A woman on TikTok has shared the awkward moment when she arrived at a wedding wearing an identical dress to the bridal party.
Lisa Marie Torres (@lisalovesrandom), who posts bridal content on her page in the lead up to her own nuptials, discovered the mistake after researching wedding etiquette.
Lisa told her followers that while reading an article revealing ‘the colours you can’t wear to a wedding’, she realised she had done something wrong.
“If you’re not a bridesmaid, wearing the same colour as the ‘maids can make you look like a wannabe,” the website read.
The content creator then shared photos of the bridal party from a wedding she recently attended, and herself in the same coloured dress.
“[My fiancé] was a groomsman, I wasn’t a bridesmaid,” she wrote.
Fans online flooded the comments, with one follower asking how guests are supposed to know about the bridesmaid’s colours.
“That’s what I asked too,” Lisa replied. “It’s often on the wedding website. Also, the invitation usually shows wedding colours.”
She also explained that while she knew what colours the bridesmaids were wearing, she didn’t know that it was ‘against the rules’.
Other people commented their own stories of times when they accidentally matched the bridal party.
“This happened to me at an ex’s who was a really good friend,” one person confessed. “His wife didn’t want me there anyways and I ended up matching them by accident, oops.”
The bride whose wedding Lisa had attended also took to the comment section, saying that she was fine with the incident.
“Girl I didn’t even notice,” she wrote. “You looked great!”
Bridal party expectations
Lisa’s post comes after she shared a now-viral video explaining the list of expectations she made for her own bridal party.
The newly engaged woman told her followers that she sent her bridesmaids a letter that outlined exactly what she wanted from them.
“So I told them if they lived over an hour away, they didn’t have to worry about making it to the bridal shower or to go wedding dress shopping with me, it was fine,” she said in the video.
“I told them I would pay for their hair/makeup, [but] they would be responsible for the cost of the bridesmaid dress.”
Fans online praised her decision, saying that it was a very mature and “healthy way of going about the whole thing”.
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