Why did I pick an alabaster/ivory dress?

posted 2 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
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979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

First off: take a deep breath.

Second, my dress is “Light Gold” which is actually a slightly lighter than champagne color. My veil is ivory and you can’t even tell there is a color difference because a veil is so thin. I also tried a “light mocha” colored veil and it had a darker look to it, but it would have worked well too (it was special order though and would have been more expensive than I wanted to pay for a veil).

As for the girls, my daughter will be my “flower girl”. She’ll be 5.

Unless you get the girls dresses that are almost exact to yours, they aren’t going to look like little replicas of you, and I personally don’t care for the mini-bride look anyway.

I’m still debating between my daughter being in champagne (a noticeably darker shade than my dress–on purpose), a shade of blue (all bridesmaids will be in different blues), or a random accent color (like light pink or deep purple).

I think no matter what you do, it’ll turn out beautifully.

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

aoppenhuizen:  I think a dark taupe color would be a good color choice for the flower girls/other people in the party.  Maybe you could skip the veil and opt for another type of hair accessory… I personally prefer no veil.  

Post # 4
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Worker bee

I had a blush gown but we went to a fabric store and bought colored tulle and made the veil. unless you want something complicated they are pretty easy but I’m sure the designer of your dress probably sells something to match as well. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Take your dress with you to try on veils. You will be surprised how much matches. Tulle is very thin and can blend well.

Post # 7
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Worker bee

aoppenhuizen:  my mom bought tones of bridal tulle and as I wanted something simple we just measure the length from my head to a fixed point on the dress. The width we played with as I didn’t want much volume But two layers looked best. So, with the length and width decided, mom cut the two pieces into rectanles and with a bowl from the kitchen as a guide, we cut the bottom edges to a soft curve. The rest was just gathering and sewing. Just make sure the edges at the top where you are sewing to the comb (plastic hair comb from any craft store) lay flat. you just loop the thread around the tulle to attach and it probably looks rough and a little fluffy at this point but it’s ok. With a thick needle with a big eye, we threaded the top with a satin ribbon to match the dress. The ribbon has got to be thin though cause it will pierce the layers of thin tulle. By the time yore finished it’s pretty basic which was ok for me as my hairstyle covered the comb part but if the comb wasn’t buried it would be easy enoug to stitch jewels, flowers etc to. Hope that made sense. I’m on an iPad, laying down and it’s almost midnight. I don’t think my auto correct is woriing either i. 

So, it could have been fancier but my dress was very ruffley with embroidery and sequins and it was important to have my mom part of the wedding as I am American and married in Australia, she missed a lot of wedding stuff. This one was made quick too as we count start till she actuallt saw the dress to compare color (took a long afternoon to out together). I was leaning toward no veil as well but this was moms thing (she made my sis in laws too). Having a veil really made me feel like more of a bride and just after the ceremony, my darling husband swung his arm around my shoulders and accidentally ripped that sucker out. So there is that. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

aoppenhuizen:  Honestly? I promise you no one will notice or care if your dress is a slightly different shade of ivory to your flower girls’ dresses. This isn’t worth stressing over in the grand scheme of things. On the day you will be so excited you won’t even think of it! 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Flower girls can certainly be any color, but if you want them to match you, I think white would be fine. I don’t think 5 and 7 year olds need to be worrying about wether white is good for their skin tone. They’re so little that they should look adorable in anything!

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