(Closed) Help- I bought the wrong color!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Katemc325:  Perhaps your girls could wear ivory? Do you have a pic of your dress? Here’s all I found for inspiration:

Post # 4
46675 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Katemc325:  Do you have a pic of your dress?

First of all, ignore the advice that the men should wear an ivory or off -white shirt. They look best in a  white shirt, and it will not make your dress look dingy or soiled. Their shirt is never going to be right next to your dress. Even if it were, it will look white and your dress will look gold.

You can bring in ivory elsewhere in the wedding.

It is not uncommon to have a gold (or champagne) and pale pink (or blush) color palette. It is a gorgeous combination and very elegant.



Post # 5
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

See the pink and gold wedding on Snippet & Ink.  You can also search ‘Gold’ on the site for other color combination inspiration boards with gold as one of the colors.


Post # 6
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Katemc325:  I wore the same dress, same color, for my wedding last month.

The dress does not look super gold when you’re wearing it in real life. It looks way darker in the store when you’re holding/wearing it near bright white dresses, but at your wedding, it won’t read quite so dark.

As for the men’s shirts – yes, get ivory. The dress will look darker or somehow off if you put it up against a stark white shirt … just as it looks darker in the store surrounded by bright white dresses.

I had no problem finding ivory shirts that looked nice and soft in color. Keep looking; maybe you went to a weird store. I found them in abundance all over the place. They matched the color of the lace perfectly and were flattering on the guys. It’s hard to pull of white-white on some skin tones (such as my pale self).

As for the bridesmaid dresses, sorry to say that I think making pale pink look good might be more work than it’s worth. I don’t think it’s impossible, but finding the right tone to flow with your dress may be tricky. I’m not sure how much you paid for your gown … mine was around $1,600 … but  I don’t think it’s worth getting a new gown in order to keep your girls in pale pink — if it proves too hard to find the shade that works best. You can still incorporate that color into flowers, if you really love it.

Good luck!

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