Post # 1
I am not a girl-y girl. I want a very relaxed and casual wedding. So I’ve been looking online for dresses because I dread going in and actually having to shop for a dress. I came across this “Display It With Sweets” dress from Modcloth – and on sale too!!
I recieved it in the mail yesterday and it is VERY ivory. I tried it on even though I’m not supposed to!! I was supposed to wait for my sisters to come into town to try on dress… but… well… no one was home and I was pretty excited. It fits well and I really like it!
However, when I sent a picture to my mom and sister (younger sister is my MOH), they both called me and said, “OH NO THIS IS NOT WHITE!! You cannot have white flowers with this dress!! You cannot have white linens with this dress!! The guys cannot wear white shirts!!” Of course, they don’t know how much I like this dress because I wasn’t supposed to try it on yet!!
But for real, is the white/ivory thing an issue? My colors are coral and aqua and the dudes will be wearing light greay suits – vests, no jackets. I was hoping to have white and coral daisies, and aqua runners on the tables. Again, being that I am going for casual, will it really be that big of a deal?
Post # 2
I don’t think it will be a big deal. Your dress will stand out as ivory because everything else will be bright white but as long as your dress is the only thing ivory, I’m thinking it will look intentional.
Post # 3
Your Mom and sister are just repeating what they have probably been taught. Things have changed. It is not uncommon to see a palette of neutrals- white, ivory, cream etc.
Your dress will not look dingy against white linens- it will look ivory, and that’s ok.
The men can also wear white shirts. Their shirts will also not make your dress look dingy. This is one of the stupidest things you hear about weddings at places like Mens Wearhouse.
Post # 4
I’ve got an ivory dress with neutral white/ivory florals. My florist assured me everything would look cohesive in photos and in person.
Post # 5
It will be fine! They are way overreacting, dear. Whites, creams, ivory – they all look good together and won’t make your dress look dingy.
Post # 6
Good!! I’m bringing the dress to my mom’s tomorrow for safekeeping. If they say anything else about it, I will jsut tell them the people of hte internet said it’s ok!
Maybe some others out there have pictures of their ivory dress near white linens and shirts?
Post # 7
I mixed all kinds of light shades, from soft whites to buttery creams to ivory like your dress. I love mixing those kinds of colours in real life, why not for my wedding? It is a trick used a lot in interior design and gives depth to a somewhat monochrome look. Just make sure you trust your eyes to make sure all the shades harmonize and go for it I say.
Post # 8
I love the look of ivory against stark white! it will look gorgeous and classy! 🙂
Now, picture please!!!! 😀
Post # 9
It so doesn’t matter! It’s impossible to try and get all the whites in your wedding the same anyway. A tablecloth is never going to be the exact same shade of white as a flower or a shirt, they are made of different materials and have different textures. I had white linens, ivory dress, 4 different white Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, ivory groom’s shirt, white Groomsmen shirts, various white/cream/pink flowers and it all looked fine!
Post # 10
My dress is champagne and the guys will have white shirts and the tablecloths will be white. I didn’t even think to worry about that! Oh well, I’m not gonna start now. It’ll be fine 🙂
Post # 11
Not a big deal at all!
Here’s the best I have on my phone- you can see my dress is ivory and my husbands shirt and the tablecloth are bright white.
Post # 12
that is super cute however one of the reviews said the ivory was very “dark”. I think if that is the case you may want to check it out against bright white shirts, flowers. The contrast may be nice, or you may decide the shirts need to be off white/ivory too.
Post # 13
All those things you named can also be in ivory and then everything will just look white. Only when ivory is next to a pure white that the difference is easy to spot, otherwise it just looks, well, white.
Post # 14
I have an ivory lace dress with champagne underlay and Fiance wanted a light gray suit. The warm vs cool colors were throwing me off because our color scheme is warm. We opted for a tan colored suit with ivory shirt. He actually agreed once we went to the store in person and he could visualize better what I was talking about.
However, the tablecloths at the venue are white, so they won’t “match” but that’s ok. It was more the clothing that I wanted to be similar in tone. I’d be more worried about the grey suit against ivory than the white shirts.