(Closed) Ivory dress, everything else white?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
214 posts
Helper bee

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
30388 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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kimberbee17 :  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
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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
9443 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

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 # 7
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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
460 posts
Helper bee

I love the look of ivory against stark white! it will look gorgeous and classy! 🙂 


Now, picture please!!!! 😀

Post # 9
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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
3589 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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
1746 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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kimberbee17 :  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
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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
1117 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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.

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