Ivory lace dress with white veil? Does it matter?

posted 4 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
6518 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i wouldn’t but that is my opinion.  others may disagree.

Post # 4
8482 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I had a white veil and an ivory dress, I just tea stained the veil to match.  It was super easy and took maybe 10 mins.

Post # 5
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I looked into wearing a white veil with my light ivory dress and decided the color difference was definitely a problem. So, my vote is for finding an ivory veil.

Post # 6
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree I wouldn’t do it. 

Post # 9
8482 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@mousepeach:  I couldn’t afford to purchase a matching veil from the dress maker ($$$$) so I purchased a cheaper veil from etsy and adjusted the color.  It’s really easy to do, you just make tea in a big bowl, then dunk the veil in (mine was tulle and lace) then let it dry on a towel.  If it comes out too dark, just soak it in water and let dry on a towel, if it’s not dark enough, repeat step 1.  Here’s a pic of how mine turned out (wearing an allure gown in ivory).

Post # 11
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@housebee:  OMG you look amazing in this pic….LOVE it!

Not sure if I have seen you post this pic before…..not sure how I missed it!

@mousepeach:  Many ETSY vendors will send you a swatch of the fabric. Ask her to mail you a swatch but ask for a large enough sample so you can get an idea. My ETSY vendor did this for me b/c there are so many different shandes of ivory….some are dark and some are light. If you dress is a darker ivory it might be quite a bit different but considering how easy it was for housebee you could easily dye it!

Post # 12
8482 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@weddingbound: ,@mousepeach:  Aw, thank you ladies.  I used lipton tea bags for mine, you definitely don’t want tea leaves or anything else that might leave a “burst” of color in the water when you dip your veil.  I let the water cool down slightly, but it was still fairly warm when I dipped mine (I would say around 120-130F).  Unfortunately for me, allure’s ivory isn’t quite ivory and it isn’t quite white.  The ivory color from the veil store would have been too yellow/warm, and the white was a stark white which didn’t match either (only those 2 colors were available).

Post # 13
3599 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t know if the tea dying will work if the material is synthetic.  My actual veil is silk organza.  I bought some cheap organza (most likely polyester) to test it out, and the tea wouldn’t take.  I ended up having my seamstress tea dye the veil for me.  

Post # 14
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@mousepeach:  IMO veils just look like the dress they are up against so the sleight difference between ivory and white isn’t going to make a difference.


However I will say that that veil REALLY looks like something cheap off of Ebay I bought for $15 and that one the white seemed like flourescent, so either a) look on Ebay for the same thing cheaper or b) look elsewhere entirely.

Post # 15
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

@mousepeach:  I stained all the lace for my entire dress. Get some extra if you can, or purchase some lace that is made from the same type of material (silk, cotton, polyester, blend etc) so that you can experiment.

It turned out that tea did not give me quite the exact color I wanted, so I used hot coffee. Worked like a charm.

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