Post # 1
Help! I’m getting married this coming Saturday, yes, a week from today (Oct. 25, 2014)! I have an absolutely stunning Maggie Sottero dress in champaigne? Light gold? Not quite sure, but I do know I LOVE it! Now, I have not had any stress around the wedding, as my goal was to just make this as much fun as possible. However, the veil… it IS STRESSING ME OUT! Intitially I was not planning to wear one, but my future mother-in-law suggested that I should as the dress is sort of vintage-y. I ordered one veil and then freaked out that it wouldn’t make it into my hands on time and bought another, just in case. I tried my best to find something that would match, but I received the veils today and am anxious that they are toooooooooo white to go with my dress. See attachments. Please! Help me! Are they too white? If not, which one do you prefer? I’m inclined to go with the one with just the beading as I think it matches my dress a little better (it’s got the same beads, pearls, and sequins as my dress) and it’s a little longer than the other one (fingertip vs. elbow) but it’s so white! Both have a scalloped edge. Any insights my fellow brides can provide, I will be eternally grateful!
Post # 2
ZoeCarroll: I can totally relate as I spent several weeks stressing over tulle shades and matching. That said, no, I don’t think the veil is too white but I would recommend the one with simple beading as it doesn’t compete with, just compliments, the beading on your dress.
Post # 3
Thank you! That is very helpful! Truly apprecieate your input, cbgmtx!
Post # 4
ZoeCarroll: I like the one with just the beading too, as you said it goes best with your dress. Looking forward to seeing the recaps. Hope sorting the final touches goes well and most importantly enjoy your big day!
Post # 5
I like the one with more ornate beading better. That said, I do think the difference in color is pretty obvious. Have you thought about dying it? I bet you could, although it would be a crapshoot this close to your wedding. The other thing you could do is go to a wedding fabric store and buy tulle to make one (veils are ridiculously easy, it’s just tulle ($5/yard) and a comb). I don’t think it will look bad per se if you just went with one of these, but in my opinion it’s non-ideal.
Post # 6
ZoeCarroll: Like others, I recommend the veil with the beading. Even though one can see the whiteness of the tulle, it still compliments your dress. Dyeing it would be risky since your wedding is only a week away.
Post # 7
I think they are too white. You need a cream cloured veil
Just bite the bullet and buy one. Maybe look an Craigslis tor yourl ocal second hand listing to see if you can get something quickly and cheaply.
Post # 8
Love your dress! I have not done this myself but there are threads on WB about tea staining veils. I’m sure you can google it too. If you just dip and rinse (don’t let it sit in the tea stain) it should just take away the stark whiteness. You can do it multiple times to get the color you want. Please research first for exact instructions. Good luck!
Post # 9
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
I was also going to recommend the tea staining. I have zero advice on how it’s done just read about it and successes.
Post # 10
The color is obvious. Most people won’t notice it at the cermony when you’re actually wearing it, though. You have to decide, will the colors bother you in pictures? I prefer the look of the first one.
Post # 11
Thank you everyone! I truly appreciate your input. I am debating about trying to tea dye it… I did a Google search and it seems like it would be easy enough. I MIGHT get some tulle and practice and then just do a quick dip to rid it of the stark whiteness, though the thought of this makes me a little nervous. I will let you know what I decide! And again, thank you! Very helpful!