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AIBU to wear yellow to a wedding?

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cfje Mon 11-Jul-16 07:57:50

I'm going to a wedding this week and wanted to wear a new yellow dress to it (with a shawl, nude clutch and shoes etc, pearls).

I was looking for accessories ideas and went down the internet rabbit hole and ended up on a thread where some people were saying you shouldn't wear red to a wedding as you'll stand out in all the wedding photos.

Well, surely yellow would stand out too. It hadn't really occurred to me as yellow is such a happy, sunshiney, summery colour that I thought it would suit. All views most welcome!

MollyTwo Mon 11-Jul-16 07:59:47

I wouldn't wear a bright yellow, but maybe a softer pastel yellow? That would look lovely.

PageStillNotFound404 Mon 11-Jul-16 07:59:51


I believe showing up in a large white dress with a veil is frowned upon, but other than that, fill your boots and have a nice day, OP.

MsVestibule Mon 11-Jul-16 08:00:10

I have never heard that you shouldn't wear a colour (apart from all black or all white) to a wedding!

ApocalypseNowt Mon 11-Jul-16 08:01:37

The only thing i try and check is what colour the bridesmaids are wearing so I don't turn up in the same colour and look like psycho-bridesmaid-wannabee lady.

Roussette Mon 11-Jul-16 08:04:00

Good lord, you can wear what colour you want unless it is white!

I love these bright colours at weddings.

boatrace30 Mon 11-Jul-16 08:05:17

Oops, I've worn red to a wedding before! YANBU, but maybe I'm not the best judge!

NoahVale Mon 11-Jul-16 08:05:20

i think yellow would be lovely.

boatrace30 Mon 11-Jul-16 08:06:25

Oh and someone wore an off white dress to my wedding. I wasn't upset, it was pretty clear that she wasn't the bride!

cfje Mon 11-Jul-16 08:09:43

Thank you! It's a poppy yellow... oh dear, maybe it's too bright.

Bridesmaids are wearing purple and pink smile

nooka Mon 11-Jul-16 08:11:27

Won't the shawl tone it down? It's the summer, people will wear bright colours, no big deal surely?

Scarydinosaurs Mon 11-Jul-16 08:12:46

Bright is better!! Why would bright be bad??

Poppy yellow sounds gorgeous.

Mrsbadger77 Mon 11-Jul-16 08:13:49

Wear what you want. I think anything goes these days. I'm sure you'll look lovely.

Lules Mon 11-Jul-16 08:17:19

I wore bright yellow to the last wedding I went to. Can't see the problem at all. It's a celebration - why shouldn't you wear bright colours!

PurpleVauxhall Mon 11-Jul-16 08:19:57

Sun colours to a wedding is the rule!

TheNotoriousPMT Mon 11-Jul-16 08:21:23

Go for it. One of the reasons weddings look good is because everyone's dressed in pretty colours for a change.

cfje Mon 11-Jul-16 08:22:08

Ah phew, thank you! It's my new favourite dress and even though it's probably going to rain on the day, it just feels so summery smile

WellErrr Mon 11-Jul-16 08:22:47

Unless it's black or white then go for it.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Mon 11-Jul-16 08:24:31

I think it's fine to wear yellow (or red) to a wedding. My rules for myself are that I wouldn't anything revealing, wouldn't wear cream / white and also try to steer clear of whatever colour the bridesmaids are. Loads of people do wear revealing stuff white, cream and match the bridesmaids and nobody cares or even really notices much anyway. I just don't do it personally. The revealing stuff is the worst IMHO and maybe a white maxi would get the odd raised eyebrow.

PlanBwastaken Mon 11-Jul-16 08:25:13

Exactly, white is obviously out and personally I think black is too sombre for weddings, anything else is fine though!

Oysterbabe Mon 11-Jul-16 08:25:16

I was 19 when my brother got married and shortly before dyed my hair BRIGHT red. The eye is immediately drawn to it in the pics. SIL still hasn't forgiven me, it's been 16 years grin

Roussette Mon 11-Jul-16 08:26:34

why would it be too bright?

I've just been to a wedding. I wore electric blue. It was very very bright!

MrsKoala Mon 11-Jul-16 08:26:55

I wore a really bright red dress with a massive red hat to a wedding once (where i knew no one). I did really stand out. Everyone was wearing pastel and washed out colours and no hats (NO HATS! ffs. What's the point of a wedding without hats?!) the bride was in cream. In the pics after it looked like dh had hired a certain type of lady to accompany him grin .

I'd wear yellow. Bright, white or very dark colours suit my colouring and i wouldn't wear white or dark, so bright it is.

Fluffyears Mon 11-Jul-16 08:27:03

Yellow is fine, though my friend wore a pale pastel yellow and it liked white in all the photos. White is a no/no x

Lweji Mon 11-Jul-16 08:27:09

Oh, dear, at this rate with all the rules, people will all wear one authorised colour for a wedding.
Wear what you like.

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