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White or Ivory? Advice needed!

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#1 Sharon99

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    Posted 08 June 2011 - 05:34 AM

    Hey ladies, Since planning this wedding I realize I can NOT make any decisions without over analyzing everything. lol!

    I am trying to figure out what color to get for my dress. White, Ivory/Pewter Accent?

    If FI wears a white shirt & I get ivory will my dress look dirty in pics? Or if I go with white will it look too bright?

    Anyone have any thoughts or what they are doing. 

    Still haven't had the dress moment but I am pretty sure I am going with this dress since I can't stop thinking about it & am comparing everything I try on to it. 



    #2 acireta

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      Posted 08 June 2011 - 06:06 AM

      Personally, I would want to be consistent - both in ivory or both in white. Depending on the shades, it could possibly make your dress look yellow compared to his white shirt.


      Just my opinion, but I always say "go with your gut" on decisions like this!! It will be a beautiful day regardless of the shade - but hopefully you'll have some shade so you wont be too hot (haha sorry I'm a bit punny today LOL)


      BTW, that dress is STUNNING!

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      #3 Sharon99

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        Posted 08 June 2011 - 06:33 AM


        LOL! Thanks for the advice! If I do go with ivory I will try to find him an ivory shirt. That should be somewhat easy I think.

        #4 JayKay

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        Posted 09 June 2011 - 08:45 AM

        My dress is white and  my FI will be wearing a white shirt as well, then that way it will be consistent and look the same in pictures. 

        #5 Shahlo

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          Posted 11 June 2011 - 09:17 AM

          I am wearing white and my FI wearing white as well, i didn't want my dress (If ivory) look a bit dirty next to his white shirt.

          #6 Sharon99

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            Posted 13 June 2011 - 06:44 AM

            I ordered the Ivory. The white seemed too white with my skin tone. I was blinded in the store & thought this white in the sun will be too bright. lol Hopefully I can find him a matching shirt & we won't look bad!

            #7 skp1

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              Posted 13 June 2011 - 04:10 PM

              I did ivory because it seemed like all the shoes I liked were ivory, not white. Plus I was also thinking like Sharon about the white being too bright outside.

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              #8 Avens

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                Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:21 PM

                I "think" there is a threat on here about ivory dresses and white grooms shirts.  I think in most cases it ended up being fine, especially if he is wearing a jacket.

                #9 LandG

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                  Posted 24 June 2011 - 02:28 PM

                  I did ivory because i'm so pail!

                  #10 aquamaniac

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                    Posted 24 June 2011 - 03:36 PM

                    Actually you should base the dress color on your skin tone versus what your groom is wearing. A white dress can really wash out someone who is very pale, therefore they need to go with Ivory. But a white dress looks fabulous with a tan! Try on a dress (any dress really) in both colors to see which one complements your skin tone better.

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