Lynnie
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Would you rather... have a guest show up wearing jeans or a white dress?

Lynnie, on March 21, 2018 at 3:11 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 138
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Let's face it, there's always someone who's going to be dressed inappropriately at a wedding! So which would you rather witness?

Would you rather... have a guest show up wearing jeans or a white dress?


Jeans are my formalwear!Would you rather... have a guest show up wearing jeans or a white dress? 1


I didn't even realize this dress was white! Smiley winking Would you rather... have a guest show up wearing jeans or a white dress? 2

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Latest activity by Squeezy Bean, on December 30, 2020 at 6:10 PM
  • Pegs
    VIP July 2018
    Pegs ·
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    I think I'd rather have someone wear a white dress. I'm not so picky about that rule.

    But if someone wore jeans, it would just rub me the wrong way. Can't really explain it.

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  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
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    I had both at my wedding. My cousin showed up in jeans and a polo (website noted cocktail/semi formal attire but okay) and my SIL wore her wedding dress.

    Id rather the dress because jeans just seems like they didn't even try to put forth an effort. I'm not even allowed to wear jeans at work...like cmon!!
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  • Cassie
    Super April 2018
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    Probably jeans, but I would hope they would be wearing a nice shirt at least!

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  • rica
    VIP September 2018
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    I don’t dare if someone shows up in a bikini. I have bigger things to worry about
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  • rica
    VIP September 2018
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    Also depends on what you mean by white dress. A sundress I wouldn’t care. A wedding gown would just be super strange but they would be the ones that looked rediculous, not me. Nice jeans still don’t bother me though
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  • Brianna
    VIP May 2018
    Brianna ·
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    Probably jeans, and it will probably happen at our wedding since a lot of our extended families are from smaller, rural farm towns.

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  • RZ_ToBe
    Master July 2018
    RZ_ToBe ·
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    I don't think I'd care either way unless the dress was an actual wedding dress. That'd be ridiculous. Jeans don't bother me much since I grew up in a hick town and that counts as actual wedding attire there. As long as they're clean, no holes, and have a nice shirt to go with, I don't see an issue (sidenote, I do NOT show up in jeans to weddings, I do have some class! I'm just not bothered if someone else does).
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  • PrincessLawrence
    VIP June 2018
    PrincessLawrence ·
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    This is tough as I would be upset with both but i think i rather jeans

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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
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    Show up I a white dress. Everyone knows who the bride is and side eyes the guest in white.

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  • K
    Expert May 2018
    K ·
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    Our wedding is super casual and on the beach - so I honestly wouldn't mind either lol.

    My dress is champagne so if I had to choose, I'd rather someone come wearing a white sundress or something.

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  • Hannah
    Devoted July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    It doesn't really matter to me either way.

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  • Mrs.W.
    VIP June 2018
    Mrs.W. ·
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    I don't think I'd care either way.


    But what MrsBdeG said about her SIL showing up in her own wedding dress, rather than just the colors white, I'd be livid.

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  • Lauren
    Expert June 2019
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    I'd rather someone wear a white dress. Just because a dress is white doesn't mean it's bridal. As long as they don't come in a wedding dress it's fine with me!
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  • Stephanie
    Super March 2018
    Stephanie ·
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    Neither one bothers me!

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  • Vanessasaurus
    VIP June 2019
    Vanessasaurus ·
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    I'd rather them show up in white. One person wearing jeans just gives the whole wedding a trashy vibe in my opinion.
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  • Michelle
    VIP September 2018
    Michelle ·
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    I’d probably rather have them show up in jeans bc then they’re only embarrassing themselves.
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  • Christine
    Beginner March 2019
    Christine ·
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    Jeans wouldn't bother me at all. People can dress jeans up a lot depending on their top/accessories. A white dress is too much like trying to steal the light from the bride and was a deliberate choice made.
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  • Bianca
    Super August 2019
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    There has to be a story behind the white dress!
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  • Bianca
    Super August 2019
    Bianca ·
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    Jeans, because someone usually ends up showing up in jeans anyway.
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  • Summer
    Super August 2018
    Summer ·
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    A white dress. Nobody's going to confuse us...and I hate when I go somewhere that's supposed to be somewhat formal and people are wearing jeans. It's disrespectful and shows that you couldn't be bothered or feel like you're too cool to get dressed up.

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