Post # 1
My dress is technically ivory, but it’s pretty close to an off-white or diamond white. I love my mom’s idea to use her wedding veil as my something borrowed, but it’s white. Will white be terrible with this dress, or will it look OK? Thanks!
PS. Sorry the pics are so giant, I don’t know how to resize 🙁
Post # 3
Sorry everyone I don’t know how to post pics on the mobile version :-(. For reference, mine is Allure P893 in Ivory. Allure ivory is very light, closer to diamond white maybe … Thanks all
Post # 4
Perhaps it will look great if the colors are so close? Post photos and I’m certain Bees will be happy to share their opinions 🙂 good luck
Post # 5
I think it will be fine, as long as your dress isn’t a dark champagne color (which, in my opion would still look just as gorgeous). Ivorys and whites are splendid together. It’s a very personal preference but I highly doubt an ivory/off-white dress will look upsetting against a white veil.
My Future Mother-In-Law said you can’t really tell the difference in the photos because your dress is going to look even whiter. Don’t worry–and I doubt it will be such a stark difference in real life. I really think it’s going to be fine and that it will look very beautiful, don’t worry at all 🙂
Post # 6
No one will notice. Most light ivory looks like white anyway.
Post # 7
I saw the title and was gonna respond HELL NO. However, after reading it, if the colors are legitimately close, I’m sure it’ll be fine. It’d be nice to have her veil.
Post # 8
Thank you for the feedback so far, here is a photo of the back of the dress, since the veil would be closest to this part of it … (this was very 1st try-on in a floor size that was clipped to me to stay up – so actual dress will obviously fit better). I apologize, I couldn’t figure out how to rotate this image, so apologies for the neck strain …
Post # 9
I understand the sentimentality of wanting to borrow your mom’s veil. However, there really IS a difference between light ivory/diamond white and white. You may not notice it with just a single, sheer layer of tulle. However, in the areas where the tulle is bunched up, you will be able to tell a difference.
Post # 10
Do you have access to your mom’s veil already? I think there’s only one way to know! I love this idea of her veil being your something borrowed – that’s what I wanted to do, but in the end my dress was light ivory and her veil was more yellowy ivory!
Post # 11
Have you thought of doing a light tea wash on her veil and then soaking it back to white with oxyclean after the wedding?
Post # 12
I am actually planning on doing the same. My dress is a very light ivory color and I will be wearing a white veil. I tried it on together in the store and it looked beautiful together. However, I could see how some white veils wouldn’t look that great. I would take your veil to the store to see how they look together and then decide what you want to do.
Post # 13
I had thought of that, because her veil is a two layer blusher style, and I likely won’t use the blusher over my face. I’m a little worried the stacked layers might make the white more bright against the dress. It will be outside in the sunlight, too, so any little difference may become super obvious …
Looks like as soon as I get Mom’s veil, it’s going with me to the dress shop to compare in person asap!
Post # 14
I have a light ivory dress which looks white to me… until I saw it next to a white veil. I wanted to borrow my sister’s, but when I set it down by the dress the difference was SO noticeable. I think it made my dress look a little yellow actually, because of the contrast, and I hated that. So I bought a light ivory veil (David’s Bridal, like my dress) and it matches perfectly. Nothing looks yellow, and I’ll find something else for my “borrowed” thing.
I think the contrast will basically depend on what your designer’s idea of “light ivory” is. I’ve seen other dresses, not my same brand, called “light ivory” and they looked WAY different from mine. Also it might depend on the fabric – a satin will reflect light differently than your chiffon, which will look different from my tulle dress. The fact that my tulle dress and tulle veil were different colors really stood out – it might not make as much a difference if the veil and dress are different fabrics.
Post # 15
@LittleBlueBee: I think that is an excellent idea. I would look at them in the store lighting and also in natural lighting next to a window, just to be sure. My veil was a single-layer, cathedral-length veil, and I added a blusher to go over my face when I walked down the aise. In my pic, below, you can see that veils inherently tend to “bunch up” in certain areas, where the color of the veil will be much more apparent. I had a diamond-white veil and a diamond-white gown. (By the way, the secret to really being able to tell if the veil matches the gown is to literally bunch up the veil in several layers and then hold it next to the dress.)