Post # 1
Hey bees, I hope you can help me out.
My Mum will be making my fingertip veil. I don’t want to spend several hundred dollars on a veil when it can be made DIY relatively easily. The ones in the bridal store just have the veils on a metal or plastic comb. I want to add something else in my hair similar to this comb below. But do I get my Mum to sew the veil onto that comb, or onto a plain comb? If the veil goes on a plain comb, how do you put the two combs in my hair?
FYI My hair is very fine, and the veils in the bridal store kept slipping down (How do you stop that from happening?). I’ll be having an up-do.
Post # 4
For practicality, I may be easier to put the comb on the veil. However. If you want to wear the comb by itself, no veil at the reception, you’ll have to do seperate combs. Have you conspidered a hair clamp/clip? It may stay in your fine hair a little better. best of luck
Post # 5
Thanks. I hadn’t thought about that. I’ll probably take it off but I still want something in my hair (although I could get two hairpieces). About the hair clamp, which of these types do you mean (obviously I’d get more bridal-y ones)
Post # 6
@copperbird90: Your stylist will prob tease the area and create a little bit of volume or a small bump in the hair in the area where the veil will be. Most stylist will use exta bobby pics to make sure it is secure! I wore my hair up on he side and my stylist created volume in the crown and secured the veil right below it. I wore a comb on the side.
If you are wearing you hair up, you could wear the comb in the back or on the side….either placement would be pretty for your comb!
Post # 7
@copperbird90: I was thinking more like the second picture. But its completely up to you. And as weddingbound said, your hair person should be able to help out too:)
Post # 8
I have super fine hair as well, and I actually found that plastic combs stay better in my hair than metal ones (contrary to what is usually the case). They metal ones are heavier, so their weight makes them side right out, while the plastic ones stay in.
Post # 9
My veil is on a metal comb which is supposed to be best if you want to remove the veil for the reception. I’m planning on wearing a separate pretty comb under the veil as I want the veil placed higher up then the comb for the reception and would rather not fiddle
with the comb myself
Post # 10
I’ll pipe in an overwhelm you! 🙂 You basically pick the look you want, and your hairstylist will work magic and make it happen.
There are veils you can get that would be pinned on (not with a comb, usually) like a juliet cap, drop veil or a birdcage or similar. It sounds like you want a fingertip length, so You might want to look at the juliet cap styles (still probably not difficult to make), as these will rest around the back/top of your head and are usually clipped or pinned on the sides. A drop veil rests over your head.
There’s also a mantilla style veil that is edged in lace and rests on the top of your head, typically, secured by a comb.
A headpiece will be set in your hair where you want it, based on your style, usually, this will sit under the veil during the ceremony. If you go with a tiara, typically, your veil will go behind it.
Since you have thin hair, I would recommend a single layer with some gathering by the comb, to give it a bit of lift. If you want the face piece (known as a blusher, you can create a smaller tulle veil on a smaller comb, so it can be easily moved/removed.
Probably a lot more than you wanted, but I hope it helps somewhat. 🙂