(Closed) White Veil with Light Ivory Dress?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 4
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Perhaps it will look great if the colors are so close? Post photos and I’m certain Bees will be happy to share their opinions 🙂 good luck

Post # 5
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think it will be fine, as long as your dress isn’t a dark champagne color (which, in my opion would still look just as gorgeous). Ivorys and whites are splendid together. It’s a very personal preference but I highly doubt an ivory/off-white dress will look upsetting against a white veil.

My Future Mother-In-Law said you can’t really tell the difference in the photos because your dress is going to look even whiter. Don’t worry–and I doubt it will be such a stark difference in real life. I really think it’s going to be fine and that it will look very beautiful, don’t worry at all 🙂 

Post # 6
4485 posts
Honey bee

No one will notice. Most light ivory looks like white anyway.

Post # 7
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I saw the title and was gonna respond HELL NO.  However, after reading it, if the colors are legitimately close, I’m sure it’ll be fine.  It’d be nice to have her veil.

Post # 9
11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I understand the sentimentality of wanting to borrow your mom’s veil. However, there really IS a difference between light ivory/diamond white and white.  You may not notice it with just a single, sheer layer of tulle.  However, in the areas where the tulle is bunched up, you will be able to tell a difference. 

Post # 10
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Do you have access to your mom’s veil already? I think there’s only one way to know! I love this idea of her veil being your something borrowed – that’s what I wanted to do, but in the end my dress was light ivory and her veil was more yellowy ivory!

Post # 11
2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Have you thought of doing a light tea wash on her veil and then soaking it back to white with oxyclean after the wedding?

Post # 12
23 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am actually planning on doing the same.  My dress is a very light ivory color and I will be wearing a white veil.  I tried it on together in the store and it looked beautiful together.  However, I could see how some white veils wouldn’t look that great.  I would take your veil to the store to see how they look together and then decide what you want to do.

Post # 14
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have a light ivory dress which looks white to me… until I saw it next to a white veil. I wanted to borrow my sister’s, but when I set it down by the dress the difference was SO noticeable. I think it made my dress look a little yellow actually, because of the contrast, and I hated that. So I bought a light ivory veil (David’s Bridal, like my dress) and it matches perfectly. Nothing looks yellow, and I’ll find something else for my “borrowed” thing.

I think the contrast will basically depend on what your designer’s idea of “light ivory” is. I’ve seen other dresses, not my same brand, called “light ivory” and they looked WAY different from mine. Also it might depend on the fabric – a satin will reflect light differently than your chiffon, which will look different from my tulle dress. The fact that my tulle dress and tulle veil were different colors really stood out – it might not make as much a difference if the veil and dress are different fabrics.

Post # 15
11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@LittleBlueBee:  I think that is an excellent idea. I would look at them in the store lighting and also in natural lighting next to a window, just to be sure.  My veil was a single-layer, cathedral-length veil, and I added a blusher to go over my face when I walked down the aise.  In my pic, below, you can see that veils inherently tend to “bunch up” in certain areas, where the color of the veil will be much more apparent.  I had a diamond-white veil and a diamond-white gown.  (By the way, the secret to really being able to tell if the veil matches the gown is to literally bunch up the veil in several layers and then hold it next to the dress.)

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