Post # 1
I am in the process of making my veil and it seems to be 2 shades too white!
Dress is “soft white” and not ivory. And the tulle I got is white.
Is this acceptable or I need to go back to fabric store for a closer “ivoryish” match?
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2016 - Ever After Banquet Hall
I think I recognize that gown from the bridal shop I used to work at. If it’s the one I think it is, I would do more of an ivory-ish veil with it. “Soft white” is just another way to say “not bright white” or “light ivory.”
But it’s up to you. If you think the color is too far off, do the ivory. If you think it’s fine, stick with what you have. I am assuming, though, since you posted it here, that the color would bug you if you kept it white. 😉
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2014 - hallockville museum farm
I had a “soft white” dress from davids bridal and my veil was white. I couldn’t even see a difference in our wedding pictures. I think it will be fine!
Post # 4
I am.50/50 on changing the color. Not sure if it is noticeable or I am being too picky!
Thanks for the advice 🙂
Post # 5
Personally non-matching veils are one of my pet peeves. You can definitely see a difference in the first pic but not so much in the second. I’d change it but you could probably get away with it.
Post # 6
I would personally go with an ivory veil, but that’s just me. It would just drive me nuts if it didn’t match just right. That being said, I think IRL most people wouldn’t even bat an eye at the color difference, so it’s really personal preference!
Post # 7
Go for the ivory. The white veil will probably read ‘blue’ in photos.
Post # 8
I’d go back for the ivory. Although, I don’t think many people would notice, but if they did, they’d probably think it was done on purpose. 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2015 - Mt. Woodson Castle
In the first pic, you can tell a little bit, but I’m sure once you have it on, you won’t be able to tell as much!
Post # 10
I am not sure if you will even notice once the veil is on..
Post # 11
IMO I think you should get the ivory. The pic below is one of my pro wedding pics. I bought my dress with the matching veil, so I didn’t need to worry about getting the right color. My dress was champagne. Personally, I think if I had bought an ivory veil with my champagne dress it would have been noticeable. You be the judge?
Post # 12
I think the reason you can’t tell in the second picture is because the tulle is single-layer, which I assume is how your veil will be – whereas in the first picture, it’s bunched up in multiple layers, deepening the amount of color we see.
If it’s a single layer of tulle like in the second pic, I think it’s fine. If you’re doing a waterfall edge or multiple layers, I say switch it out, assuming tulle isn’t too expensive.
Post # 13
Useful Tips for Wedding Veils
Follow these useful tips for choosing a veil:
- Colors should match. Don’t choose an ivory veil for a white dress. Even though the difference may look slight, the contrast will show.
- Embellishments on a veil should match those on the dress. If your dress is studded with pearls, you’ll probably want pearl embellishments on the veil.
- Make sure the weight of the headpiece and veil combined is something you can deal with. Most headpieces are secured to the head with combs. If the veil is heavy, the combs can play havoc with your hairdo.
- If you’re in love with your veil but don’t feel it will be comfortable for an all day affair, consider getting a veil with a detachable headpiece. After the wedding ceremony and pictures, you can detach the veil and wear the headpiece only. You want to feel light as you dance the evening away.
- Once you choose a veil, you’ll be able to choose your hairstyle. If you’ll be having your hair and makeup professionally done, it would be a good idea to bring your veil to the hairdresser’s with you when you go for your initial consultation. You can discuss styles in advance and perhaps try a few for your consideration.
- If you’ll be doing your own hair, take some time and practice with styles that work best with your veil. The last thing you want on the day of your wedding is to have to experiment with several different styles.
Post # 14
Thanks for the tips!
I am making my veil so it will be easy to adjust and cheap to add the embilisments 😀
i am going to to back to the store and try to find an-inbetween color not ivory but somethign softer then the bright white i already got.
Post # 15
Yes, good idea, I don’t think you will be happy if it a bit off.
Mind you , what pps haev said about on the day is true too. My bm’s dresses came in the wrong colour , too late to do anything about it and on the day, I don’t think I even remembered how devastated I was when they arrived from the dressmaker !