Not Quite White

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

@Jacquelinesc84:  I wouldn’t worry about it.  The colour is quite pretty, almost ‘antique’ and is different enough that it will look like a deliberate difference instead of just being an ‘off’ match

Post # 8
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I think it is a beautiful colour and will look stunning next to both yellow and grey! I agree it looks almost antiquey… Love it!

Post # 9
109 posts
Blushing bee

Looks very vintage and sweet. I wouldn’t worry about it!!!

Post # 10
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Could you have your FI wear an ivory shirt? Don’t tell him just pick one up and when your are alone layout the tux and different shirts alongside your dress. Once you are firm on what you like bribg it up to him if it’s ivory him too. Your BMs will be fine.

Post # 14
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Did you get swatches of the color before making the dress? I’ve found that there are SO many shades of ivory, off white and white – sometimes what we think is too-yellow is actually a form of darker ivory.

This happened to me with our tablecloths.. I had purchased ivory thinking it was more of a muted down white.. they looked YELLOW up against my dress. I couldn’t stand it. Everyone on the bee told me it would be okay, but that’s all I thought about was ugly yellow tableclothes, so I changed them.

Post # 15
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Jacquelinesc84:  the dress is beautiful  and has a vintage look to the shape with the sleeves. I agree that your colour is vintage/antique-y. If you can’t change your groom’s shirt, maybe you could have his boutonier colour match your dress? Post pics of the day eventually 🙂

Post # 16
2878 posts
Sugar bee

@Jacquelinesc84:  If it looks good with your skintone, I wouldn’t worry about that. Even if it appears ”soft yellow” by contrast, people will think you deliberately chose this to go with your color scheme. As a PP suggested, if your groom agrees to wear a ivory shirt, it could resolve any issue you have with the dress color. 

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