Mismatched veil and dress colors! Would you keep or buy a new one?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

If you can afford it, I’d buy a new one. Maybe the mismatched veil and dress won’t be obvious in photos, but I think it’s important to feel comfortable and confident and not be worried about your veil colour.  You can always try to sell or return the other one.     

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

You could try tea-dying it! I did that to my mom’s veil and brought it from a white-white to a dark champagne. It’s not nearly as terrifying as it sounds.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

If you’re going to be out the money, i’d try tea dying it or listing it for sale.

My veil is ivory, my dress is light gold. You can’t honestly tell much because it’s such a thin layer of tulle for the veil. It was going to be $390 to get the veil I wanted made in the same light gold though… um no. lol I paid $150 for my beaded veil (they had it listed wrong, yay for me!).

So if you are okay with it, i’d wear them mismatched, if not, try listing it to buy a new one, or tea dying!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Karenina:  what kind of tea did you use? I can’t find matching lace in the same color as my dress, but got a sample of a wayyy too light ivory that is long enough for what I want to use it for, but idk how to dye it!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

1234sophia:  the beading on your dress and the color are amazing btw! Do you have a pic of the full dress?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

It is so so gorgeous! I’m having beading added to the bust of my dress. I hope it comes out pretty lol

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

To be honest- yes I would.  I wore an ivory dress, and I tried on some sample veils that came in white.  It looked so awful I couldn’t even imagine what they would look like in the right color.  You could try dying it- can’t hurt any.  If that doesn’t work out I would try buying an inexpensive one off etsy.  

Post # 10
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Wannabee

Maybe go to a fabric store and get a sample or buy a bit of white english net to test the tea dyeing.  I think it might work!  You will just have to experiment with the soaking times.  I think it’s doable and it’s very cost effective.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Tarp Chapel

My veil and dress aren’t very matchy-matchy, but I knew that going into getting a blush toned dress. My sister in law is making mine, and we picked out everything from the fabric store. I got it as close as possible, and I think it’s going to look great.It just depends on how YOU feel about it. It’s super important to feel comfortable on your big day, but like others have mentioned tea dying it is an option. Or re-selling it, because I would hate for you to be out that money if you do decide to get another one.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

brinny04:  I used some extra tulle and tried little scraps in different types of tea – I did regular black tea and some herbal teas. I *think* I ended up using regular black tea.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

You could always sell the veil to offset the loss and then buy a veil in ivory.  Etsy has heaps of inexpensive ones (or buy a seocond hand ivory one….probably only worn for someone’s ceremony…almost new)

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