I've noticed this quite a bit in the last year. One glaring example was a wedding I attended in Panama in which almost all the women in the groom's family wore long black dresses to a daytime wedding. My brother's fiance is trying to press for black suits for their outdoor spring wedding next year. As the best man, I'm fighting tooth and nail for charcoal suits for the groomsmen and light grey for the groom. What's going on with all the black at weddings?