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can wedding guest wear the same dress color as the wedding party to a black tie affair
the wedding is in the evening, black tie. found a pretty dress in brown but i think the bridesmaids are wearing brown. can i wear it too?

Married: 10/18/2009
Posted On: Sep 17, 2008 at 6:36 PM | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Married: 07/06/2007
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Sep 17, 2008 at 7:03 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
You can wear whatever color you want, even white if you wanted to, but then again you wouldn't want the bride to throw a fit over it.

Married: 03/21/2009
Reviews: 7
Sep 17, 2008 at 7:43 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Me personally I think you can wear any color that you want.But for whatever reason I had a friend who got married a year ago and she would litterly flip out if someone mentioned the fact that they were planning to wear her wedding colors because she felt if everyone at the wedding is going to be wearing the same color as the bridal party how were we going to stand out but I guess to each its own.So I guess it depends on whether or not you are dealing with a bride like me that dont really care what everyone else has on or a bride like my friend who had a really hard time dealing with the color issue.But I'm sure you will make the right decision.HTH

Married: 05/15/2009
Reviews: 7
Sep 17, 2008 at 8:27 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
It's very nice of you to be such a considerate a guest. I can't stand when guests wear or do things to outshine the true meaning of the day. I say if you are concerned, ask the bride. She will appreciate you considering her feelings. I'm sure it will be fine, but it doesn't hurt to ask. Everything is up to the bride!

Married: 07/20/2008
Sep 17, 2008 at 8:33 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I've never heard of that being a problem. I've always been told to NEVER wear white, unless you are the bride! Besides, as long as you're not wearing an identical style to the bridesmaids it shouldn't matter.

Married: 09/06/2009
Reviews: 8
Sep 19, 2008 at 2:34 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Most wedding guests do not even know the colors of the wedding until they show up, so you shouldn't really use that as a basis to decide what you are going to wear. I say go for it, especially because you found a pretty dress that you like!

Also, you say you "think" the bridal party is wearing brown, why turn down a pretty dress for a "you think"? Plus, how many different shades of brown are out there? I think you would be fine, better that you look good and feel good than conform to something you are not even sure about.

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