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The Big Debate

The big debate – ‘Wearing a white dress to a wedding when you’re a guest’

Is it right for a guest to wear white to a wedding?  Is it an etiquette thing or simply a personal preference?  I think it stems from the bride and her preferences.  I also happen to think that the focus behind this situation can occur because of the bride’s self-confidence.  Does the bride feel confident enough to allow her guests to wear a similar colour to her, or is her self-confidence likely to take a knock?  Will she feel she’s been upstaged?

When it comes to your wedding day, like it or not, all eyes are on you.  You should be confident and quite frankly, not concerned about what your other guests are wearing, assuming they’ve made an effort and look smart.

Is setting a dress code inappropriate at a wedding?  Some people request their guest to match their colour scheme and others like you to turn up in fancy dress – is this fair on guests?  I quite like a dress code, it makes you feel a real part of somebody’s day and can be much fun.  Equally it can be costly and quite stressful, especially if you’re not comfortable wearing the requested attire.

One thing I really dislike is sloppy clothing at weddings.  I’m not saying you should spend the earth on new outfits but please leave the jeans and trainers at home.  Believe me, it happens!  I attended a wedding where a guest thought it was acceptable to wear jeans and trainers!  I’d be furious if this happened to me.

Girl Meets Dress is an amazing website where you can hire designer clothing at very reasonable prices.

Please share your thoughts on this one…

Penelope x x