There are many etiquette points surrounding weddings and these include expected behavior and clothing for wedding guests. While many traditional rules are loosened, they have not disappeared from the window. Nowadays, people often ask the question: is it possible to wear white (or black or red) at another person’s wedding or is it still a taboo?
The reason you should avoid wearing white as a guest at a wedding is because the color is reserved for the bride. The job of wedding guests is to dress appropriately and festively, and not push the bride to the background. Wearing white can definitely fall into the category of attracting the attention of the bride, even if it is completely involuntary. This is especially true if you wear some type of white dress with pearl jewelry.
Prettiest dresses in stores
For a summer wedding, it is true that many of the prettiest dresses in stores may be white (in some cases more than others), but there are so many other colors in the world that you can certainly find a safer alternative. Another option is to wear a dress with a white background, in which there is a colorful print, for example, blue and pink flowers. Few will find fault with this; Even those who interpret the traditional wedding label will strictly understand that a print dress with a little white in the background is not an attempt to put the bride in the background.
Traditionally, blacks are also banned at weddings, although for a completely different reason than the ban on whites. The reason why black has been considered inappropriate for a wedding guest is because it is the color of mourning. A generation ago, if a wedding guest wore black, it would be interpreted to mean that he wore a mourning suit to show his disagreement with the marriage. This is definitely not a message that any guest wants to send with their weddingclothes!
Today, in many social circles (especially in large cities), black has become quite accepted for the wedding clothes of the guests. However, there will still be those who consider it unacceptable for the wedding, and this should be avoided by the mothers of the bride and groom due to the ancient meaning that black meant the disapproval of the party. For other guests, although you can probably wear black, especially for a night wedding, this is not the best color option.
This leads us to another old belief that red is not suitable for a wedding guest. A simple reason to ban red is that it is bright and vibrant. Although no one will think that you are trying to look like a girlfriend (white) or express your disapproval (black), they are very likely to think that you are trying to push the bride with such a bright color.