Post # 1
I’ve read all over the place that ballgowns and birdcage veils are just not meant to be together. This makes me really sad because I have a ballgown and I would really like to wear a birdcage veil. Really, really, really.
The dress that I’m wearing is Maggie Sottero Chardonnay in light gold. Here is a wonderfully low-quality cell phone picture of me in the gown wearing a birdcage veil.
Here is me just wearing the dress:
Am I just breaking all sorts of rules? Should I just give in and wear a really long veil?
P.S. I will be wearing my hair up. Something like this:
Post # 3
I think they look beautiful together. If you love it, rock it!
Post # 4
@kristenknits: I don’t see any reason why you can’t wear a birdcage veil with your dress (pretty BTW!). I like it in that picture, especially with your hair up.
I have never heard the rule that ballgowns = long veil. If the birdcage suits your personality and your style, then it will look perfect.
Post # 5
I’m on the fence. i think it looks nice, but its not a cohesive look to me. If you went with it though I think it would be fine. Have you considered doing a going away dress and wearing a bird cage with that?
Post # 6
Thanks, gals, for your feedback. 😉
@stargurl101: I was definitely thinking about wearing a going away dress (even though half of the wedding guests will see me the next day before we leave for our honeymoon, but that’s no big deal), but didn’t even think of wearing a different veil for that! This helps a bit, but now I have to go back to the drawing board to see which veil looks best with the ballgown.
An issue that I have is that my dress is in my hometown and wedding location in Delaware and I live in Massachusetts. I see my dress about once a month and have 53 days until the wedding. Cutting it close? It is very possible, haha. Surprisingly, I’m not a hot mess over all of this.
Post # 7
In related news… This is the veil style that I want:
No rhinestone brooch.
I can easily make it myself. Just actually have to make it JoAnn Fabrics…
Post # 8
I don’t think it looks silly at all. I actually think it is a nice balance.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2016 - Bridgewater Place
I say do what you want. If you think it looks good and you’re going to be sad without it…go for it!
Post # 10
I don’t know why it says its a no-no. Looks good to me! Maybe I can understand if you had a really enormous super traditional ballgown, but your look is great!