Shelby
Savvy October 2019

Are these too much black for casual outdoor wedding?

Shelby, on February 14, 2020 at 3:55 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 9
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Are these too much black for casual outdoor wedding? 1
Are these too much black for casual outdoor wedding? 2
My husband and I have been invited to a wedding in late May and it is an outdoor wedding. It’s a friend of his, but they aren’t like BFF level close. It’s an outdoor wedding at a park, and it seems like a pretty low-key event. No dress code listed on the invite or their wedding website and I’m waiting to hear back on what their colors are. I know black dresses or accents in outfits can be a touchy subject at weddings, so I wanted to get some feedback. Would either of these be good choices for a laid back outdoor spring wedding? Also, I’m very short (5’1”) so I won’t run the risk of these dresses being too short or “club length” on me. TIA!


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  • Anna
    Super August 2020
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    I've never in my life heard of black being an issue at weddings.

    Those dresses are lovely.

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  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
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    Agree 100%. I think those dresses are very appropriate and cute.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle Online ·
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    These are really cute. Esp the last one
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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
    Gen Online ·
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    Are these too much black for casual outdoor wedding? 3
    Those are cute! I wore this to an outdoor September wedding last year, it was fine! The flowers brighten it up a bit haha
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  • Chantal
    Expert May 2020
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    Those look awesome! I mean, I always like to make sure I'm not going to blend in with bridesmaids, but I think you'll be safe with those. They should look great! Smiley smile

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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
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    Black is fine to wear and I think they are very pretty!
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  • Shelby
    Savvy October 2019
    Shelby ·
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    Apparently there’s an old “superstition” or dumb etiquette where wearing black to a wedding means that you disapprove of the union. I’ve had a couple friends flat out say they wouldn’t want their guests wearing black to their wedding because it seems like funeral attire. I guess I just don’t know if there’s an acceptable ratio of black to other colors? I don’t want anyone to think I’m protesting when I’m not!
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  • Megan
    Rockstar November 2020
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    I always think black is a safe color choice, regardless of the superstition. I like the second one; it seems more summer-y to me.
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  • Future Mrs. Lewis
    Dedicated May 2020
    Future Mrs. Lewis ·
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    Are these too much black for casual outdoor wedding? 4
    wow I have the same pattern dress and mine is longer! lol
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