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

posted 8 years ago in Decor

    go ivory on the linens. menus in ivory. ivory lace on jars. only the chairs will be white

    go white white on linens to match the chairs. white menus to match linens. cream flowers/jars ok

  • 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
    4621 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

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

    Post # 5
    3367 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
    898 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
    13902 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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

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