Post # 1
I had some luck and found a replacement gown…..BUT, yes there’s a but….it’s IVORY.
Can you dye an Ivory gown white????
The seller says it’s a true ivory and I don’t know if it will go with my bridesmaids pewter colored dresses (dark purple sashes). Will it completely throw off the look of my bridal party??
Post # 3
Depending on fabric, you can ADD color, but I doubt that you would be able to bleach a dress without damaging it.
Post # 4
You can dye anything, but some things like a wedding dress, I would have a professional take care of. It is much harder to dye something from dark to light than it is to dye something from light to dark.
If I understand your colors correctly and the color of the gown correctly, I think they would compliment each other very well.
Post # 5
I bought my house from a developer and it’s grey walls with ivory trim, so clearly a designer somewhere along the way said those colours are a good match.
I don’t think you’ll have a problem at all leaving it ivory.
Post # 6
THANKS SO MUCH BEE’S…I can always depend on you.
So just an update:
I fell into another Davids Bridal yesterday and they actually had an ivory gown displayed on one their main mannequin’s and she was paired up with a Grey and Turquoise entourage…so I think this may work!
I’m a little gitty over here because my original color choices were purple, grey and ivory. I was aiming for a “Vintage Modern” theme, but when I purchased my dream gown it happened to be Diamond White.
My invitations remained ivory and purple as well as my programs. I think I can go back to my original vision.
Here’s a picture of the possible replacement gown. What do you Bee’s think??
Post # 7
You wouldn’t be dying it. White is lighter than ivory, so it would involve removing color from the dress… I would keep looking. Dying or removing color sounds very risky to me and costly. What would you do if you don’t like the results?
Post # 8
@Loribeth: It does sound risky and if I were to do it I wouldn’t do it myself. It would just be another disappiontment if it didn’t work out so I’m considering just keeping the way it is….if I buy it. But thanks so much for your input! I’m still searching for another replacement. =)
Post # 9
I wouldn’t change a thing about that dress. It’s beautiful and it soounds like it goes perfectly with the day you’ve been planning. Enjoy the dress!
Post # 10
You could lay it out in the sun! I’m only half joking, haha. Sun is the ultimate bleacher, and I doubt it would do any damage (like a liquid bleacher could). Then again, the gown would look great as-is. 🙂
Post # 11
I don’t think you can safely turn something that’s ivory into white, but I don’t think ivory would be a problem in your colour scheme. I really wouldn’t worry about the colours of your programmes vs your dress. No-one but you is paying that much attention.
On a general note about dyeing things, you can generally dye natural fabrics (silk, cotton, linen) but not synthetics (nylon, polyester). But the other Bee was right, who said it’s not dyeing to make something lighter.
Post # 12
I don’t think you will have a problem. The color which is called diamond white is actually a light ivory as I understand. I know it has been said but I think ivory and grey go nicely together, it’S more vintage than modern but that sounds like what you are going for.
Post # 13
Hi date twin…I think your ivory dress looks awesome – I’m glad it will all work out to your original plans!
Post # 14
For me I like ivory and think it looks great .. if you really want white it’s better to look for another one you don’t want to take a risk on a your wedding dress..
Post # 15
Hey BEE’s….just an update on the situation for those that are wondering.
I bought the gown and I’m awaiting it’s arrival! I’m so excited to be able to go back to my original wedding plans and color scheme.
Purple, Grey & Ivory…..
Also, just to put it out there….I will be selling all of my wedding decorations after my October 9, 2010 wedding. All consisting of lanterns, pots for centerpieces, tulle, and left over supplies. I will also have additional items such as a cake cutting set, Ring bearer pillow, kissing balls and tissue paper poms! I’m sure I’ll have additional item that I’ll be posted later on.