(Closed) Wearing blue to a wedding

posted 9 years ago in East Asian
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

it’s not the best thing to wear to a traditional chinese wedding but at least it’s not black! how about accessorizing it with colors – a shawl, purse, shoes, etc? that might help offset the dark color for an asian wedding?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

Would you mind explaining this for the culturally impaired (sorry!)? I am just curious. Is it the color blue at a "traditional Asian" wedding that is forbidden, or are dark colors in general just a bad idea?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

Hi! I’m not the *most* up-to-date on East Asian traditions (I’m Chinese-American, but my knowledge of traditions is a bit fuzzy) – I thought black might be a no-no but hadn’t heard about blue.  My go-to wedding outfit as a guest this year is a royal blue cocktail dress, so I hope it’s not frowned upon!  I think it ultimately depends on the guestlist – for example, I know my aunts and uncles might not care guests wore blue dresses, but maybe my Grams might. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

Oh, thanks for the explanation, I had no idea! 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

the way i was raised, we were told black, white and dark blue (navy) were colors of mourning. not sure if that helps. but i think it might vary from location / generation as wheresmydessert says.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Not sure about the tradition…but girl, that dress is GORGEOUS!  I’d say just wear it!  It’s shiny, sexy, fierce…definitely not a mourning suit…Just my humble opinion…(and I’m Korean-American – I’ve heard black and white being mourning colors, but not blue…)

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

when i was little, i was told i couldn’t wear blue (think primary color blue, not navy, not pastel) in my hair because it meant that i was in mourning. but now, my korean fmil is planning to wear a blue dress, bc korean grooms’ mothers usually wear blue (it might be a light blue/ navy blue combo) ! can’t win even within the e. asian cultures, because you’re bound to find another culture to contradict. if your heart’s joyful and you’re wearing blue, i say no harm done. go for it!

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