(Closed) White veil with diamond white dress?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had a diamond white dress with a white veil!  And my veil was even 3 tiers, so I really doubt you would notice if you only had one layer.  I don’t think you could really tell the difference.  Especially in pictures:

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

No problem!  He wore a white shirt.  I don’t know if they even make diamond white shirts…  I guess I never thought about that.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I definitely would recommend using diamond-white tulle to make a veil for a diamond white dress. My personal experience is that you absolutely can tell a difference between the white and diamond white tones.  I ordered a diamond-whilte veil for my diamond-white gown and was very happy with my decision.

My DH wore a white shirt, because he wore a black tuxedo with full dress tails and a white pique vest and bowtie. I was really worried about his white shirt clashing with my diamond-white gown, but it looked perfectly fine. I think the difference is that the groom’s shirt will be surrounded by the color of his jacket and will not be directly against your gown. However, the tulle in even a single-layer cathedral veil will be bunched up in certain locations, and it will stand out against your dress.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@woodwindwaker:  I’m sorry that you have to incur the additional expense, but I think you’re making a wise decision. 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

This news that diamond white is ivory-ish is strange to me. When I first started reading about wedding dresses, diamond white was described as WHITEWHITEWHITE. Weird.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Jenniphyr:  You’re right — it does sound a bit counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? I’m guessing that some marketing strategist first developed this term for a “slightly off white” or “soft white” or “eggshell” color in bridal, since many young and first-time brides really want to wear WHITE. Yet, some of the more luxurious materials (i.e. silk) are not actually availble in stark white.  And, for the most part, most brides (not all, but most) look better in a soft white (not necessarily ivory, though some brides clearly look better in ivory than they do in any shade of “white”) than they do in a stark white.

It seems to me that the term “diamond white” allows a distinction to be made with “white” and still allows a bride for whom the word “white” is important to feel that she is still purchasing a white dress (even though it’s pretty much a light ivory tone if you hold it up next to something stark white.)

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