Post # 1
I bought my dress months ago, and never once thought of buying a veil at the same time. (Which is probably a good thing due to the way I’m flip flopping. Sigh.)
My dress is the Pronovias Pinal (I’ll attach the stock shot – though it’s such a dumb shot, no one actually stands like that. I don’t have any photos of me in the dress yet because I didn’t save any on my phone the day I bought it in case FI snoops LOL) and I know that I want a long veil. I’m going for a vintage-esque kind of feel, with my hair down or half-up half down (I’ll attach a photo of my inspiration, but my hair’s pretty curly so I might end up with a few more curls than that.)
So here’s my question – should I do chapel length, cathedral length or something totally different? It has such a long train, so I’m lost on the veil thing. (I’ll probably take the veil off for the reception.) I do know that I want it to be fairly sheer because my dress has this precious button up back that is one of the main things I totally LOVE about it.
Post # 3
I voted cathedral only because I personally love cathedral length veils. Are you able to buy 2 veils from a local shop and return the one you don’t want?
Post # 4
@californiaraisin: Oh I love that hair inspiration! Stunning!
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@fzesguer: I never thought of that – I should check that out! Thanks for the idea!
@justjade: Thanks, I love it! I just hope it makes me feel ‘bridal’, you know? Like I’m kinda concerned about where to pin the veil in lol
@aicila: That is very pretty! Thanks.
Post # 7
Cathedral all the way! It would look stunning with that dress. But, I am partial to Cathedral length since that’s what I had.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
I brought my dress with me to the shop I bought my veil from to try on the veils to see which one I liked best. I love the chapel length, personally.
Post # 9
@californiaraisin: I am looking at a similar kind of style cause the dress design has a detailed back ( I fell in love with back buttons too!)
I think side sweeps look really sexy but polished. In regards to securing the veil- you could use mini combs instead of one big one!? Are you having a blusher?
Last question: Are you doing your makeup like in the picture? I love vampy bridal makeup!
Post # 10
@justjade: Aren’t back buttons the cutest? Haha I just love them.
Mini combs! Can’t believe I didn’t think of that! I don’t think I’m going to do a blusher – I wouldn’t put it over my face anyway so it’s kind of pointless IMO. As for make up, I definitely do want to do something similar – maybe a brighter red lipstick but the general feel is there. 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2014 - Aliso Viejo Conference Center
I personally love the chapel length veil! Something I have always been cautious of too is veil size vs dress size. I want the dress to stand out without being overpowered by the veil. It is quite a fine line to walk. I’d try both with the dress (maybe at your next fitting?) and choose from there. Ultimately it is what you think looks best 😀