(Closed) white vs ivory (the great debate) — can i mix and match/

posted 6 years ago in Decor
    go ivory on the linens. menus in ivory. ivory lace on jars. only the chairs will be white : (8 votes)
    53 %
    go white white on linens to match the chairs. white menus to match linens. cream flowers/jars ok : (7 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 3
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think you’re overthinking it ivory and white look so similar I have a hard time telling them apart and I had both of my wedding. Most reception halls are in mood lighting so you’re probably not even going to tell a difference anyways

    Post # 4
    4367 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    White linens, ivory everything else would be my thoughts. I agree with PP.

    Post # 5
    3368 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Honestly, you are going to be the ONLY person who notices the white/ivory thign. I know I freaked out a bit at first (my dress is ivory, and I want everything else white), but they are so similar that truthfully no one will notice. 

    Make white what you want white, and make ivory what you want ivory.  

    Post # 6
    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I had several shades of Ivory, and stark white happening in my wedding, so I decided to play up the color differences by adding in a khaki color and a blush color to some of my decor.  My dress was Ivory, but my husband’s shirt was stark white. I tried to get him a skinny tie that matched my Ivory dress, but instead it was a lighter shade of Ivory.  My flower girl’s dresses were 2 different shades of off-white, and my decor was a combination of Ivory, white, khaki, and light pink.  I think it was all fine.  I actually think that white and Ivory look beautiful together.


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    Post # 7
    314 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think Ivory photohraphs better, im biased tho, ive never been a fan of stark white, and sometimes if your wearing an ivory dress, it can look a little weird

    Post # 8
    13294 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wouldn’t mix and match.  Anything ivory next to white will appear dingy. 

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