Hello. My wedding is October 17. We are having a 5 pm ceremony with a dinner reception after that. My wedding colors are eggplant with copper accents. My mom has been shopping for a dress to wear to the wedding. She recently lost a lot of weight and wants to show off. She was not happy with the options at the bridal stores and found a dress she really likes at a department store. It is black and she asked me if people would think that she would be "mourning the wedding" if she wore it. (FYI - she really likes my FI and is excited about the wedding, so she's not trying to make a statement.) I told her I didn't think so, since the wedding is in the evening and the dress is much more festive than something you'd wear to the funeral. Plus, it would match and she would probably wear it again too.I just wanted to get opinions from others to gauge how it's perceived now. (I'm the oldest in the family so there's not a bunch of weddings we can use for reference.) Thanks everyone!