Post # 1
Hi Bees. I’m having the most ridiculous problem ever. My wedding gown is Ivory. During my last two fittings, I realized how heavy my dress will be all bustled up. I’ve been going back and forth on a reception dress because I really love my gown, I really don’t have a lot of money for a second dress (I could probably spend $100 but not really more than that), and did I mention I LOVE MY GOWN!
Anyway, As I’m perusing the wedding bee classifieds and ebay for a simple little dress just in case I want to change, I realized most of the dresses I’m finding are white. I’m not really keen on the idea of going from ivory to white but what do you think? Would that look weird?
I really want an ivory dress. I posted in the classifies for looking with no luck. Let me know what you think.
Post # 3
The white to ivory thing wouldn’t matter one little bit IMO. In fact, it’s kind of like getting the best of both worlds and getting to wear both traditional wedding colours 🙂
Post # 4
Honestly, most people don’t even notice if a dress is ivory or white unless the two dresses are right next to each other.
Post # 5
I agree with @EvaBostonTerrier:. No one will notice, so do whatever feels comfy. You may find though that once the reception is happening… that you don’t want to change 🙂 It’s happened to brides I’ve worked with that really loved their gowns. They just go for it 😉
Post # 6
For the person who voted I should try a color. My bridesmaids are in Navy blue, my mother is in Silver, I have no idea what my FMIL is wearing. I’m using Peach as an accent color, maybe I could try peach? I found some dresses that I really like in Navy. But I don’t want to blend. Grrr.
Post # 7
My wedding dress is ivory and reception dress is white. I’m just bringing a change of shoes for the shorter dress. I really didn’t even give it a thought and I’m sure many of your guests won’t notice.
Post # 8
its not like you’re wearing them at the same time! It will be fine, as long as you are happy with them both that’s all that matters! 🙂
Post # 9
What about a bridesmaids dress? David’s Bridal would probably have something in your price range and in ivory. Plus you would not have to wait for it to come in.
Post # 10
I guess it depends on the time of day, but if you change from ivory to white, i doubt one person will notice the color change. If it’s white and sparkly, it’ll be perfect for an evening dance reception. I saw someone else say something about getting a David’s Bridal bridesmaid dress. They come in ivory and they really aren’t expensive. Good luck!
Post # 11
I think it’s fine to go with white–doubtful anyone will notice, or care. If you chose off-white because it looks better with your coloring, I say stick with off-white Not sure what your price limit is, but Nordstrom has some very pretty off white or ivory reception dresses…