Before planning a wedding, the color white was a relatively easy concept. It’s white, end of story. But now that we are in the throes of making wedding decisions, white is not simply white anymore. There’s a whole spectrum of bridal whites, ranging from bright white, diamond white, brilliant white, natural white, and on and on and on. Oh wait, you want off-white? Well then you’ve got cream, ivory, bone, sand, ecru, champagne, etc. I swear, this is the kind of stuff that drives brides to bottles of red wine.
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I try very hard to not get lost in minutiae like this, but the wedding gods somehow always manage to trick me into never-ending, complex, life or death Google searches for the perfect <insert bridal thing here>. My first encounter with all the whites came in the form of a veil. What kind of veil I ended up with is a blog post for another day, but if you’ve been following along with my story, I don’t need to tell you that I spent arduous hours in front of my laptop, hunting for just the right one at just the right price. Which I found—yay! Does anyone else throw themselves a little party every time they cross something off their wedding checklist? If not, you should start—I truly believe celebrating small victories is the key to maintaining your sanity while planning a wedding. Sadly, my self-congratulatory fist pumping was abruptly cut short as another decision point was quickly thrust into my face—what color would I like my veil to be? What color? White, duh. Oh, silly Squid.