Post # 1
If you have an Ivory dress, are you matching other things or are you going with white.
My dress will be Ivory (I look disgustingly pasty in White). I am wondering if (a) my Flower Girls should be in White or Ivory and (b) Reception decor such as chair covers, table cloths, etc.
I wasn’t so much concerned with the reception decor, but when the question of the Flower Girls was brought up, my mind went racing with everything for the day.
Post # 3
Eh, I would put her in the same color if I wanted to match my flowergirl to me. I’m wearing (light) ivory, but I’m putting my neice in…yellow or blue or something….
Post # 4
My whites are all over the place! I’m wearing a very light ivory (can only tell it’s not white when it’s against white). My programs are in a similar shade, the table linens and centerpieces are more cream, invitations were “natural” (cream), my Future Mother-In-Law is wearing white/silver.
Honestly I just didn’t care enough to make it all match. too hard. Not worth it.
ETA: No flower girl. So no need to match thank goodness.
Post # 5
It’s really not that big of a difference. I told my flowergirl what the colors of the wedding were, then told her that she could pick out any dress she wanted that fit in with the colors. She ended up with a white dress that had a blue sash. Honestly, even in pictures where we’re right next to each other, I can’t see the difference between her dress and mine. So I wouldn’t worry too much about it 🙂
Post # 6
I’m sticking with the ivory/off-white-cream family of colors and avoiding “pure white”
That being said – my flower girl will only be 18 months old – and her mom and i have picked out a cream colored cap-sleeved onesie and a big blue tutu… not because it matched our colors, but because its frikkin adorable 🙂
Post # 7
I tried to get as many things ivory as I could but there are somethings that you can’t and it really won’t be that noticable. 🙂
Post # 8
I had a “diamond white,” 100-percent silk gown, and, since silk is off-white, not stark white, I did not want anything else at my wedding to be stark white, either. My veil was diamond white to match my gown, and my flower girl’s dress was ordered in light ivory to provide the best match. Similarly, I ordered a fabric guest book that matched my gown, and my garter and bridal lingerie all were light ivory to match my dress. When I decorated the card cage, I used off-white tulle and off-white peonies. It was beautiful.
However, one caution. A lot of what people call ivory is much darker and very cream-colored and has a lot of yellow in it, so I had to be very careful to make sure that I was ordering things that came in the correct, light-ivory shade, instead of the darker, more yellowish ivory. Stark white table linens would not have looked good, and I didn’t want the yellowish creamy color. I actually ordered my venue’s upgraded gold, pin-tuck linens, and they were gorgeous!
Post # 9
My gown is ivory, and I’m not concerned about the other whites for the day. I think even our groomsmen will wear white shirts with their suits, but I doubt it will be noticeable.
Post # 9
I’m in an ivory dress, yet my colours for the wedding are white brown and green, doesn’t bother me in the least and I really don’t think people will notice, or if they do I don’t think they’ll care that much
Post # 10
@Bichon Frise: You bring up an excellent point. I had a formal wedding, and Darling Husband wore a white shirt, white pique vest, and white pique bow tie with his black tuxedo and tails. I was worried about that, since my gown was diamond white. However, you are correct that this difference did not stand out in any way that day and did not affect our pictures. I am thinking this is because all of his stark-white elements were then surrounded by the black of his tux and were not themselves directly next to my gown.