Post # 1
soo yesterday I had another wedding-nightmare, it was soo awful. I get them every so often. But I’ll spare you the details and long synopsis of it.
One of the things in the dream though, was when I told my mom I wanted to wear her veil at my wedding, as my “something borrowed”, and to commemorate her and how much I love her, and admire her and my dad’s marriage.
Now, I don’t even know if she still has her veil, so it was really weird that that came up.
but for some reason I can’t get it out of my head, and I’m wondering if I should change my veil choice?
I’d originally been considering a birdcage veil, and I was going to make it and the fascinator myself.
But after this dream, I’m second guessing myself, should I go for a traditional veil??
ahh I don’t know.
EDIT: When I was younger I had always “known” I do a blusher veil because I though it was so elegant and beautiful, my sister did that and had her husband be the one to throw the veil back when he kissed her.
But the last year I fell in love with the birdcage veil and it fits my vintage themed wedding.
Post # 3
Maybe you could have a traditional veil for the ceremony and a birdcage for the reception? That’s what I was going to do. I forgot the birdcage though.
Post # 4
Need a dress pic for this question
Post # 6
Hmm. I’m going between blusher and traditional. I’m not seeing a birdcage with that dress. IMO birdcage veils go better with a more modern dress with clean lines, not a lot of detail on the dress, etc. and your dress is very detailed so the two aren’t meshing in my head. Do you have a pic of the blusher you’d wear vs. the traditional you’d wear? I’m feeling indecisive on this.
Post # 7
I actually tried on a birdcage in the salon when I bought the dress, it looked amazing, my mom hadn’t been convinced of a birdcage, but then she saw me try it on with my dress and fell in love with it, so did my sister.
haha excuse my lack of make up. ew.
Post # 8
If I were you I would go with a “real” veil. I don’t think birdcage veils look good on a floor length dress.
Post # 9
so I asked my mom if she even had her veil from her wedding still, and she doesn’t. She had let my older sister play dress up with it over twenty years ago.. haha. So she called my grandma (my dad’s mom) and asked if she still had her veil.
I think I decided if I wear a veil, I want it to be my “something borrowed” or “something old”, and a family heirloom type of piece, I think it’d be really special.
So my grandma does have her veil! Although, she said that it’s torn down the middle. Now, I haven’t seen it, but I was thinking we might be able to fashion it into the kind of veil that would tuck under the back of my head, like this:
My hair do is going to be voluminous, and pretty intricate, so I want something less busy and not covering it, to place it underneath my hair (near the nape of my neck), so we might be able to do that. But I think my mom is going to call my two aunts and see if they have theirs too.
I think it’d be pretty special, and that way, I could wear a tiara like I always dreamed of!
Post # 10
I would do the blusher with that dress 100%
Post # 11
Do both – traditional for the ceremony, birdcage for reception (or at least cocktail and after ceremony pics).