(Closed) Wearing black to a wedding?

posted 12 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Should you wear black as a guest to a wedding?

    Sure, why not?

    No, definately not

    Depends on the season

    Depends on the formality

  • Post # 17
    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I wore black to the last wedding I went to in March… I was not the only one. Besides guys usually wear black suits and the grey pants/black shirt option is becoming very popular with them these days as well. 

    Post # 18
    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2021

    I definitely think its acceptable!!!! My bridesmaids are actually wearing black to my wedding,and I picked out the dress/color for them!!!!!! 

    Post # 19
    1 posts
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Black is the color of my wedding!  My mother, step mother and Future Mother-In-Law will all be wearing black. The only one that really had a problem with it was my Future Mother-In-Law but my mom and step mom were delighted to wear black.  I think the pictures look awesome and are timeless when everyone is wearing black and white.  Gone are the days where it’s "wrong" to wear black to a wedding.  Who makes these rules anyway?  The negative comments I got from Future Mother-In-Law about her black dress were definitely b/c she has heard and follows these rules but it’s 2009 for crying out loud.  If you want your bridal party to wear black-go for it! 

    Post # 20
    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2007

    I actually just recently went to a Black and White wedding, and both mothers wore black to go with the theme. Both were very excited for their children, so I think as long as you know that it’s not an intentional dig at the B&G, then it’s fine for anyone…

    Post # 21
    9 posts
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I went to a wedding in Brazil last year. In Brazil, you are not to wear black to a wedding. The bride informed all the American guest of all the traditions and etiquette for attending a wedding. In the US, I think it is fine to wear black. Every woman has a little black dress and you will always have shoes that go with the dress…

    Post # 22
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think our culture has changed and it’s more than fine to wear black to a wedding, especially as a guest.  Shoot, my new aunt just e-mailed me photos from her wedding we attended and I’m in her photos wearing black.  In fact, I noticed that about 70% of us girls are!

    Post # 23
    796 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    In the past I would have said no, but have you been dress shopping lately? Soooooo much is black. I just think you have to be careful that it’s not too black – I was at a wedding recently where my uncle’s girlfriend wore a black dress with black tights and black boots. It was too much black. But a nice black dress with colorful jewelry wouldn’t be too funereal.

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