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Wedding Dresses: Black Wedding Dresses

Black Wedding Dresses
Untraditional but Gorgeous!

black wedding dress

Believe it or not, black wedding dresses are really popular, even if tradition dictates that black is more commonly seen at a funeral rather than a wedding!

Back in 1997, Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker got married to husband Matthew Broderick in black and set a new trend.

Sarah wanted to marry "invisibly" and her way of doing it was to wear a black dress.

She apparently regretted the decision later, but hey, it was right at the time for her desire to keep things low-key.

Besides not wanting to make a big show out of your wedding, there are plenty of other good reasons to wear oh so chic noir on your big day.

Getting Married in Black

Here are just a few reasons:

  • PRICE
    It's stating the obvious but a black wedding gown can be FAR cheaper. You don't need to visit a bridal store as you can hunt for the dress of your dreams in prom dress stores or even buy a little black dress from your local discount fashion store without a single mention of the "W" word.

  • Show your PERSONALITY
    Wearing a black dress on your wedding day will probably cause huge controversy amongst relatives and friends, but it's sure to put your individual stamp on what would otherwise be yet another traditional, unsurprising day - dare to be different?

  • ENJOY the PLANNING
    Why feel miserable because you feel intimidated by having to conform to tradition? Have fun planning your big day, get advice from friends and relatives but be sure to do what YOU want.

  • COLOR is Cool
    Some women just do not suit white or ivory. While pink, blue or red wedding dresses are other alternative choices, why not consider a dark shade too, especially if you love wearing the color!

And here's a fabulous little black number at a stunning price to match:

A-line Strapless Floor-length Taffeta Bridesmaid/ Wedding Party Dress (HSX036)

Strapless Long Taffeta Wedding Dress

With optional different colored ribbon and gorgeous ruffle details, this lovely taffeta wedding gown may be black, but it will make you look like a princess. You can wear it afterwards too and it's available in 25 other colors, if black isn't to your taste after all.


Read the fabulous customer reviews!

Gothic Wedding Dresses

You don't have to look like Morticia Addams to go gothic!

This fabulous gothic inspired dress from online wholesaler LightintheBox costs just $179.99 and there are fabulous reviews to read (just click on the BUY/More Info button) if you're at all worried about ordering a wedding dress online.

Chiffon Taffeta A-line Strapless Tea-length Evening Dress

Chiffon Taffeta Strapless Dress

Stunning taffeta dress with a ruffled flower bodice and dramatic cascading ruffled skirt. Shown in dark brown but looks equally gorgeous in black - just read the reviews via the link below. Will flatter almost any shape, big or small!


Read the customer reviews on this dress

Break with Tradition!

If YOU want to break with tradition and wear a black wedding dress, forget fancy wedding magazines or logging onto the Weddingchannel.com.

For tips and ideas on planning a completely alternative wedding, take a look at this book I just spotted:
Offbeat Bride: Taffeta-Free Alternatives for Independent Brides by Ariel Meadow Stallings.



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