Post # 1
My soon to be mother in law called the other day asking if it would be ok if she wore black. She told me she heard somewhere it was not proper etiquette. I don’t want to say no, but then again it is going to be a JUNE wedding. I think she feels comfortable in black, but then again it reminds me of mourning. Any thoughts?
Post # 3
I think a lot of people wear black to weddings now. It probably depends on the time of day and how you feel about it.
Post # 4
its bad luck in some societies. and quite frankly i wouldnt want anyone thinking the MIL is mourning her son’s marriage.
its acceptable if done correctly. but honestly june? black? really?
what are you rwedding colors? can she find a more summer friendly neutral?
Post # 5
hmmm maybe offer to go shopping with her? I don’t think black is appropriate…. JMO
Post # 6
ohhh AND If FH is wearing a tux, maybe suggest a different color so the picture look better?
Post # 7
The guys are wearing grey tux’s and the bridesmaid’s are wearing concord. I think it would be more appropriate if it were late in the evening, but the ceremony is @ 5pm. It will probably be pretty warm and it is not air conditioned. I just don’t want to start anything…
Post # 8
I think if its done right it will be fine, black can be very classy and sophistcated, not all black dresses look like they belong at a funeral 🙂
Post # 9
I think you should let her wear what she wants and is comfortable wearing,regardless of color. It’s hard to find a great dress for either the MOB or MOG.
My daughter’s wedding last June was also at 5, and I wore a black and white dress. It wasn’t a plan,but it was the best dress for me (after buying 4 others first) and she loved it as did I.
Here’s the dress I wore.
Post # 10
I honestly don’t think it is an issue. I can honestly say if I saw the mother of the groom wearing a black dress at a wedding I went to, I certainly would not think she was in mourning about her son’s marriage or anything else. I perosnally wouldn’t think anything of it. I think she should be able to wear what she wants. Soeaking for myself, I wear black all year round. But if it really will make you upset if she wears black, then I guess you should speak up.
Post # 11
How about suggesting bright accessories and shoes etc, to liven it up a bit? I wouldn’t stress about it, if she’s not out in a wedding dress or a nun’s habit, don’t worry! you’ve enough to be doin, leave her at it! Nobody else will notice anyway!
Post # 12
Tell her you’d be afraid she’d be too hot / blend into the background with such a dull color for such a vibrant time of year. My girls wore black for my MARCH wedding and they were accented with apple green shawls and accessories. But it was breezy and cool. Unlike June! I’d tell her to maybe see if she can find anything else before deciding.