Post # 1
It’s my first post on here, and i’m really stuck.
I have an Ivory over nude wedding dress, so everything ivory looks pretty durastic against it (see picture below), i’m trying to understand how this fits into my decor.
I know i want gold/champagne for my centerpieces, and i’m totally digging the ostrich feather centerpieces. What I didn’t anticipate is the white vs. ivory when it comes to decorations! White is cheaper, for everything (from candles to feathers to flowers), but will it look good? Can I mix ivory and white in the decor? White feathers with ivory candles (See Picture Below)? Please send help, this will drive me insane.
Wont wear black with brown, or navy and black…
Post # 2
Your dress (which is gorgeous, btw) doesn’t necessarily scream “ivory” to me. So I think on the decorations. you could go either way. I personally am not crazy about the ivory (yellow) candles with the white feathers. I’d stick with all white or all ivory. But I am a little matchy matchy, so maybe that’s just me.
Post # 3
The candles look more on the yellow side to me. I would stick with your decor being white – as long as its not right up against your wedding dress, people won’t notice.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
white candles look yellowish when lit anyway, so id go with white candles
Post # 5
It depends on your dress. I prefer to stick with ivory in decor if the dress is ivory because it will look dirty in comparison to stark white items.
Post # 6
I won’t wear brown and black together either, haha! My dress is also ivory and my bouquet is ivory and green hydrangeas. I will have ivory hydrangeas scattered throughout the venue as well, but we are doing non-floral centerpieces. The napkins are white, lace on mason jar candleholders is white, accent ribbon on certain things (including my bouquet) is white and navy striped, and a bunch of other items are white instead of ivory. I considered whether it would look weird, but I have a ton of stuff already sitting in my spare room right now and I’ve put some of it together on a table to see how it will look for the wedding. I think it all looks fine together and will be one of those things that no one will notice, not even you because you’ll be too busy having fun!
Post # 7
First of all, DROOL at that dress! It’s beautiful!
And youre right, that ivory candle clashes with the white feathers. White is tricky but I think since you mentioned gold, add gold. Gold against white is always gorgeous, don’t do anything ivory. Keep it matte white against shiny/sparkly golds. I think it could look great!
(that feather has a silver broche though, that could be another reason it clashes)
Post # 8
First of all, let’s do away with that old wives tale that anything white will make your dress look dingy. IT WON’T!!! White will make your dresss look ivory.
You can mix white and ivory in your decor, but it needs to be carefully chosen and well thought out. A creamy ivory with a pink undertone works. I yellow undertone is harder to make work, but can be done.
If you want to play it safe, choose all white. If you are up for a decor challenge, mixing various shades of white, ivory cream etc looks fabulous.
You can also bring interest to an all white palette by varying the textures: lace, feathers, satin, pintuck linens etc.
Post # 9
This is very true! The yellow ivorys are very difficult (that seems to be the base of the candle shown). I went to the craft store thinking I would do ivory everything, then i realize the quill of the feather is a creamy ivory, and ivory mixed really doesn’t look awful. In the end I decided i’d rather not risk ordering something that was ivory yellow and will go white everything. Thanks for your help!
Post # 10
Thank you! It was only $650 NEW!! Mori Lee! I have decided one white on white. Went to the craftstore and put gold next to white, then gold next to ivory. You were totally right!! It looked fabulous!
Post # 11
You’re right! It’s very hard to notice. It took me a couple days to realize the quill of the white feather is ivory!It doesn’t look bad with the right ivory. I did however decided that white on white is cheapest and i’m going that route. Thank you for your help! 🙂
Post # 12
Great point! White candles it is 🙂
Post # 13
I think ivory candles to to harsh and almost yellow. The pop of white in the feathers would add another dimension of stuble color that I think would be really beautiful.
Post # 14
I had an ivory dress. People told me that my husband needed to wear an ivory shirt or I would look dirty next to his white shirt. He hated the ivory shirt, so I told him to get the white shirt that he liked. We looked great. People are weird.
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