Q. 1. My friend is getting married in the Catholic Church. She is pregnant. She was told that she can only wear a short white gown. Is that true?
A. 1. There is no written rule in the Catholic Church that says a pregnant member of the faith must wear a white wedding gown or a short one if pregnant.
Because most Catholics associate the white gown with being a "virgin" when the white color actually represents the joy of the occassion, the wearing of white may draw negative comments from some of those who are present.
Wearing a white gown if one is pregnant is a myth.
Wearing a short dress of any color if one is pregnant is also a myth.