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

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3366 posts
Sugar 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
2073 posts
Buzzing 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
34 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

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

Post # 7
933 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
341 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
7898 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Black is completely appropriate to the more formal weddings.

Post # 10
14490 posts
Honey 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
4009 posts
Honey 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
1731 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
11259 posts
Sugar 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
3665 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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

Post # 16
1963 posts
Buzzing 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!

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