Post # 1
To a friend’s wedding?
A really good friend of mine is getting married in September and I’m so pleased for her. We’re semi-helping each other with the planning and it’s awesome to have someone to bounce ideas off.
Now because of work and my wedding and then my honeymoon and various other things I thought I’d start looking for a dress to wear to her wedding now. Oh, ok, and also some stores still have a sale on and if I can score me a dress on sale then that’s always a plus. I found this dress that I love love love and I would love to wear it to her wedding but it’s predominantly white. With a lot of print on it but yeah, definitely mainly white….
My friend is most definitely having the big white wedding. And whilst I don’t know if she’d mind me wearing something with white in it I don’t know if I should even be asking in this situation (the last time I wore a predominantly white dress to a wedding the bride wore gold and told me that white was absolutely fine and I wasn’t the only guest in white).
Just curious, so Hive, would you wear this dress?
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(Also, Hostesses, I wasn’t sure where to put this topic so I put it in etiquette. I hope that’s ok!)
Post # 3
I think it’s really cute!!
Post # 4
That dress is REALLY cute!!!! IMO, I don’t really see it as a white dress with colors/print, it seems more “multi-colored” to me, and so I think it’s fine for a wedding.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t wear it because it’s not my style, but if you like it I don’t see what’s wrong with it. If you’re really concerned I would just ask the bride.
Post # 6
I don’t know how much “helping” you are doing with her wedding, but if you are going to be helping decorate, etc, you may want to consider a more conservative dress.
Post # 7
i think its cute and i would wear it. i don’t see it as a white/cream dress because its filled with bits of color.
Post # 8
I don’t know how “picky” your friend is about white, and if someone wore it to my wedding, I wouldn’t mind. But I voted “no” because I don’t think I could pick out a dress now that I’d still want to wear in September. I didn’t even pick my wedding dress that far in advance. But also because, more importantly for you, if you have about 7 months to figure it out, it doesn’t have to be special ordered, and you aren’t 100% sure it will be okay (plus theres probably going to be that one person at the wedding who thinks its too much white and mentions it) then I think you might as well buy a different one.
Post # 9
I really like this dress and think it’s perfect to wear for a wedding! I don’t see it as white at all, it’s a dress with butterfly prints with teal and a sage background. The white is there, but not the focal point at all. I also think it’s fairly conservative but if the bride is 50+, then I can see why you’d want to wear something that covers a little more. Other than that, it’s perfect!
Post # 10
I don’t think there’s too much white in that dress. It’s definitely more of a “multi-colored” dress than a white dress. If you like it and think you will still like it in September, I say go for it!
Post # 11
It’s not my style, so I voted no, but I do think it’s appropriate for a wedding (i.e. NOT too much white).
Post # 12
I wouldn’t consider that a white dress, because of the large pattern. I think its perfectly acceptable and appropirate for a wedding 🙂
Post # 13
Thanks Hive! Interesting responses! I think I’m going to end up going with it. 🙂
@bluebook, Normally I wouldn’t hesitate in asking the bride, however she’s the kind of girl who’d say that it was fine and then privately think something else. So it’s very hard to tell!
@caszos, I’m helping more with the pre-planning. Invites, assembling favours, etc etc. I won’t be doing anything on the actual day in terms of decorating.
@jslsbride62610, I’m actually pretty good in buying things and still loving them months later so that doesn’t bother me at all. And I’d rather buy something now and be able to just tick that off the list and wait for her wedding to come along. We all know how hard it is to pick a dress as a bride, sometimes it’s just as hard when you’re a guest! 🙂 And I have a lot of personal things that will be happening soon after my wedding leading up to hers so I’d rather not be doing the mad rush to find a dress for me to wear (and it can be hard to find nice dresses to wear to weddings in this country depending on the season ;)) And even if I do decide not to wear it I can wear it to other occasions so that’s fine.
Post # 14
You could definately wear it, I’d say.
Post # 15
I think its totally appropriate for a wedding!
Post # 16
I think it’s appropriate, but if you’re concerned, just send your friend a note “Here’s a dress I was planning to wear to your wedding, what do you think?”