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I attended three weddings this year and saw a total of NINE women wearing white dresses. Un-freakin-believable! So, this is a post that desperately needs to be out there. I must get this all off my chest!
If you couldn’t tell by the title – this post is written by the snarky side of Shell.
“Hello! It’s good to meet you! I truly hope this post doesn’t offend anyone. However, I feel that what I am about to share is just proper courtesy and plain common sense. I am going to try my best not to type in ALL CAPS or excessively use exclamation points. So, buckle your seat belts, as I share reasons why you shouldn’t wear white to a wedding, like….at all! ” – Sincerely, Snarky Shell.
WHERE’S THE WINE?
So, if you want to be hated by the rest of the wedding guest and receive dirty looks all night, PLEASE, WEAR WHITE! If I see someone who is wearing anything remotely close to white, it takes everything inside me to not accidentally spill my wine on them. Yes, this almost happened at the last wedding I was in, and my best friend’s husband had to stop me. This is especially true if I am a bridesmaid, because it is my sole purpose to make sure this day is 100% special for the bride. If you are wearing white to seek attention, believe me, you’ll get it. However, you will not receive the right kind of attention (because everyone is going to be thinking how incredibly self-centered you are). So, let’s just all be friends, and celebrate the happy couple by wearing something that shows your excitement and support!
AVOID WHITE AT ALL COSTS:
If you have to ask, “Do you think this dress is okay to wear to a wedding…it isn’t entirely white…?” Guess what…chances are, that “not-so-white-dress” is probably not the best idea. Why? Because you had to ask! It’s like asking if a dress is too short…you already know the answer! Wearing white to a wedding is like going up to the bride and slapping her across the face. Yes! It is that rude and disrespectful. Also, just because you are wearing a white top with dark pants, or your dress is “partly” white…yeah….it’s a no-go! And no, giant flowers on a white dress doesn’t offset either. Again…..for what I hope is the last time…DO NOT WEAR WHITE!
AVOID ANYTHING CLOSE TO WHITE:
Many brides are deciding to wear beige, ivory, off-white, or even soft hues of pale pink or blush as their wedding dress color. Wedding dresses are not always pure white. Out of respect for the bride, avoid any colors that are relatively close to white. This also applies when attending the wedding shower and dinner rehearsal. White is reserved for the BRIDE only. No matter how “casual” your white attire may appear, it’s still incredibly rude.
IT’S NOT YOUR DAY,
Guess what darling, today is not about you. It is simply not your day so don’t dress like it’s YOUR night. I tried to think of reasons why girls honestly want all the attention on them when it comes to someone else’s wedding day, and I can’t come up with any reason at all. Maybe it’s the fear of not ever becoming a bride, or they genuinely dislike the bride…whatever the reason, maybe you should have just stayed home. There is almost always a “will not attend” checkbox on every RSVP card….check it next time. K, thanks.
NEVER ASK THE BRIDE TO WEAR WHITE.
Excuse me…she said what now?! One of my best friends just got married over the summer who was extremely worried about girls showing up in white attire. She is the sweetest, most caring person I have ever met. However, if someone asked her, to her face, if they could wear white to her wedding, I could see her transform into an aggressive pit bull and give it to her straight. Again, why would you do that?! Were you raised by wolves? Because this behavior is inappropriate and unacceptable!
Well…..phew. Got that out there. I know this post was very intense, but I’ve seen too many brides get upset, frustrated, feel disrespected, and hurt over this subject. I realize many people may disagree with the points I’ve made here, and that’s okay. I love hearing other people’s point of views, so if you disagree, go ahead and tell me your opinion. At the end of the day, a wedding is a time to celebrate love and watch two people start eternity with one another.