Post # 1
Sooo….yesterday while I was taking my bridal portraits outdoors, I noticed for the first time that the lace trim on my veil does NOT match my dress. WTF!! I had no idea until then. Indoors, I hadn’t even noticed, but in the natural light, it’s very obvious. My dress is ivory lace, and my veil was ordered as IVORY lace. The lace I have is very, very white. I am really freaking upset. It is one week away from my wedding and not enought time for it to be fixed by the Etsy seller. I have no idea what to do! When I tried the veil and dress on together in the bridal salon after the veil arrived, it all looked fine…but get it out into the natural light and…GLARINGLY OBVIOUS. And of course, I’m getting married outside. WTF do I doooo??? I’m only wearing the veil for the ceremony and some pics afterwards…but omg I’m so upset. Help!
Post # 3
Totally understand why you’re upset, but I honestly, really think it’ll be okay. No one will notice 🙂
Post # 4
@Beckster329: That’s what I’m thinking too. It’s just annoying bc the order SAYS “ivory lace”, I sent her pics of my dress. And I even looked at and tried on the veil a dozen times with and without the dress. Then get it out into the sun and it’s like OH HAI I’M BRIGHT WHITE MUAHHHAHAHA!! Grrr
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
This is just the trim you’re talking about? Even if it was the whole veil, still think you’re fine. Think of it this way: if it was your “borrowed” and white, would you still wear it? (guessing yes.) Five bucks say no one else will notice!
One week to go-you must be psyched!! Don’t forget your yoga classes next week! 🙂
Post # 6
@rebwana: That’s a good point!! And, the fact that I’m taking it off as soon as pics are over…It was mostly just annoying because I did NOT notice it at all. Sad, because the veil is sooo lovely. If it were my mom’s veil, I would still wear it, you’re right.
Oh I will NOT forget yoga, and I will be spending all of my free time floating in our neighborhood pool and/or swimming laps. That is my newest relaxation. It’s my last day of work before the wedding and I’m actually feeing AWESOME!!
Post # 7
Do you have a pic we could see to judge the difference?
Post # 8
@Button: I don’t 🙁 at least, not until my bridal portraits are edited, which is supposed to be sometime today
Post # 9
I saw another bride with that problem (her dress was ivory and her tulle veil was whiiiiite) right before my wedding and started worrying about that problem myself.
I would drop the veil you have and run around town like a mad woman trying to find a matching colour veil you could somehow buy off the rack (DB?) but that’s just me.
Post # 11
Oh boy, I’m sorry! I had a similiar mishap with my veil like 2 weeks before my wedding but mine was that it totally didn’t go with my dress and I had to order a new one and pray, but it all worked out, I’m sure yours will too.
However, depending on how much you’re going to be annoyed with it and want to take a chance, isn’t there a way to “dye” it with tea leaves or coffee, or even with an ivory dye?
Post # 12
I know this won’t help with a veil but I am OCD so this is just me…that would bug me to no end. I was adding some embellishments to my dress back to change it to a corset back and the color was SO NOT IVORY and no way was I going to use them. So I soaked them in bleach for 15 minutes. Voila. I agree with the PP who said try to dye it.
Post # 13
that has happened to me also and the girls at the bridal shop suggested that I dye it. I think I am going to do that and if it doesnt come out right then I will buy another one.
Post # 14
It seems like you may damage the veil by dying it. Why not returning it to the etsy seller if you will take refunds. Send her a pic of how obviously its not white! And go out to near by bridal shops and find a veil. Bring your dress to make sure it matches. You want to be not stressed on your wedding day! And feel comfortable. Veils are one thing that are easy to find. Good luck.
Post # 15
my mom texted some pics. Luckily, I was able to contact the Etsy seller and she was adamant that she would make the veil this weekend and overnight it to me on Monday. I think problem is solved, but it’s really weird to see how this lace looks normal and the same in indoor lighting, but when you take it outside..it’s totally different. I had not noticed at ALL when we were inside!
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
@MrsDrRose612: yikes that looks awkward together.
Thank god she’s doing it again!