(Closed) Fiance wants me to wear WHITE

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

A lot of wedding dresses are ivory. I don’t think he’d notice the difference. My Fiance asked me to wear white, but that was because my SIL wore red to her wedding. I think as long as you look bride-y in “white-ish”, he’ll be good. 😉

Post # 4
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Darling Husband wanted me to wear white as well. We were at a different wedding before ours and pointed out that the bride was wearing Ivory. He could have sworn it was white. 

ETA: My actual dress was white though.

Post # 5
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I have freckles and my hair had red undertones (it was red when i was born). My dress is ivory, but you probably wouldn’t know it, my mom didn’t when I tried it on becaue she asked the girl if it came in ivory.

White is not for me.

Post # 6
2790 posts
Sugar bee

I bet he won’t even notice if it is ivory. I think that would be a better option with your skin tone.

Post # 8
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Ms_Smitten: He probably just means not red or purple or green. I’m sure ivory will be fine.

Post # 9
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

He will absolutely not notice if you wore ivory. Men don’t generally realize that there is actually a difference among shades of white in wedding dresses!

Post # 10
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@cardigan: So true. I had problems telling the difference between white and ivory dresses, there’s no way your Fiance will know or care. I’m guessing he just doesn’t want you to come out in a deep tan dress or a colored one. 

Post # 11
12 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with the other ladies.  He won’t know the difference!  Go with ivory!

Post # 12
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh my gosh, most guys would probably call every wedding dress white unless it’s pink or blue. 

I’m a redhead, too.  I like slightly off-white and ivory dresses the best, but I know my fiance is going to think I’m wearing a white dress.


When I was picking white paint for the trim and ceilings in my condo, my fiance couldn’t articulate the differences between the colors in the paint deck (ones with yellow undertones vs. blue, etc.). 


You’ll be fine!  Don’t worry!

Post # 13
241 posts
Helper bee

You could also do diamond white which is between white and ivory.

Post # 14
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I don’t really think there is a difference between any of the “whites” that each designer offers. I mean, of course the shades are different… but they’re all basically white. I don’t think your fiance will even look at you once and say, “Is that ivory… I said WHITE!” In fact, most of your guests will have no clue it’s an “ivory” dress either. It’s all the same until you point it out to someone.

Post # 15
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I agree with other PP’s, I don’t think he will even notice lol.

Post # 16
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Mine was ALL ABOUT a truly white dress.  After I showed him with a couple of scarves how much better ivory was, and after I told him that my mom’s veil, which I plan to wear, only really matches an ivory dress because it has yellowed so much, he gave in.  He thinks I’ll look beautiful no matter what, and ivory is still a bridal color.  Explain it to him, and I’m sure he’ll root for you to choose the color in the white family that looks best on you.

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