Post # 1
My SO mentioned once in passing that he likes the face veil thing, so I’m going to do it. I don’t see them a lot though, especially in the US. I want a floor length veil with a shorter face veil(maybe down to shoulders). Is this what two-tiered veils are about? I don’t know a thing about veils, how to put them on, etc. and would love advice. Thanks!
Post # 3
I had a cathedral (extended a few feet behind me) veil with a blusher (the part that goes over your face). I loved it. Usually the blusher is a bit shorter than elbow length when you are holding your bouquet. Some are pinned on, but most come with a comb you just stick on your hair. If you’re wearing a blusher, the veil cannot be placed too far back on your head.
Post # 4
@Cordellia: there are several ways to have the blusher look:
Drop veil style veil (made from one piece but placed so that one end goes in front of your face)
Two-tier blusher veil (you can pull one tier in front of the face)
Single tier veil plus a detachable blusher (the face veil can be velcroed onto the longer veil, you can use a separate face veil entirely, it can be pinned together, etc.)
I initially ordered a veil with a detachable blusher but it looked really odd on me, and so returned it for a drop veil which was much better suited for my petite frame!
Post # 5
@beeswax: Do you have any pictures of the BACK of your veil with the blusher still covering your face? I love the look from the front but can’t picture what it looks like in the back if it’s secured to your head.
Post # 6
Thank you!! Yeah I’m 5’4 and have a small figure so does that impact how veils look? Are the drop veils more suited to thinner/shorter people? And how do the drop veils stay on? The ones I see on pinterest look like they are just hanging there, lol!
Post # 7
So there are different ways a drop veil can be worn – either like one big fabric dropped onto your head (and pinned down to your hair) or gathered at a comb (if you are having your veil made for you, they are usually able to custom make the amount of gather you want…if you don’t want any gather but still want a comb, it can be glued to the comb…otherwise it will be sewn on)
The kind of veil you decide on will depend a lot on the look you like. If you like super poofy, you can even go for a three-tiered veil. But if you hate poof and want it totally flat on top, then you would go for a drop veil. I would suggest trying a few on at a veil/bridal store around you. I didn’t really do this, and blindly ordered online what I thought I would like. Then when I received it, it turned out that it was too poofy for my taste (especially at the back when the blusher was pulled back) and looked like my veil was eating me up lol. THEN I went to a local veil store and realized a drop veil was better suited for me…so this is what I ended up getting. I’ve seen smaller girls wear all sorts of styles and length and poofiness — I think it more depends on your own preference. And you might not know until you try a few styles on! I didn’t realize I’d like the sheerness of the drop veil on me until I saw that it was more flattering on me than other styles I tried.
I just got married so don’t yet have any of the professional pics, and most of the snapshot pics have “eh” views of the veil…but I found a side profile pic which I guess is better than nothing!
the wind is sort of blowing it out in a way that it wouldn’t normally lay without the wind lol so not sure if this pic is any help. It’s in between a chapel-cathedral length with slight gathering at the comb (the less gathering, the less poof):
not the greatest pics, but hope they help a little!
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@beeswax: That is extremely helpful! Thank you!
Post # 10
Superhelpful, thanks so much! I LOVE your veil..would you mind sharing the shop you bought it from? The flower in your hair is gorgeous too…is that part of the veil’s comb or a separate accessory?