(Closed) etsy veil- too white= dress looks yellow?!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: what should i dooooo?
    wear the veil : (12 votes)
    33 %
    try to return it [but lose our on shipping and restocking fees!] : (12 votes)
    33 %
    sell it : (7 votes)
    19 %
    dye it : (5 votes)
    14 %
    other- I am your fairy godmother and have a great idea for you! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It looks fine in these photos!  The good thing about a veil is that it’s one layer.  The color will not look the same when you’re wearing it as it does folded up next to your dress.

    Post # 5
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    5242 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I dont see the difference much in the pictures of you wearing it

    Post # 6
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    535 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I agree, when it’s on you can not tell…it looks great! I say wear it!

    Post # 7
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    11 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m not sure that the veil’s design matches or complements your dress so I don’t know that it’s worth the investment of time and energy.  In the pic you posted, the colors look close, it’s the material that just doesn’t match.

    Post # 8
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    The issue here is that the veil is a “cool white” (with blue undertones) while the dress is a “warm white” (yellow undertones).

     

    An easy DIY fix for this is to tea-stain your veil. It will dye it just enough to warm up the color. You can google instructions for it, but basically you soak a tea bag or two in a bucket of warm water and submerge the veil in it. You can vary the strength of the tea and the length of time you soak the veil depending on how much you need to antique it – start with just a bit, you can always re-dip it.

    ETA: I agree that in the photos of you wearing it, the difference is barely discernible. Plus, it’s actually good to have a slightly darker dress and a slightly lighter veil. It allows the detail of your dress to show through more clearly on photos.

    Post # 9
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    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It looks fine in the photos of you wearing it.  But if the difference is obvious in person, you could try dipping it really quickly in yellow dye (for the fabric type- make sure!) until it’s the desired color.  

    Post # 10
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    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think the colors look close enough in the picture of you wearing both. When they are both folded the veil looks much whiter, but that’s not how anyone else will ever see it. I also would not risk dying it b/c you could end up with something that is much darker than you want.

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    11113 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @AnonBee253:  Agreed.

    Though I don’t think the material or colour match

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I don’t see a huge difference you wearing it.. I think in daylight, it won’t be obvious at all in photos 🙂

    Post # 14
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    3774 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @FoolsintheRain:  My mom said if you have time, you can stain the veil with coffee or tea. That should give it just enough color to match your dress. It’s a beautiful veil- Super unique!

    Post # 15
    Hostess
    11113 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @FoolsintheRain:  Feel your vibe, pretty dress. What does the other veil look like?

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