Color of a dress…

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@quirkydog:  It’s not worth thinking about. You’re the bride and everyone will be looking at you, not her.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I don’t think it’s weird, black is a very normal color to wear. I think it will be obvious to the guests that they are not at a funeral.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@quirkydog:  provided she doesn’t rock up with a black veil and cries to everyone that she is mourning the loss of her child i think it’s perfectly acceptable to wear black to a wedding. 🙂

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

She may have had second thoughts when she was out dress shopping and decided to buy a dress that she knew she could wear multiple times in the future. She may just be a very practical woman.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Black is probably the most common color for formal dresses and is usually the most flattering. I don’t think it’s weird. And I don’t think you need to give it a second thought. There will be more to freak out about later on, so just move on from this on!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@quirkydog:  My MIL wore a black dress. She looked fabulous in it too. It was avery simple Balck dress. I know she doesn’t hate me, and wasn’t making a thing of it.

 

I wouldn’t worry about it. 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Try not to worry about it. Black is pretty much universally flattering, and a popular formal dress color. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

As long as she isn’t wearing black out of protest to show she is against the marriage, I don’t think it matters what colour she is wearing.

No wedding has ever been ruined cause the mother of the bride wore any colour.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My mother is wearing a black gown and it looks stunning on her.  Our wedding is formal.  The girls are wearing platinum.  Black is now a common wedding color esp for formal weddings.

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