Shocking confession coming up (or perhaps not, depending on your perspective): I often wear black to weddings. Actually, now that I come to think about it, I can recall only two wedding I didn’t wear black to – and one of those was when I was a seven year old flower girl.
Don’t get me wrong: I don’t go for the full-on funeral look (the black is always accessorised with colour. Trinny and Susannah would hate me), and I don’t do it to make any kind of statement – it just so happens that a lot of my favourite dresses are black, and it’s what I feel good in. And I always, always ask the bride if she minds before I wear it. So far, no one has, although I suspect I may just have been lucky, as there still seem to be a lot of people around who think it’s "bad form" or even bad luck to wear black to someone’s big day.
As a bride to be myself, I can honestly say that I don’t care what colours people wear to my wedding: just as long as no one turns up in a long, ivory wedding dress, I’m happy to let my guests dress as they please. (Although, that said, football strips, track suits and trainers would probably annoy me, but then, they annoy me anyway…). Actually, if I’d had adult bridesmaids, I’d probably have dressed them in black cocktail dresses for a classy, glamorous look. I’d draw the line a black wedding dress (the one up above is by The Wedding Wardrobe), but only because I don’t think it would suit me – they can look fantastic on other people.
So, what do you think? Will you be offended if any of your guests show up in black, or do you think the superstition has long since had its day?