(Closed) Wearing black to a wedding (as a guest)–yay or nay?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2253 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If it’s very formal, and the dress doesn’t look “funeral-ish” I say go for it. Black is a very elegant color! Maybe try pairing it with a red scarf or something to brighten it up 🙂

Post # 4
1534 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve worn black dresses to weddings and several women wore black dresses to my wedding.  I don’t think it’s an issue, especially if it’s a formal wedding.

Post # 5
19 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

Another yea vote – a number of guests looked great in black at my wedding in August.

Post # 7
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think wearing black to a wedding is super acceptable. At the last 4 weddings I’ve been to, I’ve seen a lot of women wearing black dresses. None of these were formal affairs, so I would say it is pretty mainstream. Go for it!

Post # 8
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would wear black no problem and I would not think twice if someone wore black to mine.

Post # 9
5229 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Black is completely appropriate to the more formal weddings.

Post # 10
7086 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am a big LBD fan and have several.  I usually wear one of them to weddings unless they are daytime, outside, and very informal.  Just the safest thing to wear for me.  Sometimes when I don’t know the people that well I will take several options for jewelry with me and check out what people are wearing  when we pull up to the venue and put on what ever dresses up or down my LBD.

Post # 12
2662 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have no issue with black dresses! I wore one to my friends wedding this summer. Go for it!


Post # 13
1203 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes, especially with colored heels, colored wrap, pretty jewelry, a nice manicure, etc etc! Not to mention a big smile. 🙂

Post # 14
7960 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i have worn black dresses to many weddings.  a black cocktail dress typically doesn’t look too funeralish (is that a word) when you pair it with great accessories and sexy pair of shoes.

Post # 15
2604 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think it’s fine. Black to me says formal, not necessarily funeral.

Post # 16
1227 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

MOG wearing black birdcagey veil type headpiece with a black dress and shawl=not ok

Otherwise I think you are ok lol

Seriously though I see no problem with wearing a cute black cocktail dress!

The topic ‘Wearing black to a wedding (as a guest)–yay or nay?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors