I agree with many PP - I think it is rude to wear white to a wedding.
My cousin is getting married in a few weeks and her mother is wearing white too. So so weird (IMO). When she told my mum my cheeky mother asked if she was wearing a veil too *lol*
I would be upset if someone wore white to my wedding, I think because most people know its not generally acceptable and it would feel like they had done it deliberately to be rude (even if in my head I knew they didn't). But I tend to overreact.
If I was going to someone else's wedding I wouldn't wear white just because I know it is considered bad etiquette.
I personally don't care, I wouldn't think somebody was rude if I saw them in white at a wedding. In fact a girlfriend wore a white/creamy dress to my wedding and I didn't give it a second thought. It's not like it looked like my dress and I'm fairly certain people were still focused on my husband and I and not her dress. I would understand if it was an over the top white dress that may look bridal, but I think a cocktail dress is fine, if you know the bride is wearing a more traditional dress you should be safe. But if the wedding's casual and she may be wearing a white cocktail dress then you may have to give it a miss. You're also not meant to wear black to a wedding but I think most ignore that, I do!
I definitely wouldn't be upset if someone wore white to mine. But I definitely don't think it's the thing to do. You just don't know how the bride may feel or what the guests may think, so really I would play it safe and wear something else, not worth the uproar it could possibly cause (may not either) but I wouldn't like to find out.
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