Post # 1
My cousin and his fiancee are having a black-tie Persian wedding in May. Her family is very formal and is coming to Baltimore from Paris, Sweden, and Iran, among other places. I know the groom is concerned that our very loud and gregarious family will seem like buffoons. The groom’s sister told me it would be extremely offensive for me to wear a black dress. I’m about to start the long, formal, not-black dress hunt, and wondered if there’s anything else I should avoid. Any thoughts?
Post # 3
Hmm I’ve been to a few Persian weddings and there are always women in black dresses.
The weddings tend to be very formal but very fun and loud. So in terms of attire error on the side of overly formal. But in terms in being gregarious, you shouldn’t worry. Persian culture is a lot less conservative than American culture in terms of celebration and festivities. It should be really fun!
Post # 4
I’m really looking forward to it! Her parents and sisters are much more reserved than our family, but they’re really awesome. I’m on the hunt for a floor-length dress, but it’s good to know that I can do black as a fall back without getting in trouble!
(The bride’s pretty low key, but I know our family embarassed her at my wedding. My cousin in the untucked shirt and tennis shoes prompted their decision to go black tie…)
Post # 5
Totally fine! Black is going to be the most common color…and a lot of women change between the ceremony and reception.
Post # 6
Whew! That’s a huge relief! I’ve been getting really anxious about it. Thank you!