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I think you’d have to know the wedding couple to decide. It’s a very nice dress and is lovely for a vineyard, but I think soft pastel colours are more traditional. Are the couple very traditional? You don’t want all eyes to go immediately to you in photos.
I've even sold a red wedding dress. The bride was wife 2, not ow previous marriage ended ages before. But future mil adored ex DIL and had decided future DIL2 was a "scarlet woman" so bride went "fuck it I'll give you a scarlet woman"
No idea if the marriage lasted but the dress was amazing
Beautiful dress just what I would go for! I would wear it no problem I thought the only colour off limits to a wedding was white? I have seen red at weddings many times my sister in law wore similar to the last wedding we went to. Go for it op it's perfect!
Yes, of course you can. I've worn it several times to weddings as it's actually my Go To colour and I feel comfortable and confident in it.
That is a great dress and I am deeply envious of anyone who could wear it. At my shape and size I would look like a badly upholstered sofa....
Back to the weddings, the only time I would think twice about it would be if I was going to a Chinese wedding as BikeRunSki mentions, or an Indian wedding as I believe the brides wear red, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!
Thanks everyone. Looks like I am sorted then My partner is an usher so we know the couple well - red is not part of their theme. I mentioned the dress to my MIL and she said 'you can't wear red to a wedding' so it put me off a bit!
I saw a weddings in hello magazine where the mother of the from white red and it really did look like an attempt to update the bride. If you're not part of the bridal party then wear it, its lovely. If you'll be standing next to the bride in photos then don't.
Yes you can, and it will look gorgeous much better than that god awful nude colour which looks awful in photographs. I love a different look at weddings, everyone normally goes for pastel colours but a different colour or a vintage style is much nicer. Wear it and enjoy it, ignore your mil she’s not wearing it. Love the dress you’ve picked it’s stunning.
Red can be hard to match, so if you’re choosing a hat or fascinator match it to your bag and shoes. Enjoy the day.
Older people, particularly elderly mothers, have a lot of rules for weddings. In the last few years I have been warned off: wrap dresses (too casual), jumpsuits (disrespectful), green, blue (what bridesmaids wear apparently), bare shoulder, bare knees, flats, green, cleavage, red, black, white (despite it being expressly requested), clutch bags (disrespectful: how will you take your sugared almonds home or carry DH's things).