Post # 1
I fell in love with a charming veil off etsy and purchased it in the white colour. My dress is marked as white and not ivory, so I thought I chose right.
I just got the veil in the mail and the colour is definately a much brighter white then my dress. I am also not sure I love it with the dress. So disappointed!
I only have crappy cell phone pictures to show. My sister is coming over after work to help assess the damage and problem solve.
As I see it, I have a few options: a) wear it, b)try to return it, c)try to sell it online, probably for a loss, d) dye it?
I have access to a tulle veil that is fairly plain and matches, so its not like I wouldn’t have an alternative…I was just SOOO FREAKIN EXCITED for the cuteness that is the point d’esprits and lace!
Here are pics. I feel like they don’t capture the colour difference as much as I see it. (like ..at all) [also my dress is too big and not yet altered- sorry for the gappy top!]. So I think having my sister judge will also help. But what would you do?
Post # 3
I will try to update tonight with more realistically coloured and full length pictures too.
Post # 4
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
I dont see the difference much in the pictures of you wearing it
Post # 6
I agree, when it’s on you can not tell…it looks great! I say wear it!
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
Though I don’t think the material or colour match
Post # 12
I don’t see a huge difference you wearing it.. I think in daylight, it won’t be obvious at all in photos 🙂
Post # 13
Thanks to everyone who has replied so far.
@AnonBee253: @CatyLady: This is also why I am disappointed. I’m not sure I love it with the dress either. Full length pictures may help.
I’m hesitant to post a model picture of the dress because its styled in a way different then what I am going for, but I think I will. I am going for a boho romantic vibe.The other veil I have is pretty traditional, and this one called my name because I see it fitting into my artsy vision!
Post # 14
@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
@FoolsintheRain: Feel your vibe, pretty dress. What does the other veil look like?
Post # 16
@s2bmrscook: Thanks! I may do the tea route- I’m just afraid i’ll ruin it and then it’s no good to anyone!
@CatyLady: Thanks! The one I have came as a free giveaway from the shop. Looks somewhat like this: