Post # 1
Hi ladies! So I went to my parents house this weekend, and my step-mother told me that I could use the veil that she married my father in twelve years ago. I’m the sentimental type so I was ecstatic that she would offer her beautiful cathedral length veil for me to get married in. Plus my FI and I are getting married the day before their anniversary so I thought it would be fitting.
So here’s the teeny tiny problems that I have. My dress is diamond white, and the veil is stark white. I’m a matchy matchy kinda girl so I don’t know if this would be too noticable. The second problem that I have is I am wearing all crystal accesories, and the veil is scattered with white pearls. Again, I am the matchy macthy type so I’m not sure if this will clash. My dress does have beading and crystals, but I want some other ladies opinions. Does that fact that the veil is so sentimental to me out weigh the fact that it doesn’t perfectly match? Let me know what you ladies think.
Here are some pictures for reference.
You can see the scattered pearls a bit in this picture. I know that they are very slight and hardly noticable, but I’m still not sure if they would look odd with all the crystal accessories.
Dress and beading
Do the pearls and the color even matter when it means so much to me? I have no idea what to do. Should a decline, and get another veil? What do you say ladies? Let me know what you think.
Post # 3
You aren’t going to wear it the whole time right? And it’s not like you have a stark white dress and the veil is blue … rock the veil !!
Post # 4
I think they will look great together. It’s great to have something so special!
Post # 5
I think it is very special and BEAUTIFUL, it will look wonderful with your dress! Plus, you will make your dad and stepmom very happy. It really is beautiful! And your something borrowed.
Post # 6
Go with the veil… You don’t want to look back and wish you would have
Post # 7
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
I think it’s beautiful, and a lovely gesture and full of meaning. And really, weddings should have meaning above all, right? But I think on the day, it will all read as dots of sparkle since everything is reflecting the light.
Also you are gorgeous and I am sure will look lovely in anything, but I think that veil will really enhance your dress without competing with it.
Post # 8
Wear it! The pearls are tiny.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Definitely wear it! If you’re worried about matching, would you consider swapping out the earrings for something that mixed crystals and pears?
Post # 10
Beautiful veil and beautiful dress! I don’t think the colors would be different enough to notice and pearls are totally fine with your dress. Plus, the meaning of wearing it is priceless!
Post # 11
btw you are super beautiful!
Post # 12
Wear the veil! It’s gorgeous!
Post # 13
Wear it. It’s BEAUTIFUL. The details on the veil will be too small for most people to notice anyway (they certainly won’t note pearls vs crystals), and tulle is so sheer that you can barely tell the color difference between even IVORY and stark white unless it’s wrapped in multiple layers around a bolt in Jo-Ann Fabric. You’ll be gorgeous! 😀
Post # 14
Thank you so much everyone! I think I am just over analyzing the little things. The veil is extremely important to me. My daddy is currently dealing with his second round of cancer in two years. The doctors pretty much said that he will be dealing with/ treating cancer for the rest of his life. Meaning the cancer will take him from us eventually. It won’t be tomorrow or even next year (maybe), but it will still be way too soon. The fact that I would be wearing the same veil as the woman that married him and gave me three gourgeous little sisters is priceless to me. I guess don’t sweat the small stuff.
Thank you so much!!
Thank you so much!!
Post # 15
Beautiful! and I LOVELOVELOVE your sweater!
Post # 16
That veil is so beautiful! It’s very sheer, so I doubt anyone will be able to tell that it’s white and your dress is diamond white. I’d say that the sentimental value of the veil outweighs the slight difference in color, but if you can, get your dress and the veil together and see how big the difference actually is. It may not even be noticeable.