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to wear a white dress to a wedding?

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ToothpasteKisses Mon 06-May-13 22:04:40

Have a friends wedding in June.

Have been looking at dresses online and my favourite ones are white. None are "bridey" looking dresses.

If you were the bride would that annoy you? Or is it a silly old tradition that only the bride wears white?

Trill Wed 08-May-13 08:14:22

If it had been someone lovely we might have just said "oh, that's not a choice I would have made", but since we already believed her to be not-very-nice we were quietly mean. Because we are bitches.

olgaga Wed 08-May-13 08:24:47

OP, consider us all told - but surely you can allow us to talk amongst ourselves?

I saw a fantastic emerald green silk suit I wanted to get married in - all my friends were horrified!

In the end the engagement fizzled out. Five years later I met my now DH, so as far as I'm concerned green is quite lucky in relation to weddings!

I eventually got married in a long (but not full length) pale gold damask dress I found in Dorothy Perkins for £59.99.

glendatheveryexcitedwitch Wed 08-May-13 10:02:06

Big fat no I'm afraid - my wedding dress was a strapless ivory with black embroidery affair and my neighbour ( who had seen said dress) wore a strapless prom style dress in ivory with black embroidery!!! I was pissed big time and she ruined my day completely (by doing other things too)

weisswusrt Wed 08-May-13 10:22:19

If you break the 'rules' of wedding etiquette, you set yourself up to become a social pariah. I have spent many a happy hour at weddings slagging of the 'bitches' who turn up in white.

Snowflakepie Wed 08-May-13 10:24:14

Don't do it. Definitely not if there is no other colour or pattern on it.

My BILs then-girlfriend wore white to my wedding.

I drunkenly convinced another BIL to accidentally spill his beer on her, and then gushingly offered her my jeans to wear as our flat was nearby.

I hope she learned a lesson that day. She was also not BILs girlfriend for much longer. Job done.

hambo Wed 08-May-13 10:32:22

Toothpastekisses - that was my song at my wedding (toothpaste kisses)

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