(Closed) With a light ivory dress would you wear a white or ivory veil?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: White or Ivory?
    Wear the white one with the light ivory dress : (21 votes)
    55 %
    Wear the ivory one even if it is a bit darker of an ivory. : (17 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    The white one matches better.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    At wedding-veil.com they sell diamond white veils that are in between white and ivory.  You can order fabric samples for free, as I recall.  Plus their veils are cheap!

    Post # 5
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    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Definitely NOT the ivory veil.  I would definitely go with the white veil.  While it may not be the EXACT shade of your dress, it will be far enough removed from your dress to not be that noticeable.  It’s not like it is a shawl that will be in stark contrast, you know what I mean? 

    Post # 6
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    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Definately white veil. It looks cleaner.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I agree. The white veil looks much better. The ivory one doesn’t look clean against your white gown.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    Go with the white veil. If the colors don’t quite match, err on the side of too light than too dark. If it is too dark it will just look dirty against your dress.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    It’s kind of a tough call looking at the photos, but I’m of the opinion that any accessory should be darker than the overall color of your dress (assuming you can’t match it exactly).  If you go lighter, it could make your dress look dingy or dirty. 

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Definitely the white. Stark white veils always appear as a slightly softer colour because the fabric is so sheer. And veils in a lighter colour than the dress still look beautiful, like this one:

    …whereas an ivory veil with a white dress can clash terribly. (Of course, the main problem with the clash below is the lace, but even the veil fabric itself looks yellow compared with the dress.)

    Post # 11
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    457 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m getting a light ivory dress and the veil i tried on looks just fine, but the lady told me they could order me a veil to match the exact color as my dress so i’ll probably do that. If the ivory of the veil is different then your dress i wouldn’t go with the white, you don’t want a dark ivory with a light ivory dress.

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Actually either of them will work.  Personally I prefer the white, but I think you should look around to see if i could find a closer match if you are not happy with these.  Another thing you could try is doing a two teir veil with the white over the ivory.  Just experiment until you are happy!! 

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I voted wrong!  I like the white much better and agree with the other poster that the ivory one looks a little dirty against the dress.  Good luck!

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