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Appropriate Wedding Attire?

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#1 Byroncurt

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    Posted 06 April 2010 - 12:44 AM

    I have been invited to a wedding by my boyfriend's host brother's fiancee. As a better explanation, I will only know about three people at this wedding. The wedding is on May 25th, and is semi-formal. I want to make a good impression, but I don't want to stand out either. I recently purchased a white, above the knee length dress that has blue flowers on it. Is it ok to where white to a wedding? Thanks!

    #2 midnight24

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      Posted 06 April 2010 - 02:28 AM

      do you have a picture of the dress to show us? it might help.

      etiquette says it's not proper to wear white to a wedding, but it also says that about black. do you know if the bride is wearing a white dress or different shade (ivory, champagne, silver etc?). if it has a pattern on it, i don't see why it wouldn't be ok to wear it personally. but i am also not a bride who would freak out if someone showed up wearing white.

      #3 mlabbe

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        Posted 06 April 2010 - 03:10 AM

        I would try to wear something else... you don't want people to think that you are trying to steal the show! I agree that a picture would be helpful though, maybe it isn't "too" white with the flowers!

        #4 YIweddings

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          Posted 06 April 2010 - 09:48 AM

          I would not encourage it. It is fairly acceptable to wear white when the majority of the dress is another colour and highlighted with white ie: blue dress with white flowers.
          The bride may be fine with it but there also may be some impressionable family members who are not.
          I wanted to wear a green and white dress to my brother's wedding but the bridesmaids ended up with green and white dresses (completely different) but she didn't want me to wear mine. Didn't help that we were already in Punta Cana and I had to improvise.
          Play it safe and don't bring attention to something you are already questioning.
          Soon to be Mrs. Kramer

          #5 Mallory57

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            Posted 06 April 2010 - 10:12 AM

            I agree...I'd steer clear of a white dress (unless it is primarily blue with white accents). Better safe than sorry! :)
            35 (and counting) booked plus Bride & Groom!!

            #6 KelZavs20

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              Posted 06 April 2010 - 10:38 AM

              I agree too....you might want to stear clear of the white if its an all white dress.
              Question though - whats the deal with black? i have never heard that you aren't suposed to wear black to a wedding and 9 times out of 10 i do!!! Guess i should be more careful!!

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