Post # 1
Oh man, I need some help picking out a veil. Here are some pictures.
My main concern with the shorter veil is that I wonder if it’s too “poofy” and if i looks like “childish”. I am 5’2 and 26 years old and everyone ALWAYS thinks I’m a 16 year old. So I am trying avoid that haha
I love the second one, but perhaps it’s just too normal? Not unique? Though I LOVE the way it shines, and I feel more comfortable in it since I don’t feel all princessy and frilly (i’m more of a tomboy haha) [[and in the pics it’s ivory but i will order white..]
Here are the pics.
My mom obviously favored the first one since she took more pics of it haha
I am not sure how my hair will be… probably some sort of low-up-do-off-to-the-side type bun-thing….. or something just down adn off to the side
Post # 3
Second, DEFINITELY. I think it looks more elegant.
Post # 4
I prefer the longer veil on you. At the end of the day, you need to pick what you feel most comfortable with.
Post # 5
Longer. However I think if you’re open to it, you should look into a fintertip-length bubble style veil. That’ll be a blend of the pouf, but a classy and grown-up version of the pouf while giving you the length that you prefer.
Post # 6
I actually don’t like either, but the 2nd is closer to what I have in mind. I think yours needs to be longer, and end around where your dress splits into the skirt, if that makes sense.
Post # 7
@pengoala: I actually have some pictures of a longer veil too (meets right where you suggested on the back of the dress) its reallypretty. Crystals and dangled beading. I’ll post it tomoRrow. I really liked it but thought it may have been too long since im so small, I thought it was a little over powering but hey! Maybeit’ll be back in the running. Chexk back tmrw
Post # 9
Def the second the first is too short
Post # 10
Of the two, I’d go with the second, but honestly neither of them avoids poof. If you’re concerned with not wanting to look princessy or poofy, have you considered something with fewer tiers or less gathering for a sheerer look? Maybe a mantilla, or a single-tier veil with a narrower width at the gather? Beading, embroidery, lace or a ribbon edge could make it more unique-looking, since you mention that as a concern about your veil candidate #2.
When I was looking for veil ideas, the following websites were really helpful: http://www.weddingveil.com/ for all of the pix of different length, tier, gathering & edging options (as in pix of all of the variations of their veils on actual people and from a variety of angles), and http://www.veilshop.com/ for their style guides and video library. I didn’t end up getting my veil from either site, but they were still super-helpful in figuring out how different veils looked and which styles suited me best.
Of course, if you really love veil #2, you should go with it & not worry about what any of us think. It’s your taste that should carry the vote for your wedding look.
Post # 11
I much prefer the second one. The first one is way too poofy and also I don’t like the sparkles on it or crystals – whatever they are.
Post # 12
I prefer the second one. Plus it sounds like you are more confortable with it too!