(Closed) Chapel vs Fingertip Veil??

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Can you show us a pic of your dress? And how formal is your wedding?

I am wearing a double layer veil that has a cathedral length bottom layer and a fingertip length top layer with a pencil edge. We are having a black tie, evening wedding with a church ceremony so I wanted something very formal. This is my dress:

Post # 5
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1008 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I decided to go with a cathedral veil. I didn’t want one at first because of the details on my dress and there is a LOT going on in my dress.

But when I tried it on I loved it. So for a compromise I got only one layer and no beading or anything, so you can see the details through it.

Post # 6
Hostess
11174 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I was originally planning on wearing a cathedral length veil however I don’t like how it “pulls” down my bridal look, I want a bit more volume. I will probably go with finger tip length or perhaps shorter.

Post # 7
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1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

I was having the same debate! I never thought I wanted a chapel/cathedral veil, but they are so beautiful in pictures! I ended up getting a fingertip veil because I think I want to wear my veil throughout the whole reception, and for that, a chapel veil just isn’t practical. But it’s such a tough choice! Either way, I’m sure you’ll look beautiful! 

Post # 8
Member
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Here is my chapel veil:

Post # 9
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2889 posts
Sugar bee

How are you planning to wear your hair? I love the super long veil so I went cathedral length (or slightly longer than my train which was not quite chapel length). I didn’t wear mine beyond photos though because it was impossible to wlk round with. I knew I wanted the long veil for walking in as well as photos, beyond that i was happy to be veil less. I also had a blusher which was significantly shorter. I think you could do either with our dress. Think about how long you want to wear it as well as the purpose of your veil.

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