(Closed) Help the MOG wants to wear black on our wedding day!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Defintely an odd color choice for a wedding, espeically in August. But maybe she thinks it makes her look slimmer?

Post # 5
187 posts
Blushing bee

My mom is wearing a black skirt with a neutral jacket and top to my wedding.  I thought she would want to wear a fancier dress but she’s comfortable with the outfit she’s chosen and that’s important to me.  Maybe the MOG thinks she will match the tuxedos (if the guys are wearing black).

Post # 6
5089 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Is that just her style? My mom wore black to my wedding, and she was elated about it. She’s just someone who wears black, though. I knew it wasn’t personal – she wore black to her OWN (2nd) wedding to my stepdad, lol!

I don’t think the “don’t wear black to a wedding” is a hard and fast rule the way “don’t wear white” is. I know lots of women who consider a black cocktail dress to be perfect wedding wear.

Post # 7
3770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Honestly unless she is wearing a matching black veil and looks like she is in mourning, I think it is fine.

Post # 8
4883 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Eh, just let her.  She’ll probably regret it for a lot of reasons 🙂

Plus, duh, she’s mourning the loss of her son.

Post # 9
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I really don’t think black is that odd of a color choice, especially of its a formal wedding, no matter the time of day.

Post # 10
2977 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think she may just want to ‘match’ the tuxes, and thinks she might be looking more formal, and sophisticated, by wearing black. I really don’t think she sees it as morbid, or as a faux paus. She may think she looks sharp by matching the FOG!

Post # 11
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve been to a wedding where the MOB wore black and I didn’t think twice about it until somebody else mentioned it afterwards. Honestly, I think white/ivory is a no-no, but black? No biggie.

PS. Does ‘never wear black to a wedding’ really exist? I’m looking back now and thinking of all the times I TOTALLY wore a black cocktail dress to weddings. Whoops.

Post # 12
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Granted we’re having a black tie, super formal wedding, but my mom is wearing a black gown to our wedding. She looks amazing and totally appropriate for the occasion. As someone else said, as long as she’s not wearing a black veil, she will look just fine.

Post # 15
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Yeah, what’s wrong with black to a wedding… unless she actually looks as if she is in mourning… I think the “no black” rule is a bit old fashioned anyway.

Post # 16
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My Mother-In-Law is probably going to wear black and my mom is wearing brown.  They both wanted to find another color, but didn’t have any luck.  I don’t mind – I’d rather them have flattering dresses in black/brown than dresses they don’t like in another color.

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