Would you get married in a Black Wedding Dress?

@ukchriss (2103)
February 22, 2007 3:42pm CST
A friend of mine has just won a local competition to have her whole marriage paid for up to £5000, (will that pay for a big wedding nowadays?) So long as she gets married in a Black wedding dress made by a local designer. If someone was going to give me a dress and £5000 towards my wedding I would be tempted, would you? I did get married in white the first time and cream the second, What colour did you get married in?
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@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
23 Feb 07
I got married in a cream colored dress. It wasn't that I really watned that color, it just happened to be the color of the dress I ended up liking. It was one of those things were I knew and my mom knew it was the right dress as soon as I put it on. I think it really depends on what the couple wants. Some people don't really care about having a traditional wedding so having a black dress would be no big deal for them. Black is my husbands favorite color so I think he would have loved it if I wore black. I know people say black is not a color for a wedding but how many men wear black tux's. My cousin won a contest to get married from a radio station also. Her wedding was actaully in a movie theater right before a special screening of Batman. She was dressed as CatWoman and the Groom as Batman. It was actaully a very fun wedding. Like I said it really depends on the couple and what they want.
• Canada
23 Feb 07
I'm getting married in scarlet. I have pale skin and so I don't look good in pale colors. Scarlet will bring out the paleness of my skin and I love the contrast between the two. I was never really one for white wedding dresses and I think these days especially, you can pay an absolute fortune for nothing much different from the norm. I wouldn't mind wearing a black wedding dress to be honest, although I think it would have to be something very different from what is available today style wise. Congratulations to your friend. That must have been a wonderful surprise for her and she must be delighted.
• Ireland
22 Feb 07
If the dress was nice, then I think I could be tempted. It would be rather unusual. I know my grandaughter would love it as she is all into the black goth clothes. She even wanted to wear a black bridesmaids dress at my daughter's wedding. I don't think £5000 would cover the cost of a big wedding at to-days prices but it would help a good deal. I myself wore a traditional white dress at my wedding. Cream or ivory would have been sacrilege at the time I was married. I wonder what they would have thought of black. Ha, ha.
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@shywolf (4520)
• United States
22 Feb 07
For that amount of money, with the way that weddings are so expensive today, why not? Women get married in lots of color dresses today, why not black? It would probably help me to hide a bit of my weight, as well, lol. I think that it could look pretty nice. I definitely don't see a problem with doing it, so my answer is that I would definitely do it if someone were going to give me the dress and also some good cash towards paying for the wedding. I can't answer your question at the end about what color I got married in, though, since I haven't been married - but if I were getting married anytime soon, I would probably go for the traditional white just because it seems lovely to me. I don't know, though. It would depend on if i saw a dress that I thought I liked better.
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@itgalary (633)
22 Feb 07
I don't think there is something wrong in it. But in many cases black is considered as a color related to sadness.
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
23 Feb 07
Well, it is quite tempting but I am not sure I could wear a black dress ... I know that now people get married in any color and the symbolic white for purity is seldom oberved - I got married in white eventhough I was not longer "pure" - but still, i think I would rather et married in blue or green but not in black ... and I think my family would thank me for that !! lol It is very tempting to accept 5,000, but I think it would put a damper on such a beautiful day Now this is my opinion and I perfectly understand that someone could do it, but not me Would you really do it, if it were your first wedding ukchriss ??
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@ukchriss (2103)
23 Feb 07
Yes I think I would It would certainly be a day to remember!
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Yeah probably ! Thank you for answering
• United States
23 Feb 07
i most definitely would wed in a black dress. In fact, my wedding colors are going to be black and burgundy, so my dress will be either black with burgundy accents or burgundy with black accents and my bridesmaids will be the opposite.
@patootie (3593)
24 Feb 07
Black wedding dress and bridesmaids in burgundy would look good .. and you could have some really deep rich red roses in your bouquet .. the menfolk would look good in dark grey with burgundy waistcoats and cravats .. very posh !
@loisse21 (216)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
for me,personally, it doesnt matter what would be the color of the dress.i like to wear dark/bloody red on my wedding but if that color isnt available i'll go ahead with black.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
24 Feb 07
i think black makes everyone look better. As i get broader in the beam, as us ladies of a certain age are prone to do, i appreciate the look that black gives me. I would have no problem dressing for a wedding in black, i like the look of it blessed be
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@patootie (3593)
24 Feb 07
For £5000 I'd get married in any colour or combinations of colours they want to chose .. at least they can get most of the rest of the wedding paid for .. I can't believe how much money some folks spend out on a wedding .. sometimes going into debt to provide a lavish day ... seems rather daft to me .. even if I had the money I would want a small intimate do ...
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• United States
23 Feb 07
im not married but i think a black dress would be pretty. depending ont he person you could also make the wedding style like that say (gothic theme) i seem a wedding on tv like that and it was pretty. i would do it if i had the money and a good imagination and planning.
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• India
23 Feb 07
wearing black wedding dress in our wedding is considered as a bad omen. even the guests coming to attend the ceremony don't prefer wearing black dress. even i wont were black dress just because it is expensive. our auspicious colours are all the shades of red. in my wedding i wore red too!
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@Naomi17 (624)
23 Feb 07
No i wouldn't get married in black i had the most beautiful white dress, black wouldn't have been the same i wanted the white dress the long train the veil and the flowers suppose that makes me traditional and i felt like a princess
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
23 Feb 07
if some one is willing to design it and pay for it I would accept it with thanks. Now a days it is a very costly thing to even consider, I can not even begin to imagine spending $15,000 (5000 pounds) on a one day event, There is so much more or other things that money can go toward, Mind you this looking back, and hindsight is always 20/20 But Honestly, a down payment on a new home. furniture, even a honey moon if necessary. It just seems so frivolous to spend so much money on just a wedding. as well the chances of it lasting are only about 50%, I have known people that are paying for their wedding along with their divorce, so go figure. When I got married my dress cost $75.00, and it was white. I had seen a cocktail dress in the store it was Ice blue I loved the design asked if they could get it in white and they brought it in for me. My total wedding about about $175.00. My in-laws were furious as they were quite well to do, But I had to pay for the wedding myself, with no help from anyone, This should have been seen as red flags, but that is another story. My sister in Law was Married a few months later and her wedding cost $18.000 and this was in 1963. She is still married and that is one marriage I would have bet wouldn't last 6 month, so it just goes to show you.
@shlynx08 (56)
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
i thnk its ok and i love black
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
23 Feb 07
That is an odd contest! I think it would be tempting for sure but black is considered a color of sadness. The white dress stands for purity and black is just the opposite. I think it is a stinky contest myself.
• United States
23 Feb 07
I had a halloween wedding 13 years ago.. i wore dark blue and had plastic spiders in my hair..someone came to the ceremony dressed a sperm whale..you bet I would get married in a black DESIGNER dress!
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@carlysle (271)
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
it would definitely be interesting to get married in a black dress... but i think its kinda spooky to get married in one... unless your into goth... :) but hey if the style of the dress is worth it.. then why not.... :)
• United States
23 Feb 07
hey if someone else is paying for it then sure i'd get married in a black wedding dress. that's kind of cool actually. i've never been married before but would take the dress and the money.
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@sammantha (278)
• United States
23 Feb 07
I got married in jeans and a nice shirt.We went to the court house and got married. I think that it is up to the person but if I had the chance to get married in all black I would.