Ok to wear black and white to a wedding. Opinions please.

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Tracy4747:  Personally I’m not a fan of wearing black to weddings but I know others will disagree with me.  Black = funeral to me.  I don’t think the amount of white on that dress is a problem tho.

Post # 4
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

That’s not a lot of white. I’m fine with black at weddings.

Post # 5
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

i might be in the minority, but black is classic and i would wear black to everything. That’s not a lot of white so you’re good to go!

Post # 6
2878 posts
Sugar bee

I wouldn’t mind black. It is as ‘funeral’ as you make it look. Paired with nice shoes and accessories, it can be chic and elegant. I don’t think there are inappropriate colors for a wedding, although I would never dare to wear something plain white as a guest (but with patterns, at a semi-formal/casual event, I would). However, as a bride, I couldn’t care less … my reception dress isn’t even white. 🙂

Post # 7
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Not loving the dress. But the color combo is  fine

Post # 8
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yes, that’s fine to wear. While not wearing white to weddings is still the rule of thumb, wearing black to weddings (particularly evening weddings) is pretty much fine now.

Post # 10
143 posts
Blushing bee


Unless there is a specific dress code prohibiting it, I say go for it. Black is a staple anyway.

Post # 11
42182 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t mind the black and white,  but it just doesn’t look very dressy to me- more like a schoolgirl.

Post # 13
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Tracy4747:  I think a LBD is appropriate at almost any function out there and there is barely any white. I say wear the dress.

Post # 14
841 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Tracy4747:  I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wearing black to a wedding as a general rule, though I probably wouldn’t wear it to a outdoor summer wedding. And it’s certainly not too white, if that’s what you were worried about.

Glad you decided on ordering it!

Post # 15
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Very cute dress, I’d wear it in a heartbeat 🙂 I think it’s fine to wear to a wedding that’s a little more on the casual side but maybe it’s not quite right for a very posh wedding? The dress definitely doesn’t look like it belongs on a funeral and the amount of white is minimal so as long as you feel it’s dressy enough for the wedding you’re invited to, you’re good to go 🙂

ETA: Just saw your update. Yu’re definitely good to go then 🙂

Post # 16
4140 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ehhh tbqh this dress is giving me a shirly-temple-meets-wednesday-addams thing that is making me feel like it’s not something to wear to a wedding. 

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