Deciding what to wear to a wedding can be a minefield; How short can you go? Can you wear black? And just how casual is smart casual?
But if there’s one rule that’s set in stone, it’s that – unless specified otherwise by the couple – wearing white is an absolute no.
Well, after getting wind that her future mother-in-law is planning on breaking that rule and donning white for her big day, this bride has come up with a hilarious plan.
Taking to Reddit, the woman says she isn’t going to even try and stop (or rather, warn) her groom’s mum from wearing white because she knows her family will give her a dressing down.
“...The women in my family are all very catty/gossipy,” she writes, “There will be lots of stares, whispers, pointing, and ‘Oh my gosh, do you believe what MIL (mother-in-law) is wearing?’”
She goes one step further however, when she vows to “pay the photographer extra to photoshop the colour of her dress”.
A guest at a separate wedding recently asked Mumsnet about the same thing, wondering whether she could get away with wearing a knee-length white dress if she paired it with black shoes and a black purse.
The response was an overwhelming no. “If it was any other colour it would be fine. But white to somebody else’s wedding is a no IMO,” one user wrote.
“You could wear any other colour without fear of causing offence except white. So why wear white?” another agreed.
“Absolutely not. It’s lovely, but not for a wedding. Just don’t be that person,” a third commented.
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