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To wear black to a catholic wedding?

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CeCeBloomer Fri 14-Aug-15 21:43:55

In my culture it is fine to wear black to weddings but have a catholic wedding to go to tomorrow and it has just occurred to me it might be frowned upon - have no idea AIBU??

Floggingmolly Fri 14-Aug-15 21:45:05

I wouldn't see any issue at all?

cees Fri 14-Aug-15 21:45:24

No it's fine, no one will bate an eyelid.

CeCeBloomer Fri 14-Aug-15 21:45:58

Oh thank goodness - was panicking about alternatives

morelikeguidelines Fri 14-Aug-15 21:47:19

I don't think it's a problem (certainly no more than a C of e or secular UK wedding).

ApocalypseThen Fri 14-Aug-15 21:47:58

What made you think it'd be a problem?

WorraLiberty Fri 14-Aug-15 21:48:38

No problem at all

Just don't start crying and mourning throughout the mass grin

CeCeBloomer Fri 14-Aug-15 21:49:38

I thought maybe the association with funerals - wanted to avoid any faux pas

LynetteScavo Fri 14-Aug-15 21:56:51

Just don't wear a veil.

Will you have any colour? Black is great once you get to the evening do...but I think you need a bit of colour during the day.

Personally I don't wear black before 6pm, and would have my shoulders covered (I sound like an only spinster!) for a Catholic wedding but I can guarantee you won't be thrown out.

MrsTrelis Fri 14-Aug-15 21:57:43

Eeerrrrm I was brought up Catholic and would never wear black to a wedding, it shows disapproval. But I don't know if it's related to Catholicism specifically or not, could just be very old fashioned superstition!!

CeCeBloomer Fri 14-Aug-15 21:58:39

Have a brightly coloured coat to wear over so should do the trick

Floggingmolly Fri 14-Aug-15 22:00:22

It really will be fine, op. Don't worry and enjoy the wedding smile

LynetteScavo Fri 14-Aug-15 22:01:38

My DM wore a pink dress to my uncles wedding, with a black (fake) flower broach thing. My DF was horrified, saying there should be no black at weddings.

I think times have changed. No one will care. I think as long as you have colour in the day time outfit, you will look fab during the evening.

wowfudge Fri 14-Aug-15 22:01:49

Well I've never heard that it shows disapproval! I have always thought it had funereal overtones for older people. It'll be fine. I wore a black hat and jacket to my sister's wedding with a dress that had black detail and it was really smart.

EnlightenedOwl Fri 14-Aug-15 22:01:56

Sorry another Catholic here and no to black for wedding. Funeral yes but not wedding x

starlight2007 Fri 14-Aug-15 22:02:14

No I would never wear black to a wedding..With different coloured acessories maybe

squoosh Fri 14-Aug-15 22:03:34

I've been to a million Catholic weddings and there are always a few black dresses to be seen, usually worn by some of the younger female guests. It's absolutely fine.

midnightvelvetPart2 Fri 14-Aug-15 22:03:55

Not to too much black or white as a wedding guest, if you wear a bright colour to dilute it it will be OK smile

mayaknew Fri 14-Aug-15 22:05:23

I'm Catholic and I've been to a gazillion catholic weddings . I've worn black at least once that I can think of and I've seen black I think pretty much at every one .

It's 2015 . It's fine smilesmile

Hope you have a lovely day ! grin

friendofsadgirl Fri 14-Aug-15 22:05:36

DMIL wore black (complete with a black hat) to our wedding so the idea that it indicates disapproval may well be correct.
Can you add a bright scarf or something if it's too late for a full outfit change?

CeCeBloomer Fri 14-Aug-15 22:06:37

Think I am feeling more confused now but going with the majority ...

PenelopePitstops Fri 14-Aug-15 22:06:38

No don't do it. Unless you have vibrant accessories. It looks like a disapproval.

wigglesrock Fri 14-Aug-15 22:07:40

I wore a black dress to a wedding in June, no one threw me out and as far as I can gather I wasn't talked about too much. You have a coat to go over it? so you're really just wearing a black dress to a wedding reception - no harm will befall anyone.

Trills Fri 14-Aug-15 22:08:28

All back is a bad idea if you think that any of the wedding party might be superstitious.

museumum Fri 14-Aug-15 22:09:20

I'm Catholic atheist and would wear a black dress but only with colourful cardi or jacket.

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