(Closed) Ivory Veil with Diamond White Dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hmm did you see the two next to one another?

It could work fine but ivory can go kind of dark.

My dress is ivory, as is my veil, but my veil is noticeably (noticeable to me) darker. I’m sticking with it either way though.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@GMelanie:  What kind of veil is it?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am wearing my fmil’s very ivory veil with my extremely light ivory dress (so light I thought it was white). But once the veil was spread out you couldn’t see a difference.

 

however, it’s a chapel length mantilla style (I think… It’s not cathedral length, it’s only a little long than my train). There are no layers of crinoline or other netting material in a mantilla veil…. So what kind of veil are you wearing? Because if it has several layers of tulle or crinoline then all that fabric layer after layer may give an ivory veil a somewhat darker and more yellow look.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I know this doesn’t necessarily answer your question, but my dress is diamond white so I figured the guys should wear white shirts. We held my dress up to both a white and ivory shirt and it looked much better with the ivory. I guess if you can compare veils with your dress, you will get an idea of what you think looks better. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the color when it’s spread out.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you can compare the diamond white dress and ivory veil side-by-side and the colours are close, then I don’t see why not.  My only word of caution, I found a diamond white veil that I loved, and it seemed like it matched my ivory dress well.  Then I brought a sample of the diamond white lace from the veil to the dress shop, and there was a really obvious difference.  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@GMelanie:  It really depends.  Are you able to post pictures of the veil with your dress?  My dress is white and I went with a white veil.  The sample cathedral veil in the salon was ivory and when I tried it on with my dress it wasn’t too noticeable on the netting material but it was definately noticable on the thin trim edges … the ivory edging against my white dress looked yellow-ish.  That reason being why I went with a white colored veil.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You really need to see them next to each other.  Sometimes, ivory is more yellow, somestimes it’s more white.  It’s not possible to tell without seeing the fabrics side by side. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@GMelanie:  Those are gorgeous. I hope it works out!!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If its a vintage veil I would take it to a professional cleaners… Itg it has any yellow tones they may go away with a proper cleaning

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i am having this exact delimma with an enzoani veil that i ordered in white. evidentally it doesnt come in white, but ivory only, so im stuck with the decision of going ahead with the order and chancing it (my white lace enzoani dress doesnt come in for 4 more months) or cancelling the order and ordering some other veil that DOES come in white (wouldnt be an enzoani one)

i think i am going to chance it but still not have the order put through. by that i mean i am just going to buy the sample veil off the boutique floor (at a small discount) and see if it matches when my dress arrives. if it doesnt match, i can get my money back and put it towards some other veil that can be ordered rush (at no charge since this was the boutique’s fault partly for telling me i could get the original veil in white) before the wedding. if it does match, then as stated earlier, i can have the floor sample veil at a slightly discounted price. in fact, the boutique put the veil in the storeroom so no one else will be touching it to damage it or buy it. it is a concern for me because we have an outdoor venue.

but i put this ivory lace tipped veil next to a diamond white satin dress in the natural window light and it looked pretty close to a match. i guess enzoani’s ivory is very pale. a very white veil looked light blue up next to a diamond white gown.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

That should be fine.  What I’ve read is that the veil should be exactly the color of the dress or slightly darker so that the dress looks brighter and whiter.  But, you should never wear a veil that is lighter than the dress, because it tends to make the dress look worse…slightly dingy.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

my dress colour is technically ivory but my consultant told me it was more diamond white. she said my dress has less yellow in it than a normal ‘ivory’ dress.

 

The veil I tried was an ivory but she told me either will go with it because of the material used for the veil.

I’m leaning towards the ivory veil but I’m going to wait until my proper dress comes in because sometimes the sample colour might be a little discoloured. Just try both and see. People dont notice if the bride matches exactly. it’s what you feel happy with.

heres a picture

 

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