Bride falls down steps while throwing bouquet in amusing wedding fail
A woman has sparked a debate after considering wearing black to a wedding.
Posting on Reddit, the woman explained she is "pretty alternative" and wanted to wear black but was concerned about whether it was appropriate or not.
She wrote: "I identify as pretty alternative; I wear a lot of black clothes, dark eyeliner and I have tattoos. So naturally, I was talking to my boyfriend about buying a nice new black dress for the wedding.
"He chuckled and said in disbelief 'you’re not going to wear black to a wedding, are you?'
"I know that wearing white to a wedding is off-limits, but I’ve not heard anything bad about wearing black before. I get that it’s more of a funeral colour, but surely I won’t be taking any attention away from the bride if I’m dressed in black?"
Responding to her concerns, some people said black was fine. "My bridesmaids wore black cocktail dresses because I really wanted them to get dresses they could wear again," one said. "For real. Black is awesome."
Another wrote: "I specifically have a black dress that I wear to weddings because I don’t ever want to upstage the bride and I just want to blend in. I think it would be fine unless you went in with like a painted mohawk or something else extreme".
But others said it was inappropriate. One wrote: "Black at a Thai wedding is really, really bad manners."
And another explained: "I’ve heard a couple of theories on why not to wear black to a wedding. Someone else mentioned that you’re wishing someone in the bridal party dead. The other one I’ve heard is that anyone who wears a black dress to a wedding has slept with the groom and is showing disrespect to the couple and is in mourning."
What do you think?
Have your say in our news democracy. Click the upvote icon at the top of the page to help raise this article through the indy100 rankings.