Some Brides know that just because your gown color is ivory does not
mean it's going to match a ivory veil, there are many tones to one
color and every supplier and/or designer has his/her own idea of
what ivory is, so your best bet is to get samples of tulle when
available and compare with your gown. And unfortunately other brides think that ivory is ivory and that is that.
I have read from brides sometimes what happens is that when a bride
gets her gown, when purchased ready made, it is not exactly the color
she had purchased. Here are some reasons why this happens:
Fabric manufacturer comes up with a final product that is not what
designers ordered, but in their policies they specify that this might
happen so designer is stuck with product in a different color than
2.- Human error, well it can not be machine
error can it? since machines do what we tell them to do, it has happened
to all of us that we think one thing and we type another.
Lost in translation? yes we have to admit most
gowns/fabric manufacturers are not with in USA or an English speaking
4.-You tried on a sample gown that has changed color with time, specially if it was by the window catching UV rays, and when you get the real thing the color is different.
And last but not least, plain meanness. They might have one dress in
the color already made or someone cancelled, perhaps they know they wont
have that color but will send what they have without previous warning,
why? Well, since your wedding is only 6 weeks away what the hell are you
going to do? Sue them? Yell and curse at them? Become Bridezilla? Cry?
and after trowing a tantrum will will take what you can have because
your wedding date is so close.
You might want to
start panicking right now but please don't best solutions are found
under pressure but never with out thinking, you have to sit down and see
what your options are.
Let's say your gown complements have been bought already in off white, shoes, veil, jewelry,hair accessory etc.. You
take your accessories to the bridal salon for your first fitting and it
turns out your gown is more of a light ivory that an off white!!!!! You
feel your blood pressure hit the floor the moment you realize they
don't match at all!!! Then you are in denial for another 5 minutes
looking at yourself in the mirror , perhaps it's this freaking lights!
so you walk over to a different lighting to no avail, darn it!!!! You
then call the attendant and ask,-what color is my dress??" she looks and
says "Off WHITE.....?" You then proceed to educate her
and you show her your shoes and say "THIS is OFF WHITE" you point to
your marvelous silk flowers on your head and say "THIS is OFF WHITE"
....and at the end you grab the side of your gown and say "this is NOT
off white, this is either a diamond white or light ivory but don't you
tell me my dress is off white for crying out loud" Then
you tell her this most be some sort of mistake some one mess up and
this need to be fixed, with all calmness she looks at the tag on your
dress and tells you "it says so right here, off white" Ok at this
point your face starts to feel hot and your hands are in a fist, your
stomach -that is empty exept for the coffee you had this morning hoping
to fit in your gown- begins to hurt. After 2 hours of arguing you fix nothing since you have no way of proving that this is the wrong color..... and if you do prove it they will say "we can not do anything about it it takes 6 months to get another gown" More
than once I have been contacted by an upset bride that just went to her
fitting to find out her ivory gown is way too dark or way too light for
the veil she just purchase from me. I always try to be as helpfull as
possible but in some cases is not so easy as to switch veils, for
example: Custom Mantilla in cathedral length - not easy to say "no
problem I will just send you another color", specially if I am out of
lace or don't have enough to make that same length. Or perhaps a
costume beaded veil with a color like, gold or champagne on the beads?
not easy to say "no problem, I'll for sure re-sell it fast" In the
first case the mantilla can be redone if time allows it but expect to
pay extra,sorry I can't offer free labor or materials. In the second there is nothing most can do, your best bet is to re-sell it yourself and order a new one.
of all the above is the reason I show lots of pictures and send
samples, even sometimes as far as to send samples of beading materials
not just pictures. I try and do everything with in my power to make sure
I send the right veil in the right color, if the gown seller or
manufacturer does not do his/her job right I will try to help but expect
surcharges to come up, sometimes is just as easy as paying for extra
shipping sometimes paying a re-stocking fee other times you might need a
whole new custom order.
This kind of stuff does not usually
happens when you have your wedding gown made with a dressmaker or
designer, they have samples of materials or materials already there and
very rarely will you get a surprise when it comes to color, a good
dressmaker/designer will go beyond her/his means to get you the right
color when fabric supplier fails we are very proud people you see and
even though we might not be very concerned with being the nicest
girl/guy in the block we are concerned about being the best
seamstress/tailor/designer in the city, it is what it is.....if you do
know a good dressmaker,designer or tailor set up an appointment get a
quote and time frame look at some of their actual work it might be the
best option, although I know they are hard to find.
As you can see in this pictures the first veil matches the dress almost
perfect (color wise), and the second one you can clearly see the veil is
way too dark, well guess what? wedding gown is a Magui Sottero Ivory
Gown, the veil in the first picture is an OFF_WHITE mantilla veil made
by me, and the second one is an IVORY Mantilla made by me too. Turns out
the Magui Sottero gown is more of a creamy light Ivory or diamond white
than an Ivory so there you go...............
I love the fact that some people find my pictures so good
they decided to use them in their blogs or webs, but I hate the fact that they don't think they need permission to use them, even if my flickr account states they my pictures are all rights reserved. The only time I really don't mind is when they ask for permission, and they agree to add a link to my website and give credit to my work, because say what you want , it takes a lot of my time to take pictures, it's not as easy as it looks and getting the right look right lighting etc... take time and practice so when I find someone using my pictures with out mentioning where they got them from is very upsetting. Please ask before taking otherwise is stealing