Written by Melissa Woods
It's the 20th Century! Wearing white to a wedding is absolutely fine!
A friend posted her concern about this on Facebook recently, accompanied by a picture of a pretty white summer dress that looked like perfect wedding guest attire.
I had completely forgotten that this was even 'a thing' and that anyone was still adhering to this 'etiquette'.
Let's not forget the whole bride in a big white dress was just a trend that stuck around after Queen Victoria did it in 1840. It's not really based on anything and prior to this, brides wore dresses of all colours.
Times have changed and even the most traditional bridal attire comes in a plethora of neutral hues... off white, ivory, champagne, rose pink... are all those colours out too when it comes to deciding what to wear to a wedding?
I definitely recall at least one of my guests wearing white at my wedding and I didn't care. It was quite clear that I was the bride as it would be in all cases, unless someone else turned up in a wedding dress and followed you up the aisle!
Anyone who judges your choice of attire as an attempt at thunder-stealing probably should have spent more time thinking about their own outfit. Who doesn't want to look great at a wedding, especially if you are splashing out on a new frock?
If you need reassurance, check with the bride. This is the only person who's opinion really matters on the day, but, you know what? I'm pretty sure she will have better things to think about than what other people are wearing and I've never heard of anyone being refused entry to a wedding for wearing white, have you?
There are enough rules in life, let's follow the ones that make sense and stop worrying about those that don't.
I'd love to know what you think about wearing white to a wedding? Please comment below and share with anyone who might benefit.