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  • Writer's pictureGaby Hanna

Wearing a white dress to a Wedding, NO

Updated: Sep 18, 2018

Believe it or not, etiquette books say yes to guests wearing white at a wedding, as long as the fabric and cut of the dress aren't bridal at all. But my stand is different. I say NO.

If you do show up in white, you're not technically doing anything wrong, but people might talk (almost everyone who hasn't read those etiquette books thinks this is wrong) and you'll be known as "the girl who wore white at so-and-so's wedding." I see it all the time, and I hear it all the time. It's just not worth it. Plus, why risk making a bride angry on her special day?

From a photographer's perspective, a guest wearing white takes attention away from the bride in my photos. The only thing "white" on a dance floor should be the bride.

Let the big day be about the guest of honor - the bride - and save your white dress for a special occasion that doesn't involve vows.


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