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Is this ok for a wedding?

(63 Posts)
nappyaddict Sun 12-May-13 10:35:42

Pale peach organza dress

Ceremony is at 1pm in a big country manor type house.

WhyIRayLiotta Sun 12-May-13 10:37:40

Hmmm ... I wouldn't wear it. It's a bit bridal.

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Sun 12-May-13 10:40:27

I agree with WhyI. It looks like something for the bridal party.

MrsLettuce Sun 12-May-13 10:41:24

Yes, I'm afraid that's far too bridal / bridesmaidy.

nappyaddict Sun 12-May-13 10:42:08

They also do it in blue

Bowlersarm Sun 12-May-13 10:44:09

You like this dress don't you OP grin. Sorry but I echo the others, even the blue looks like part of the bridal party.

MrsLettuce Sun 12-May-13 10:44:11

The blue would be good for a young mother of the bride but not for a guest. Sorry.

nappyaddict Sun 12-May-13 10:46:33

Damn, thought I'd be OK cos the wedding colour is burgandy.

MrsLettuce Sun 12-May-13 10:48:14

this? I'm on my phone but will have a better rummage later

MrsLettuce Sun 12-May-13 10:50:50

Had meant to link to the pink but the turquoise is lovely too

nappyaddict Sun 12-May-13 10:51:23

That seems a bit too casual to me for a wedding.

What about something like this

nappyaddict Sun 12-May-13 10:54:23

Or cream and black dip hem dress

black lace dip hem dress

Themobstersknife Sun 12-May-13 10:57:05

I think the black ones are too evening wear. The cream and black one looks a bit odd. It looks out of proportion. It is also very 'look at me' so prob ok if you can carry it off. I preferred Mrs Lettuce's one.

nappyaddict Sun 12-May-13 10:59:26

The sequin one I was thinking to have to change into for the evening reception.

nappyaddict Sun 12-May-13 11:00:51

Or maybe this black and gold sequin one

nappyaddict Sun 12-May-13 11:03:39

Red dip hem dress

MrsLettuce Sun 12-May-13 11:04:02

Am I detecting a desire to really stand out and attract attention at this event? Will there be someone there you want to show what they're missing? These things tend to backfire.

Themobstersknife Sun 12-May-13 11:06:18

If you are determined to wear black, I would look at the prom dresses in River Island sale. But I am hopeless at this sort of thing. Only came on because I have a wedding next weekend and not got a clue what to wear!

DontmindifIdo Sun 12-May-13 11:08:20

ok, basic rules for formal weddings - no white, cream, black or red. (black meaning it looks like you aren't happy for the couple, white/cream are trying to compete with the bride, red was traditionally the colour of the groom's mistress) Also never look like you are trying to look like one of the wedding party unless you are part of the wedding party.

Is this a wedding when you will need to change for the evening reception or is it a whole day event? It's not normal to change for the evening anymore.

What's your budget? Basically, you need to look nice, formal but not like you are trying to pull or are a bridesmaid.

Nishky Sun 12-May-13 11:08:43

I agree with Mrs Lettuce- why would you need a dress to change into for the evening.

nappyaddict Sun 12-May-13 11:10:39

A few other people have said they are changing, so I just thought I would too. Didn't know that about red!!

I just don't want to look like I haven't made any effort. I know a lot of the guests are quite try hard, really into their fashion etc and I don't want to look like I've thrown any old rags on IYSWIM.

nappyaddict Sun 12-May-13 11:12:13

Plus I thought white, cream, black etc were OK as long as it wasn't solidly that colour and was mixed with either another colour on the dress or colourful shoes, bag, accessories?

littlediamond33 Sun 12-May-13 11:12:31

oh no! my step daughter is getting married next month and i have got a red dress is this a complete faux pas?

DontmindifIdo Sun 12-May-13 11:12:32

OK, what's your total budget? (if we need to find 2 dresses or a more expensive day to night one, let us know)

nappyaddict Sun 12-May-13 11:13:29

I don't really have a budget in mind tbh. Probably wouldn't spend more than £100 on each dress though.

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