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Old 06-02-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I understand that this old ettiquette rule is considered somewhat dated now. We are invited to a wedding on Saturday at 6:00 pm in the evening. This came up kind of suddenly because my husband is one of the musicians at the reception and I have been invited as well. Problem is all the dresses I own are some mixture of black. I would like to wear a solid black dress with a floral print jacket which is beige, black and white mixed.

I'm trying to lose weight. So I'm really not wanting to purchase an expensive dress just for this one occasion. But should I? I can't remember what other ladies were wearing the last wedding I attended. Is black (not necessarily solid black) truly ok now? What say you?

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Old 06-02-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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I would wear black to a wedding, and when I had a wedding, I wouldn't have cared if anyone showed up in black. (They might have and I just didn't notice.)
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:31 AM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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I say yay! I'm biased because my bridesmaids wore black dresses. I've also worn black gowns to weddings. As far as I'm concerned, the only colors that you shouldn't wear are white and ivory.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I agree Kaykay, go for it!! With the floral jacket, it will be great!
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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Absolutely especially an evening wedding...My daughter got married at night and it was a black and white wedding where the wedding party wore black...It looked so classy.

Go and enjoy!
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Unless it was a Goth wedding or a heavy metal rocker wedding, yes I would wear black. But those are the only reasons why.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Fort Wayne
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I understand that this old ettiquette rule is considered somewhat dated now. We are invited to a wedding on Saturday at 6:00 pm in the evening. This came up kind of suddenly because my husband is one of the musicians at the reception and I have been invited as well. Problem is all the dresses I own are some mixture of black. I would like to wear a solid black dress with a floral print jacket which is beige, black and white mixed.

I'm trying to lose weight. So I'm really not wanting to purchase an expensive dress just for this one occasion. But should I? I can't remember what other ladies were wearing the last wedding I attended. Is black (not necessarily solid black) truly ok now? What say you?
No black for women at weddings.
Or red.
They take away attention from the bride.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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This says it is okay...I don't usually check websites to see what the proper thing to do is but this thread got me thinking so here it is:

Guide For Guests: What To Wear - Wedding Planning Ideas - Wedding Fashion
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I say go for it.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I personally would not...
but if you are comfortable with it, fine.

Just make sure you don't match the bridesmaids, as many ARE wearing black now.
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