‘Go home’: Woman’s ‘embarrassing’ act at wedding exposed

A woman was left mortified after she accidentally wore the same dress to a wedding as the bridesmaids – revealing the bride was less than impressed.

Taylor Fogarty, from Florida, bought a floor-length pastel blue dress to attend a friend’s nuptials, but when the bridesmaids began walking down the aisle she realised she’d made a huge mistake.

While there are no hard-and-fast rules about guest attire, it is generally frowned upon to commit several fashion acts, including wearing white as it is deemed an attempt to “upstage the bride” and wearing the same colour as the bridal party.

In Ms Fogarty’s case, she was not only dressed to match the wedding’s colour palette, she was also in the exact same dress as the bridesmaids.

The 28-year-old was left “dying inside” for the entire event after the unfortunate mishap, stating she felt awful for committing a wedding faux-pas.

“I immediately started going bright red and my stomach was in knots. I just got so uncomfortable I wanted to leave, I fully couldn’t enjoy myself,” Ms Fogarty told Kennedy News.

“I didn’t talk to the bridesmaids, I approached the bride at the reception and apologised. I was so embarrassed I felt like I had to say something.”

She said that the bride, who she had met prior to the event but wasn’t close to, insisted she didn’t mind – but Ms Fogarty said she could tell the woman felt “some type of way about it”.

Ms Fogarty said she brought it up with everyone at the wedding because she was “so embarrassed”.

“An older man said something about it when I was getting food at the buffet. I just walked away dying inside,” she said.

“It makes me cringe.”

Some social media users said they had a similar experience to Ms Fogarty but others felt as though she should have known better.

“It happened to me last summer. Couples really need to put what colours they don’t want people wearing on the invite,” one social media user said.

Another added: “I would have gone home. For real.”

“Yup I did that too. A hunter green silk dress … I was so embarrassed. Some of the people kept asking why I wasn’t sitting with the wedding party,” another said.

One added: “You went dressed as a bridesmaid, soooo.”

“A girl I didn’t care for wore the same dress as my bridesmaids, just in a different colour. I was salty but I got over it,” one added.

One social media user said: “Girl… what were you thinking.”

Ms Fogarty said the whole event was a lesson learnt and from now on she would ask what bridesmaids were wearing at future weddings she attends.

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