Colours To Avoid If You’re A Wedding Guest

Hello Lovelies,

I hope you are all keeping well.

I finally have a Saturday off, I was looking forward to going for a lovely walk & a spot of lunch outside, but as you can imagine, nothing in Ireland goes to plan, as it has started to rain!

Wedding season is well upon us and if you’re not the bride & groom you still have some serious stressing to do, this is caused by 3 things:

  1. My Outfit
  2. My Hair
  3. My Makeup

What the hell do I do?

When you find yourself rummaging through your closet, trying to pick out the perfect dress to wear to an upcoming wedding on your calendar, take note that there are a handful of colours you should avoid so that you don’t get mistaken for the bride, a bridesmaid. So go ahead, lay out all of your options, and hang back up any dresses that are one of these colours.

1. Let’s Start With the Obvious

Itching to wear a gorgeous white dress you just purchased? Put it back in your closet ASAP. While it may sound like the number-one wedding-guest faux pas that everyone should know, some people forget it or ignore the rule and show up in a pearly-white wedding-guest dress. Of course, there’s always an exception, so if the bride has called for all guests to wear white, go ahead and bust out that LWD.

2. A Colour Close to White

Steer clear of off-white, beige, champagne, cream, or any other super-light color that could be mistaken for white when the lights are dim and the people around you are toasting drink number three.

3. The Colour the Bridesmaids Are Wearing

If you’re close with the bride, ask her for a heads-up on what color the bridesmaids’ dresses are. That way, you won’t look like you’re trying to be a third wheel to the wedding party by wearing a different style mint-green dress than the other girls in the bridal party.

4. Glitter, Glitter, Glitter Everywhere

Save the sparkles for the bachelorette party or another Saturday night on the town. Avoid wearing anything too shimmery or distracting. All eyes should be on the bride, and your disco-ball-looking dress may ruin her big moment to shine.

5. Denim

This one is a toss-up. Even if the wedding guest dress code calls for casual, that’s no excuse to bust out your old faded jeans—but a cute cropped denim jacket could work as a cover-up or to dress down an otherwise too-formal look. But maybe save denim pants, skirts, and dresses for the bachelorette party.

I hope this has either helped you narrow down your wardrobe choices, or has at least encouraged you to go back to the shops 🙂 🙂 🙂

Xo