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White on Wedding Trip (guest)

Casey, on January 21, 2020 at 11:22 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 26
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Hello all,
I'm headed to a destination wedding next week and thinking on my wardrobe; I bought a few new outfits as we will be staying a week and making a vacation of it, as will everyone we know who's going, including the B&G. However, one dress I purchased is white with flowers. I will NOT be wearing this to the ceremony or reception, but is it tacky to wear white at all? We still be seeing/hanging out with all our friends who are going (once again, including B&G) all the days we're there so they'll be seeing me wear it.

I'm now worried I made a mistake buying and shouldn't wear white at all this entire trip. Looking for honest opinions. A good part of me thinks that this is fine but the anxiety in me is going crazy..Am I overthinking it and worrying too much?

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  • Nicole
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    I personally don't think it's an issue in the slightest. As long as you're not wearing it to the wedding, which you aren't, it's not an issue at all.

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  • C
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    Casey
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    Thank you! I wanted to see what other brides thought and felt to see the majority feel on the subject. 馃槉
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  • Nicole
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    I think it's really thoughtful of you to make sure you're not unintentionally committing a faux pas. I don't think your friend will mind at all. Go and rock that new dress you bought!

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  • Rosa
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    I鈥檓 getting married in Cabo this coming April and I would definitely not mind if anyone wants to wear white! Specially if they are showing a nice tan. Smiley smile



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  • J
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    No reason at all to avoid wearing white , other than the wedding itself.
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  • Daisey
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    I vote yes! White dresses are super cute. Obviously you鈥檙e not wearing it to the wedding, I can鈥檛 see there being any problem.
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  • Amber
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    I agree! You're not wearing it to the actual wedding, so I don't see why it would be an issue with the bride Smiley smile

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  • Cyndy
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    Definitely overthinking it. As long as you aren鈥檛 wearing it to a wedding event you鈥檙e good.
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  • Givemeallthepups
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    I agree--as long as it isn't a set wedding event (welcome dinner, etc.) I think you're in the clear.

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  • Melle
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    Melle Online
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    If it's floral it's fine
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  • Sherry
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    No one will care nor will it be an issue. I think a lot of brides wear white before the wedding, especially for any wedding related gatherings or events. You'll be perfectly fine.

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  • KYLIE
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    That's the issue. She's not the bride.


    I honestly would probably avoid it, especially if you're going to a lot of events/hanging out with the bride to be. If it's mostly floral with a little white, I think that's okay.

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  • Sherry
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    Ohhh, my mistake. In that case, I wouldn't go nuts about not wearing white, I mean if you already have the dress for the trip but I would try to avoid it when possible for any of the "wedding" events.

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  • C
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    Casey
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    Thank you! 馃槃 I would never want to hurt the bride so I'm happy to hear people don't think I will!
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  • C
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    Casey
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    Thank you! Happy to hear a destination brides opinion! 馃槉
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  • C
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    Casey
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    Thank you, Judith!
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  • C
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    Casey
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    It's a beach location so light colors just seem right but didn't want to commit a serious faux pas!
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  • C
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    Casey
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    Thank you 馃槉
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  • C
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    Casey
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    Thank you! I plan to wear it out about about at a non wedding event 馃槉
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  • C
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    Casey
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    Thank you! I definitely plan to wear it to a non wedding event, maybe one of the tours or out shopping, probably when it's just the 2 of us.
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