(Closed) Hat or no hat

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
  • poll: Can future MIL wear a hat with her outfit?
    Yes : (51 votes)
    94 %
    No way : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think women are allowed to wear hats to church as well if they wish, I’ve never heard otherwise. Men are to remove them but I was under the impression that women were not an issue.

    I could definitely be wrong though!

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    She can definitely wear a hat.  When my parents were growing up, ALL women wore hats in the Catholic Church.  Now it’s not required, but it has always been allowed.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    When my mom was in gradeschool they went to Catholic Church everyday and you had to wear a hat. If you didn’t you had to put a kleenex on your head to cover it. It was actually seen as a sign of disrespect NOT to wear a hat.

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Women are allowed to wear hats indoors, but men are required to remove theirs… At least that’s the way I’ve always known it to be.  Back in the 1950s and into the 1960s, women always wore some kind of hat or covering on their heads to attend Mass.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Hat are ok for women. Not that long ago, they had to cover their head in public including especially at church. All the women (at least most of them) at our wedding wil probably wear hats.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I say let her wear a hat. Hats can be absolutely fabulous, and an easy way to lend a bit of old-fashioned elegance to a wedding. Just look at Kate and William’s wedding a few weeks ago. I almost wish I could get some people to wear hats to mine. It just seems like fun.

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My FMIL is wearing a hat at our wedding & I think it’s awesome & hilarious & so totally her!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Didn’t you watch the royal wedding?  Hats galore! 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Miss Smashville: Hey Miss Smashville! I saw your name and wondered if you were from Nashville! You’re Catholic? Where do you go to church? 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Well over here hats are the norm (or more so that elsewhere, on the decline though) and it’s standard to wear a hat to a wedding ESPECIALLY a church wedding. It is literally unheared of that a MOB in particular wouldn’t wear a hat. A hat used to be considered part of a woman’s ‘Sunday best’ and it is totally fine for ladies to sport them in a church. Gents to remove them indoors out of respect as mentioned previously.

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    june42011 is right. Women wore hats, scarves, mantilla/chapel veils (or if they didn’t have one, a kleenex) to cover their head as a sign of dignity and humility before God. Although it is less common today (in my area) to see mantilla veils, I still see plenty of women wearing hats to mass. So, if your MIL wants to wear one, I’d say absolutely go for it 🙂 

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    It is very appropriate for a lady to wear a hat to church, especially a wedding!

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I love hats! They have a dignified sexiness to them! And yes, they are ‘allowed’ in church for women.

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