Post # 1
So… my dress is white. And my veil is an off-white, a little lighter than ivory. The Etsy seller and everyone else assured me that it would look fine with the white dress and you couldn’t tell the difference. But when it came in, it looked almost yellow in comparison.
Needless to say, a tear fell.
I never thought that I would make such a big deal about this, but I just want to look great for my FH. And since I’m super OCD, I just won’t feel like I look my best for him if I don’t match.
I’m not going to buy another veil, because that is just too expensive and also too late (my wedding is in ten days). I also thought about getting my dress tea-dyed to an ivory shade, but I think that’s pretty risky. So I’ve just decided that I might have to live with it.
Unless… you ladies have any suggestions.
If no suggestions, maybe some moral support? Has anything like this happened to you and did it turn out to be a big deal at all?
Post # 2
MrsVaccaro: I’m sorry that this happened (and so close to the wedding, too!) I think that since this is something that is obviously important to you, (assuming you can afford it) you should buy a new veil. Is there anywhere near you where you could go buy one in person to avoid the stress of ordering one online at such short notice?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2015 - Drury Lane Oakbrook
MrsVaccaro: Go on etsy and search for a store called abusymother. Tell her about your situation- she should be able to get a veil rushed to you. I have bought 2 veils from her and they were less than $50 each. I ordered mine in light ivory and it definitely was a lighter shade of ivory, so I would assume her white is definitely a true white.
If that fails, take your dress to David’s Bridal and find a veil that matches.
Don’t try to modify your dress because the last seller made a mistake.
Post # 4
MrsVaccaro: Do you have a picture of the two together? It could be that it’s not as noticeable as you think. Otherwise, if you don’t want to wear that one but do want a veil, I’d go to a bridal store and get a plain one off the rack.
Post # 5
MrsVaccaro: do you have any last fittings for your dress? what about a david’s bridal or similar close to you? i bought my veil in about 20 minutes at my bridal salon (they had a ton to choose from that didn’t require ordering), didn’t have to wait for it to come in or anything. i DO think the off white would probably look fine, but it seems like this matters to you a lot and is an easy fix. i would buy another one- it shouldn’t be a problem to find!