(Closed) IVORY vs. WHITE…in the Decor?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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rmh283:  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
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

white candles look yellowish when lit anyway, so id go with white candles

Post # 5
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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
303 posts
Helper bee

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
806 posts
Busy bee

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
30398 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 13
27 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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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