Etiquette Tuesday: Who’s The Bride??

[ 1 ] September 24, 2013 |


Wedding season is closing out and the holiday season will soon usher its way back in to our lives.  I must say I learned a lot over the past two years of going in and out of weddings.  Today I touch on what NOT to wear to the wedding.  I will start with one question to my Etiquette Tuesday viewers:  What is the one color you should not wear to a wedding?? WHITE. Cream.  Beige.  Basically, anything that might slightly resemble the bride.  It is her day! Please do not steal her shine by showing up in matching outfits.

I have attended a few weddings in the past year where at least one other person was wearing white besides the bride.  When the reception began, I honestly was slightly confused every time I wanted to pinpoint the bride in the room.  To some this is a no brainer, to others, this is why Etiquette Tuesday is here to save the day.  DO NOT…I REPEAT…DO NOT WEAR WHITE TO A WEDDING.  Unless the bride has explicitly expressed she will be wearing a gothic style wedding dress or metallic blue as the color of the wedding, in the words of Kendrick Lamar “Please don’t kill her vibe”.

P.S. Etiquette Tuesday readers:  Should someone show up on your lovely wedding day, have one of your bridesmaids stash a few of those party bottles of red wine behind the sweetheart table.  They may enter your wedding wearing all white but they will leave with a nice splash of red…

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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