Post # 1
I’m currently struggling with a dress choice. I remarked at one point that a dress I was looking at was light gold, and my FI said “that sounds yellow! That’s not a wedding dress” So I was going ahead with ivory dresses, but I found my dream dress and it only comes in light gold or diamond white. I tried on a diamond white dress today and it washed me out terribly. I think the light gold warms me up, but I’m concerned that when I walk down the aisle my FI will be thinking it looks dingy or old 🙁 I don’t want to disappoint him, but I want my dream dress! Has anyone else gone through this? Did you go ahead with your choice, and did he even notice? I’m thinking of telling him my dress is ivory, but I don’t want to lie 🙂 and it’s definitely darker than ivory. What to do…
Post # 3
Could you show him pics of other light gold dresses? I find that the way the colors are described makes it sound worse than it is, and maybe if he sees the “light gold” you can gauge his reaction.
Post # 4
I look horrible in any shade of white, so I can empathize. I doubt many men will know the subtle differences in whites if they are looking at it. He won’t be looking at your dress, he’ll be looking at you :).
Post a pic if you can. Might be able to get a more accurate response from others.
Post # 5
A friend of mine wore a light gold dress to her wedding. She accidentally left the fabric swatch in the house and her groom saw it! Like yours he was a bit taken aback that she wasn’t wearing a white dress but once she said that the light gold suited her better he was all up for it. And on the day, in 90% of the photos the dress looks a dark ivory anyways 🙂
Post # 6
I know when I was talking about the dress I wanted with FI I told him it was silver/off white. He totally freaked about this and told me he always thought I would get a WHITE wedding dress. Well I am still going to go with my original dress and just tell him it is white. They get freaked out by all the different colors/names for wedding dresses and dont really have a clue what they look like in person. So my advice to you is to show him a picture of a dress in diamond white and a pic of a dress in the color you prefer. He may end up liking your dress color better and if not then I would just tell him that you feel more comfortable in the light gold. He will probably want you to wear what you think and feel is the most beautiful color on you.
Post # 7
I’ll post a link to it because I don’t want to spam my dress all over the boards 🙂
Need Opinions!! 😀
Post # 8
Honestly, he would think it was white when he sees it!
I have seen Maggie’s light gold in person and it is still definitely a shade of white.
I wouldn’t worry about it too much!
Post # 9
The first dress is STUNNING! I would not consider that to be gold at all. More like ivory.
Post # 10
Looking at the dress I think it’s totally the case of how guys think about colors. I think it’s beautiful and it’s not a dramatic color by any means. Just tell tell him it’s just a slight touch of gold and you look much better in a little color than in white white. Or maybe find a picture of someone else in a light gold dress and show him so he can see in advance.
Post # 11
That dress is AWESOME!! Don’t worry too much about this, I’m SURE he’ll be blown away by how fabulous you look in it.
Post # 12
@PinkBubbleGum: yea thats how I think about it, I’m almost more worried if I bring it up now then he’ll remember on our wedding day and notice it more. The woman in the store said some designers would call the color ivory, but it was definitely darker than the ivory dresses. The color changes between a darker ivory to a light blush pink depending on the light, I love it so much!
@FMM: haha that’s what I think too. He’s red green colorblind, and we argue over colors all the time, but I do feel like this dress cannot be called white, so he’ll know. Perhaps I will just call it “vintage ivory” lol!
@SanDiegoAli: thanks! I’m giddy over it, I can’t wait to order, I’m almost sure she’s the one!
@wolvpack: That’s a really good way to put it, I’ll tell him how fantastic I feel in this color and how blah the other one is 😀
Post # 13
It;s not very gold at all. Don’t worry about it, he will think you are beautiful on your wedding day!
Post # 14
The night before I went for my first dress shopping trip, I had some magazines out and asked DH how he’d feel if I wore I dress that wasn’t in the white/ivory family. He thought for a moment and then said “The way I felt when we had Christmas at your parents’ house and there was no turkey”. Which was sad and confused because Christmas = turkey to him. OK then! I kept that in mind and tried on mostly ivory gowns the next day, luckily they suited me fine and I fell in love with one and that’s what I bought. I’m pretty sure though if I turned up in a different colour, he would have barely noticed (if it was still pale) or not cared (if it was say bright red).
Post # 15
I wouldn’t say anything else to your FI about it, and go with the light gold. I’ve tried that dress on in the light gold (beautiful dress, looks amazing on you!) and I think most people who aren’t brides would say that the dress is cream, or possibly champagne. Don’t get it in a colour that will look bad on you – if you don’t mention it to him again, he really will forget about it. If he says about it again, say it’s like paint charts – they’re all shades of white/ivory, but they have to come up with lots of names to differentiate.
We had exactly this stress with my brother and his FI – she bought a light gold MS dress, and the colour really made her glow, she looked amazing. 2 months before the wedding, he says how his whole life he’s imagined his bride in a white dress, and how upset he’ll be if she’s not in white. We all panicked massively. What happened on the day? He was overcome by how beautiful she looked, and was tearing up as she walked down then aisle.
When we said about it later he said that any light coloured dress was as good as white – he’s a guy after all! – he just meant he didn’t want her in red or something!
Post # 16
I don’t think FI knows my gown is not white. I’m more worried we will clash because he is set on a silver vest and my gown is ivory lace with champagne ruching in the middle and only slight silver detailing (few scattered beads). He wants to know nothing about it and while I told him it is ivory, that is too vague for him.
I like your lt. gold dress so much better than the other one andi t really looks ivory to me, go with the “antique ivory” as a name, that’S your dress.