Post # 1
Just wondering about opinions on wearing black to a wedding. Bridesmaids, mothers, guests..What do you think?
I love black. My mother wore black to the wedding. She was hesitant but we both loved the dress and it didn’t matter to me. I almost had black bridesmaids dresses but decided I wanted something more colorful. My grandmother about had a stroke when she heard my mom was wearing black, but ended up loving her dress.
What are your opinions?
Post # 3
- Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves
I wouldn’t think any of it really, cause for me black’s more a formal color rather than a mourning one, but I understand why some people might think otherwise.
Post # 4
I don’t think its acceptable for a guest to wear black to a wedding. You never really know if the bride is going to care about it or not, so why even go there. As a guest, I would just avoid the color to avoid possibly offending anyone. As for the mothers of the bride & groom, I think they should just make sure the couple is okay with it before purchasing a black dress. I thinks its certainly okay for the bridesmaids, because it reflects the bride’s wishes.
Post # 5
I feel like anyone can wear black to a wedding! If you choose it for your bridesmaids, it’s obviously a GO for them. If your mom picks it, well then, good for her. And as a guest of the wedding, I often wear a little black cocktail dress!! Always classy, always appropriate (in my eyes!)
Post # 6
I think wearing black is absolutely fine. Tho I am biased completely….
My BM’s dress is black and charcoal
My mum’s dress is black with large white dots
My dress is white with black details
Post # 7
I think it has to do with the tone of the wedding. A casual, summer garden, beach or late morning wedding? Kinda weird. A fall late afternoon, evening or formal wedding? Rock out the LBD.
Post # 8
I think it’s acceptable no matter what the role in the wedding, bride included.
Post # 9
I totally think black is appropriate for a wedding, especially a formal wedding (I probably wouldn’t wear black to a garden party or beach wedding, just because of the setting). My mom is wearing the most incredible off-the-runway black gown for our wedding and I can’t even wait to see her looking like a celebrity!! I LOVE black.
Post # 10
I love black and mosto of my dresses are black. When I go to a wedding with my dad’s side of the family I avoid it because in there culture it’s rude to wear mourning colors such as red,purple and black to a wedding. And white is acutally encouraged.
Post # 11
I think it’s perfectly fine!
Post # 12
I think it’s just fine too. Although I got married in a black with white polka dots dress.. Hehe!
Post # 13
I agree it makes a difference as to time of day…morning/afternoon weddings its a bit sombre, evening weddings its classic and classy. i dont know why i feel like that but i do
The only other issue is that if MOG or MOB are wearing it, it *may* be interpreted as some guests as them not really approving of the wedding. up to the bride really
Post # 14
I am wearing a black dresses that is backless with rhinestones. I bought it from Cache and I am wearing it to my future sister in laws wedding next month. I hope she doesn’t have a problem with the color but I think she may have a problem with the rhinestones…. It is in a very sexy design and eye catching. I think there is over 500 rhinestones on the back of the dress but I absolutely love the dress and had it for about 4 years now and only worn it once. Time to wear it again.
Post # 15
Oh, she is having an evening wedding at a very elegant place. The dress will fit right in.
Post # 16
As a guest, I would not wear black to a wedding unless I was 100% certain the bride and groom were OK with it. But I wouldn’t think twice about anyone else wearing black.
As a bride, my Maid/Matron of Honor, the MOB, MOG, and at least one guest that I know of will be wearing black to my wedding. I’m fine with it.