Post # 1
So I talked to a bridal store today that is really good and helpful. They said that what I *suspected* and was worried about was true:
**Your ivory dress will CLASH with white linens** It could make your dress look yellow even if it is a light ivory!
If you order an ivory dress you must have ivory linens or an organza ivory overlay on top of the white table cloths.
So guess what? I regret getting an ivory dress even more! The sales people pushed ivory at me. I am not going to listen to my parents either, I am renting ivory linens then!!!
Post # 3
Depending on your skin tone, ivory may have looked better on you. I’m pale so I couldn’t go with a white dress because it would have washed me out.
Post # 4
I somewhat agree that it won’t “match” the exact shade of the table linens, but there’s no reason it needs to be an exact match. Being NOT white is the appeal of ivory.
ETA – I’m pale too, so they recommended ivory (diamond white). I used white linens and white flowers, and it looked fine.
Post # 5
Oh, and the groom/groomsmen wore white shirts and that was fine too 🙂 despite what the people at the suit rental place will tell you.
Post # 6
i’ve seen this debate on here before, but my two cents are that i’ve seen ivory dresses paired with white shirts on the men and white linens plenty of times and it looks perfectly fine. no one is going to sit there and say “wow her dress looks dirty next to those white linens!” i swear this is a lie made up by the bridal industry to get you to pay extra money to upgrade from standard white linens, shirts, etc.
Post # 7
My mom is a photographer and I had her do some test shots as I was worried about this also. I saw nothing that made my dress look dirty in the photos. I would say to try this out yourself, it all may be in how the photos are lit, and how the room is lit.
Post # 8
I don’t know…the lights will be a little dim a the reception…I’m thinking this isn’t going to be a significant problem, even in photos. I could be wrong, and heaven knows I’m not exactly fashion forward. Heck, I’m even going to carry white flowers with my ivory dress.
Post # 9
If you have the money and WANT to put it toward custom ivory linens, by all means do it. But further to my point, I thought I’d stick up a picture of me standing beside beside my white linens in my off-white dress. To my eye, not a big deal at all.
I hate that the bridal industry tries to freak you out about how terrible things will look. Mine was that I got pretty much BERATED at the tux store about white shirts making my dress look dingy like it was the number one bridal sin, and making me cry… needless to say we didn’t order from there.
Post # 10
@SapphireSun:do you mind if i ask what flowers are in your bouquet? I love it.
Post # 11
I’m a flower dummy, and my aunt made it from whatever was available at the flower wholesaler a couple days before the wedding. I know there were mums, fresias, hypernicum, white roses. Just to avoid hi-jacking this thread, I’ll PM you a close-up.
Oops, it doesn’t let me attach pictures to a PM, so sorry to the OP for the sideshow here!
Post # 12
I had an ivory dress with white EVERYTHING else. Never noticed. (Pronovias ivory.) Honestly I have a hard time picturing it clashing THAT much. I have yet to see a picture that proves this theory. Maybe “ivory” is a lot more golden for some designers?
Post # 13
This is not necessarily a bad thing. I went to a wedding recently where the bride coordinated the lines with her champagne dress. The dress was polyester satin and when she was sitting down I couldn’t help but notice that the skirt looked like it was a part of the tablecloth.
Post # 14
this completely untrue.. i have attended and many wedding wear the linens were white and the gown was ivory and it looked perfectly fine. since when do people have to dress to match their linens anyway?
Post # 15
i’m really sorry but this post made me laugh a little. My dress clashing with the table linens is just about the last thing I’d spend any time worrying about. I promise, NO ONE will notice the difference 🙂
Post # 16
I’m going to chalk this up to bridal brain and your bridal salon taking advantage of it. The ivory dress is probably more flattering on you than a white one… that’s the case for most (not all) folks. So which is worse… not matching your table linens or not having a flattering dress?