Post # 1
Hi girls – opinions are desperately needed!!!! My gown is ivory and my flowers (my bouquet & reception) are white tulips. However I gave no thought to how how my dress would look next to white flowers!! Will the flowers make my dress look dingy?!
My girls are carrying yellow….
Post # 3
No, I think it will still be stunning…
Post # 4
Thanks! I hope so – now I’m paranoid!! lol
Post # 5
Your flowers wont make your dress look dingy! But one thing you could consider is adding some detail like greenery or ribbon to your bouquet just to make sure both the flowers and your dress stand out more. Tulips are so pretty and graceful, but in pictures sometimes the edges of the flower seem to get lost and blend in with the dress. Perhaps you can bring your florist a swatch of your ivory dress so they can arrange the flowers to best complement your gown?
Post # 6
Why not get ivory tulips if you’re worried? We had the same issue with my daughter’s gown and really didn’t like the color of the white flowers next to the dress fabric. We decided to use ivory.
Post # 7
I think it’ll look wonderful. But if you’re really worried about it then take a swatch of the same colour ivory as your dress in when you see your florist and look at it against a white tulip and see if you like it.
Post # 8
I wondered the same thing, but I’m using a few different flowers, all white, and I told my florist that I wanted lots of texture and varying shades of white so there was less of a ‘stark’ contrast between them and my dress, yet both my dress and the flowers should stand out. Also I second the idea of a bit of greenery….greens make everything better 🙂
Post # 9
i agree with absolutbee and littlemissmoo if you’re at all worried… bringing swatches to the florist sounds like a safe bet! i bet your dress and bouquet will still look gorgeous!
Post # 10
I think adding greenery and other shades of white will help make it less stark.
I am doing the same thing using white fuji mums.
Post # 11
No one will notice. If anything, the bouquet will blend into the dress. There are very few if any white flowers that are pure white and not ivory.
Post # 12
Maybe something like this?
Ivory dress white flowers..
Post # 13
You’ll look great! Or, you could always have your BMs carry white and you carry yellow?
Post # 14
I am also planning on having a white bouquet. Think of adding some green to the mix to break up the white. Also the bouquet wrap can be be a different color and fabric style (like the black in the picture). I am thinking of using gold.
Post # 15
I agree ~ I think White flowers will look wonderful – One of the things my fiance and I considered when I was looking at Ivory dresses was having the groomsman wear white shirts with blue vests and then my fiance would wear a white shirt with an ivory colored vest – ultimately, had I chosen to wear ivory – we would have done this to pull both white and ivory all the way through ~ sorry, more than you asked for but I think you will look great with white flowers even if your dress is ivory!
Post # 16
Thanks for the advice girls! This is the bouquet I chose – without the ribbon running through it. Do you think it’ll work with the ivory gown?