(Closed) Too late…now need some reassurance…

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I ordered the Alfred Angelo 1148, which is also a tafetta dress in White. 

I too after ordering thought maybe it would be "too" white.  Well I got it in a month ago and at my first fitting, I fell in love with it.  I am completely satisified with my choice and I hope that you will be too!

Post # 4
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My dress wasn’t taffeta, but I had the same doubts…and was so nervous while I waited for the dress!  So I totally understand! 

The sample was ivory (looked white to me), everyone at the shop told me to order ivory, and my mom told me to order ivory…and when I finally ordered the dress I ordered it in ivory, but the whole drive home I kept thinking that I wanted a white dress…so I called later that day and changed the dress to white.  I was so worried I made the wrong decision changing it to white…but when it came in I loved it and did not regret it at all.

Post # 5
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hey there!  I can honestly say that I ordered an ivory dress, but I also happen to be of Asian descent, and white would have been a horrid color on my specific complexion.

If you tried it and loved it in "white" at the salon, then it really doesn’t matter about the "ivory trend."  Each bride has their own color palette that works, and the important thing is that you fell in love with your dress in the "white" color.

I bet you will love you dress as much as the day you tried it on when it comes back in March.  No matter what, remember that your future husband will likely not even notice the difference – guys are like that! 🙂

Congratulations on your wedding!

Post # 6
48 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

Don’t worry. Dress anxieties are perfectly normal. I had a few panics myself. But I have a gorgeous taffeta diamond white dress that is just perfect. Everyone who sees the dress says they cannot imagine a better dress for me. So relax, wait for the dress to come in, and do not look at any more dresses online or in bridal magazines. It will drive you crazy.

Post # 7
18 posts

I had a silk taffeta Judd Waddell dress in white and loved it. Like you said, since it’s silk taffeta, it won’t be a bright, stark white. I bought white satin shoes and I actually had to get them dyed a few shades darker so they would match the white of the dress.

The white dress won’t just look fine – I’m sure it’ll look beautiful!

Post # 8
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree with angeldoc.  If you liked your dress when you tried it on, then you will love it when it comes in!  Everybody’s skintone is different, so it’s important that you found something that looks good on YOU regardless of what everybody else orders.  I know it’s hard, but stop second guessing yourself!  Your dress will look lovely and nobody will even think twice about if it’s white or ivory!!!  🙂

Post # 9
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’m also Alfred Angelo 1148 – in the diamond white.  And I didn’t even want a white dress.  I started out shopping for pale pink, or gold, or even dove grey.  You see, I just don’t wear white at all.  I don’t even own white t-shirts, or underwear.  I don’t think I look that good in white, and I can be guaranteed to spill something on any white clothing I do try to wear, and stain it forever, almost immediately.  Anyway, I would have thought I was absolutely the least likely white dress bride ever.  But I loved the dress, and the color.  It wasn’t really "white" at all – more like the color of vanilla ice cream.

If you loved the color of the dress when you tried it on, I’m sure it will be gorgeous – you’ll still love it when it arrives.  I think it’s just natural to second guess your decision while you’re waiting.

Post # 10
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

There is a reason you fell in love with your dress and put down the deposit! It will look great! I personally have an ivory dress and wish white would have looked good on me. It’s so classic:)

Post # 11
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Oh, oh, oh! White silk taffeta is GORGEOUS!!! It’s not the stark, bleach white of synthetic fabrics. It has natural, glowing feel to it. All I considered were off-white gowns until I found my white silk taffeta gown. You’ll be happy with it, I promise!

And it’s not crazy to have second thoughts, particularly when you have to wait so long to get it! I had so many doubts about my dress – it just grew uglier and uglier in my mind – but then the second that I slipped it back on at my first fitting, I was as happy as ever. 


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