Post # 1
i made a trip to the goodwill last night. I found the veil i want, its two tiers, a blusher and the back piece that goes all the way to the floor and both pieces are edged with really pretty lace. Its currently attached to a headband, but i was thinking how i could remove the headband and put the veil on a comb. I paid $5 for it, and i was literally bouncing when i left the store. Well, i had thought inside the store that it was white and yellowed with age, but when i got it home, it turns out its actually ivory. I want a pure white dress, so this simply isnt going to work! Is there any possible way to change the color of the veil without damaging it?
Post # 3
i was going to attempt to steam it until it came clean, to remove the yellowing but i steamed it and it didnt do anything because its not actually white.
Post # 5
you may be able to take it to a dry cleaners to see if they can do it
Post # 6
Try bleaching it. For 5 bucks, who cares if you ruin it. If youc an’t get it white then you’re not going tow ear it anyway, right?
Post # 7
if its such a stunning veil why not leave it alone and try on a few ivory dresses? when you see it with a beautiful ivory dress you might just change your mind about white.
Post # 8
unfortunately I have heard no. I am wearing my mothers veil which was ivory 30 years ago… but now is more champagne. Because of this I ended up with a champagne dress rather than a ivory or white. I looked better in the champagne so it worked out.
Post # 9
If it’s actually ivory, you may be stuck. Fortunately, you’re only out $5.
Depending on the fabric, you could try bleaching it, but it might not work. If you’re willing to risk it, again, it’s not like you sank a ton of money into it. Or you could always post it to craigslist or another website, or donate it to Brides Against Breast Cancer/Church Street Bridal/a similar organization. (I see you’re in Oregon – I know there’s a really neat one in Portland, but the name escapes me just now).
Post # 10