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turtleIScream

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Re: Guests wearing red to a wedding
« Reply #45 on: June 23, 2015, 01:22:28 PM »
But not a real green dress, that's cruel. Name the reference.

I need to go shopping for a red dress!

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nuit93

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Re: Guests wearing red to a wedding
« Reply #46 on: June 23, 2015, 01:25:25 PM »
But not a real green dress, that's cruel. Name the reference.

I need to go shopping for a red dress!

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ladyknight1

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Re: Guests wearing red to a wedding
« Reply #47 on: June 23, 2015, 01:26:09 PM »
I am so proud!
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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Re: Guests wearing red to a wedding
« Reply #48 on: June 23, 2015, 01:30:57 PM »
But not a real green dress, that's cruel. Name the reference.

I need to go shopping for a red dress!

If I Had a Million Dollars, I'd buy a red dress, too.

chicajojobe

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Re: Guests wearing red to a wedding
« Reply #49 on: July 19, 2015, 08:20:25 AM »
Yeah, the idea that red is immodest is really old fashioned and not something I'd worry about.
The only worry I'd have is that the wedding party or even the bride might be wearing red. Some have already mentioned that red is the wedding color in China and India, but even in the West there has been increased demand for red (and other color) dresses from brides who aren't into being traditional.

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Re: Guests wearing red to a wedding
« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2015, 09:42:54 AM »
I wore red.  :D

 

Nothing wrong with it at all!
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Thipu1

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Re: Guests wearing red to a wedding
« Reply #51 on: July 19, 2015, 10:53:15 AM »
Absolutely nothing wrong with it!  The whole Wedding party looks gorgeous.  Congratulations. 

Flibbertigibbet

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Re: Guests wearing red to a wedding
« Reply #52 on: July 28, 2015, 10:39:46 AM »
I wore a predominantly green dress (there was a cream pattern on it too) to a friend's wedding, but I asked her first because of the superstition. I didn't think my friend would be worried or even know about the superstition (and I was right), but I didn't want Great-auntie Ethel (or her equivalent) saying something about it to her on the day and detracting from her enjoyment of her day. I wore the dress and 'Great-auntie Ethel' either didn't attend or didn't say anything ;).

I wouldn't have bothered my friend with it, but I was one of the witnesses so would be quite prominent (in terms of people seeing me sign the register), plus it was a really nice dress!

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Re: Guests wearing red to a wedding
« Reply #53 on: July 28, 2015, 09:09:20 PM »
Just a comment on Chinese weddings and red dresses. My ex-boyfriends mom was born and raised in China and she came to Canada to marry her Chinese husband after he set up life here. She wore a white wedding dress for church and one of those pretty, fitted red embroidered dress to the reception. Another Chinese friend of mine who got married in China before she andher husband came here and she did the same thing, white dress to church, red dress to reception. I don't think its generational because their weddings would have been twenty years apart. I've been under the impression that this was tradition there. But all my Chinese friends are Cantonese, maybe Mandarin weddings are different.
But I think in the Western world anything goes as long as you don't show up in a big, fluffy dress. And are properly covered. My ex husband brought his girlfriend to my moms funeral three years ago. She wore a mini skirt and thigh high boots. People are still talking about it. I don't think you must wear black to a funeral but don't be silly!😄

Thipu1

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Re: Guests wearing red to a wedding
« Reply #54 on: July 29, 2015, 10:27:28 AM »
Before this thread I never heard the belief that wearing green to a Wedding was bad luck.  If that's true, I'm condemned to E-Hell.  To the Wedding of niece and one nephew, I wore green dresses. To the Wedding of the other nephew I wore black pants and a red silk blouse.

Oh well, live and learn.   

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Re: Guests wearing red to a wedding
« Reply #55 on: July 29, 2015, 01:34:24 PM »
Before this thread I never heard the belief that wearing green to a Wedding was bad luck.  If that's true, I'm condemned to E-Hell.  To the Wedding of niece and one nephew, I wore green dresses. To the Wedding of the other nephew I wore black pants and a red silk blouse.

Oh well, live and learn.   

Only in the UK though, so you're OK ;)
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tabitha

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Re: Guests wearing red to a wedding
« Reply #56 on: July 29, 2015, 02:07:10 PM »
I agree with all the hearty "yes" to the original question. But I saw another post here which suggested that one should not wear a long dress to a wedding. So I googled it and found this article. It says nothing about long dresses, (if anyone knows of such a rule, please let me know) but the first two rules of this article are "no black and no red".  There is also a rule for the grooms ex-girlfriend for which I must ask, how on earth did she get an invitation?!
http://dressaday.com/2005/05/30/rules-for-dresses-at-weddings-not-rules-for-wedding-dresses/


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Re: Guests wearing red to a wedding
« Reply #57 on: July 29, 2015, 02:09:45 PM »
I agree with all the hearty "yes" to the original question. But I saw another post here which suggested that one should not wear a long dress to a wedding. So I googled it and found this article. It says nothing about long dresses, (if anyone knows of such a rule, please let me know) but the first two rules of this article are "no black and no red".  There is also a rule for the grooms ex-girlfriend for which I must ask, how on earth did she get an invitation?!
http://dressaday.com/2005/05/30/rules-for-dresses-at-weddings-not-rules-for-wedding-dresses/

Some people are still friends with ex-boyfriends/ex-girlfriends! I imagine there will be a few exes on both sides of the aisle when I get married.

tabitha

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Re: Guests wearing red to a wedding
« Reply #58 on: July 29, 2015, 03:06:51 PM »
Wow! That is just such a lot of people to keep in touch with and have at your wedding.  What I mean is it would be for me. But I'm an introvert and only have one or two friends that I keep in touch with.
Your wedding will be lots of fun with much celebration and closeness.  I'm not the type to marry and I would be so embarrassed because my guest list, wedding party included, would only stretch to 6. Including hubby.  And I mean stretching it :)
Which may explain why I've only been to two weddings in my life, both times as a plus one.  I've catered a lot of weddings though.

nuit93

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Re: Guests wearing red to a wedding
« Reply #59 on: July 29, 2015, 05:09:47 PM »
I agree with all the hearty "yes" to the original question. But I saw another post here which suggested that one should not wear a long dress to a wedding. So I googled it and found this article. It says nothing about long dresses, (if anyone knows of such a rule, please let me know) but the first two rules of this article are "no black and no red".  There is also a rule for the grooms ex-girlfriend for which I must ask, how on earth did she get an invitation?!
http://dressaday.com/2005/05/30/rules-for-dresses-at-weddings-not-rules-for-wedding-dresses/

Some people are still friends with ex-boyfriends/ex-girlfriends! I imagine there will be a few exes on both sides of the aisle when I get married.

Ditto.  I've been to the weddings of exes and will have at least a couple of my exes at my wedding.  I don't see it as a big deal.