(Closed) Veil WHITE, Dress IVORY!!

posted 13 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I had the same problem and when my seamstress saw me wear it with the dress, she told me she could dye it ivory to match.  I really doubt it would really have shown up in the pictures, but since she was only charging me $5 to dye it, I got it down anyway.  You should ask your seamstress if she has a similar service or find a store that can do it for you if it really bothers you. 

Post # 4
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

If you’re brave, dye it yourself with tea!

Post # 5
36 posts
  • Wedding: November 2021


I would get it dyed. I recently saw a bride with a gorgeous ivory dress and gorgeous white veil, but they didn’t match.

Post # 6
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Veils online are really cheap, can you just buy a new one?  My seamstress made me on for $35 and it looked just like the ones in the bridal shops.

Post # 8
39 posts

Can you exchange your veil?

Do you have both the dress and veil yet so you can actually see them together to see how it looks?

I think your best bet is veilshop.com to get a new one. 

Post # 10
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2021

I don’t think anyone will notice unless yuor dress is really more of a darker champagne color than ivory. 

For your own sanity, though, how about trying both on at the same time, and taking a picture to see if you can really tell the difference or not?


Post # 11
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Tea dying does work well!  I had it done, to my mother’s white vintage veil.  My seamstress did it, and very quickly too.  She matched the exact shade of my dress (which is just a shade off of white, like most ivories).  I’m not sure of the exact cost of just tea dying it, but having my mother’s veil modernized from a Juliet cap to a comb and tea dying it was like $30. 

My advice would be get it tea dyed.  It’s cheap, quick, and makes the veil not stand out like a sore thumb (even if only you notice it!)

Post # 12
184 posts
Blushing bee

my coworker said that she dyed her veil by hanging it the basement of her house, and smoking cigarettes with her fiance.. gross!!!  seriously i had a very similar problem, because my dress is a pale grey.  i ended up buying a swatch sample set from veilshop and got the oyster color veil..

Post # 14
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

The dress I picked out is a soft white, and so everyone(who stands with me/ the men) is wearing soft white, no bright white b/c it will make the dress look dirty.

Or so I’ve been told.

Post # 15
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

Oh no – I just realized my veil is white and dress is ivory too! I never noticed before. Dammit. My veil cost $150 🙁

Post # 16
47 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Plantation Bay Country Club

I just recently dyed my white lace to ivory for my veil with Tea and it worked out wonderfully and was super easy and inexpensive! I wrote a step by step approach of how to do it on my blog and included pictures and recipes for the water/tea bag ratio. It could be helpful, so check it out:


Don’t be shy with the Tea Dye. It is easier then it looks. I thought it would be hard but I actually found it fun and super easy! Good Luck! 

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