Is it really bad to wear black to a wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Family
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsCallalily:  Black is being worn to more and more weddings. I think it’s more about the appropriateness of the dress – cut, fabric etc. and the wedding – formal, evening, garden wedding . A black dress is not automatically ok for any wedding.

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

MrsCallalily:  i have never seen an issue with wearing black to a wedding. I mean most groomsmen and even the groom wears a black tux, so why can’t a guest wear black? LoL 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I wore an 80% black dress to a wedding this past weekend… so I would say nothing wrong with it at all as long as it appropriate to the style of that wedding.

for instance i wouldn’t wear the one you posted to a beach wedding, or backyard wedding… but at a hall or city venue in the evening, for sure!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I personally wouldn’t wear black, just because it reminds me of funeral. Thats a cute dress though!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

MrsCallalily:  What time is the wedding? What kind of venue is it? If it’s an evening wedding in a formal setting, you’ll be fine 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Considering historically a mourning color is white… I think wearing black to a wedding is fine. Black goes with everything and compliments every body.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I think an elegant black dress is fine. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

If your wedding gets mistaken for a funeral you have Big issues. You can wear black to any other party or event so I say go for it. I actually bought a new dress for a recent wedding and wish I hadn’t as there was a lot of folks in black. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have been in two weddings where the primary dress color for the bridesmaids was black.  My bridesmaid dresses for my wedding looked similar to the picture you showed.  Don’t where black to a wedding has been officaly outdated.  I’m not sure of the date, but it happened sometime between when my VERY ettiqute concious aunt had words with my mom about wearing a black skirt to a wedding and when she wore a black dress to the next wedding we where all at.  🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I don’t see anything wrong with it, I have worn black as a guest before and my mom wore black to my wedding 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I wouldnt wear black to a morning or beach wedding.  Evening wedding is fine.  I wore an all black dress to an evening wedding with nude heels.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Most of my wedding guests wore black. I wear black to almost every wedding. I see no issue with it.

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