would you be upset if a guest wore white to your wedding?
    Absolutely! : (32 votes)
    23 %
    I would but I would get over it : (47 votes)
    34 %
    Wouldn't bother me : (58 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5784 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Same, I’d prob be more annoyed that they were so thoughtless. But ultimately its not a huge deal.

    I know for a fact my godmother is wearing “cream”.

    Post # 4
    Member
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    No. Everyone’s eyes are on the bride, no one notices anything the guests wear. Who cares?

    Post # 5
    Member
    2450 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    absolutely, i’d be upset. for the Epcot dessert party portion of our wedding, I might not be able to wear my gown (depending on if I book through Disney Private Events or with Disney FairyTale Weddings… DPE is cheaper) so I will have a white sundress instead. 

    if someone else is wearing white and i’m not in a gown… there is nothing to really make me stand out.

    Post # 6
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    929 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I totally wouldn’t care…i mean – its not like theres going to be anyone at my wedding that doesn’t know I’m the bride??  I’m fully prepared for other people to look better than me, cause i don’t really care about hair and makeup, and likely won’t be bothered to do anything terribly special on the day, plus i don’t want to look different than I would day to day.  But despite all that i”m the one getting married! people can just wear what they want.

    Post # 7
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    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My Future Mother-In-Law is wearing white… I haven’t seen it but its some sort of white top with a black skirt. I wish, wish, wish I had enough guts to say something but not going to let it ruin my day!

    Post # 8
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    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    eh, 2 girls wore white dresses to our wedding. Couldn’t care less. Everyone could tell I was the bride, so it didn’t matter/ affect the day at all. 🙂

    Post # 9
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If someone wore a white dress that looked like a wedding dress, then yes.  Otherwise, I really wouldn’t care and I don’t see the big deal.  No one is going to mistake someone else for the bride.

    Post # 10
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    2907 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    For the most part, I wouldn’t care.

    I’d be super happy if mom, Mother-In-Law or grandmas wore white.

    I’d be annoyed but get over it if SIL(s) wore white.

    Anyone else–I probably wouldn’t even notice!

    Post # 11
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Didnt bother me. A few of my guests wore cute, short white dresses. I didnt even notice until I saw pictures later on.

    Post # 12
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    240 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’d just make fun of them with my friends/bridesmaids. It wouldn’t bother me that I wasn’t the only one in white, but sometimes you just have to laugh at people.

     

    Post # 13
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    939 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I didn’t even realize this was a rule before wedding bee.  I haven’t been to many weddings as an adult, and I don’t normally wear white anyway, so it’s never been an issue.

    The only thing I would have a problem with is if someone showed up in a wedding gown. Anything else wouldn’t bother me in the least.

    Post # 14
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    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think it depends on the dress and the attitude of the person wearing it. If it looked like a wedding dress, I’d think it was a bit strange that they were wearing it, but if they really didn’t realise it was bad etiquette I wouldn’t be annoyed.

    Post # 15
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    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I wouldn’t care at all. @lee ann- i agree- it would only be a problem if they wore a wedding gown style dress.

    Post # 16
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    6825 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Eh no one is going to care if someone wears white besides the bride. I think is just silly to get up in arms if a guest wears white. Everyone knows who the bride is. 

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