(Closed) Is this okay to wear to a wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2894 posts
Sugar bee

To me, ”little black dress” is a must, and no it’s not a dress you need only for funerals. It’s a dress that will be perfect for any formal event, be it a cocktail after the job, first date, job interview or wedding. It’s all in the accessories, which shoes, which jewelry, which handbag you’ll pair it with.

I would not be offended if my guests wore black, it’s elegant and it’s actually one of my favorite colors.

By the way, most men wear black suits (more than any other colors I think),  why would this color be okay for suits and ties, but not for a dress ? 😛

Post # 4
1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I wouldn’t be offended at all – unless you were my mother or the groom’s mother! lol Where I come from, either of the mothers in black signifies that they don’t support the marriage. However I don’t think that applies to the other wedding guests. 

Just to be on the safe side, you could add a little cardigan in a vivid colour. I think a cardigan does more to liven up a black dress than just accessories if you’re worried about looking too sombre.  

Post # 6
6349 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@thefuturemrsD:  I don’t think it’s offensive to wear black; nor would I care if anyone wore black to our wedding.

However, black is not a colour I would choose to wear to a wedding personally speaking.

Post # 7
9082 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

My mom wore black. No biggie.

I wouldn’t bat an eye if anyone wore black to my wedding, or even white for that matter.

Post # 8
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Unless its a drab suit I don’t think it’s an issue. In fact black is classic color for evening wear and it’s extremely versitale, by switching your hair, makeup, shoes and jewlery  you will be able to look completely different esp because you van wear any color with black.


I admit to being bias because I love black!


Post # 9
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@thefuturemrsD:  I don’t think it’s weird at all! I love black and LBDs are always in good taste, IMO.

But I’m wondering if we are somehow in the minority? I’m considering having my BMs in black dresses and I’ve gottens some complaints from others, both inside and outside the bridal party.

Post # 10
2115 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

The LBD will always look good regardless of the setting. It’s definitely wedding appropriate. The only exception I think would be something that actually looks funerary. Think Morticia Addams but less attractive. The pink accessories will definitely keep it upbeat.

Post # 11
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t understand the whole “don’t wear black to a wedding” the same way that I don’t understand the whole “don’t wear anything other than black to a funeral.” We had a couple of guests show up in black dresses and they looked great. On the other hand, I wore a pretty cobalt blue dress (my grandpa’s favorite color) to my grandpa’s funeral last year and got some comments that I was being “disrespectful.” Whatthefuck ever. As long as you don’t wear a shade of white (all white) or whatever color the bridesmaids are wearing, you’re fine.

Post # 12
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

At least half my guests wore a black dress. I cant imagine not being able to wear a LBD to a wedding!

Post # 13
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Black is fine. I had a couple of ladies wear super skanky dresses. They warned me ahead of time and I was like , meh if you got it flaunt it. The best man actually told me that dancing with one of these ladies (who happended to be another groomman’s wife) gave him a boner. Um ok. 

Post # 15
11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Miss Manners still says “no” to ladies wearing black to weddings. However, having said that, I will add that most people today not only are not offended by someone else wearing black to a wedding, but also they are not even aware of the historical prohibition against it. The bottom line is that some of those who know that ladies traditionally should avoid wearing black to weddings may be bothered by it, but your friends likely will not give it a second thought.


Post # 16
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m thinking no one is going to wear a cocktail dress to a funeral, so I don’t ever get it when people make that comparison. 


Sounds like the dress is good!


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