When it comes to wedding attire, there’s one rule the constantly pops up: don’t wear white unless you’re the bride.
The Metro recently asked some brides-to-be how they’d feel if someone turned up in white, or a shade of white, to their big day. The question came after seeing one woman who turned up to someone else’s wedding in what looked like a bridal gown getting ‘wedding shamed’ on social media.
Many of the women the newspaper spoke to said that they’d feel a bit annoyed if someone turned up to their big day in a white outfit, although one woman said that how annoyed she got about it would probably depend on who was wearing it.
There are differing views about whether off-white or cream are acceptable colours for wedding guests to wear too.
Sophie, 25, told the publication that she’d be annoyed if anyone wore anything similar to white, because they can choose any other colour. She explained that it would really upset her “because you only get one wedding and I want people to know that I am the one getting married”.
Senior fashion and beauty editor at The Knot Shelley Brown offered some advice to any guests considering an off-white or pastel-coloured outfit that could photograph as white. “It’s a good rule of thumb to run it by the couple well in advance of their wedding day, or err on the side of caution and choose another outfit as a courtesy,” she said.
As a bride, you may not have to worry about the colour of your dress, but there are so many styles available the choice can be overwhelming. The Sun recently shared on bride’s dilemma over whether the wedding dress she was considering was too revealing.
Of course, on the internet opinion was divided between those who thought it was too low-cut and those who thought it looked beautiful.
Whatever dress you’re planning to wear, make sure you’ve arranged Maidstone wedding photography to capture every detail of your big day.