Can't get over the length of my veil

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
1531 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My veil was about the length of yours when I tried it on but we paid to have length added to make it a Cathedral =) So happy we did!

Post # 4
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Are you mildly crafty (ie, can cut a decently straight line and sew a button?)? If so, try making your own veil. I did it, just to see if I could, and it was seriously SO easy and cheap – I spent maybe $15.

Post # 6
1531 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@LTD418:  We actually just ordered it as a catheral length so the seamstress didn’t do it. I am not sure how much more it cost to add lenth but the total was $550. I wanna say it was about $100 more

Post # 8
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You could:

– Deal with it. Don’t do this unless you know that ultimatley, the length your veil won’t put a sour mark on your day.

– Make it. Tulle and even lace edging aren’t super expensive, and the sewing needed can be done by yourself (if you know how), by a sewing family member, or a seamstress. I belive a Bee blogger just had a post about how to sew lace edging onto a veil!

– Thrift it. Any thrift stores in your area with bridal items? They might have the veil you are looing for.

– Ask for it. Make a post on the bee and ask about veils, if you haven’t already. You can include a photo of the trim you like and ask if anyone has seen something similar

– Shorten it. Maybe the long length isn’t the way to go, or maybe shortening this veil will make it less awkward, length-wise.

Honestly, in your situation I might consider shortening the veil. Maybe to about your hips or above. I think it would look very cute (and bouncy!) and compliment your dress so much!
That’s a personal opinion, though – I am sort of against long veils… I am clumsy and would likely totally trip on it. 🙂

Post # 9
1531 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@LTD418:  Oh sorry! I should have clarified =)

Post # 10
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree with shortening it to a fingertip.

Post # 12
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

There is a store here in Reno that has a cathedral length viel with the style lace (in the pic) on the edges.   The store is called Blue garter, they are amazing maybe give them a call see if they can email you a picture of it, they are really well priced too.   I got my dress and viel from them, they are amazing.  Talk to the owner if you do call cuz the girl they just recently hired is not so knowledgeable and she doesnt really take the time to talk to customers.

Post # 14
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@LTD418:  I had to order a custom made veil for this exact reason. It also drove me nuts and my train was ridiculously long.

Is your dress ivory or white? You may be able to find a used veil for sale (I am selling mine) for relatively inexpensive. Either that or look on Etsy.

Post # 15
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@LTD418:  I think the veil itself is pretty and I see why you love it but to be honest I am not a fan either of the length. If you are set on a long veil maybe you can sell this one. If you want to keep the veil maybe it can be shortened b/c I think it would look lovely at waist or fingertip length!

Post # 16
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

You could shorten the one you have now to wear at your reception and then purchase another cathedral length for the ceremony! I bought my cathedral raw edge veil on eBay for less than $30. I love it and the tulle is super soft!

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