Post # 1
I am soo overwhelmed with veil choices! There are soo many different styles and cuts…ahh… 1 layer, 2 layer, 3 layer, scalloped, straight edge, pencil edge, ribbon edge, cascading, sheer, standard, full, elbow length, fingertip length, cathedral length.
The bridal shops I have been to don’t even have a big selection. I’ve mostly seen a little rack with like maybe 5 veils to try. How in the world did you pick yours?
My dress is a ballgown with the skirt being tulle. Any suggestions on what type of veil would be best? Help!!!
Post # 3
I have a similar dress, I have a cathedral length veil. I actually just got my at the thrift store and it matched my dress perfectly so I got lucky. I think cathedral length veils look amazing with ball gowns and since yours have a lot of detail on the top of it a plain one would be perfect.
Post # 4
I think a simple cathedral veil would look lovely. or if you are more daring you could go bubble veil which could look awesome with the tulle skirt!
Post # 5
Personally, I feel like if you feel like your dress is a little simple or a slimmer sillhoette, you go with something dramatic like a cathedral or chapel length veil. But since yours is dramatic in and of itself I’d choose something simpler… elbow length maybe?
Post # 6
I narrowed things down based on what I hated…I don’t like super long cathedral type veils so I knew that was out, I don’t veils with lace on the edges, so that was out too, but also didn’t like unfinished edges. Can’t stand veils like Kate Middleton’s either that just laid flat on your head.
So I wound up with an elbow length veil with a thin satin trim, and major, major volume (it’s huge, it’s almost 80s looking but I LOVE it) to mimic the fullness at the bottom of my dress (I have a mermaid). I also opted for a a blusher, because I tend to be old fashioned/traditional and I liked that element.
I’m also kind of plain so there’s no beading, crystals, etc on it.
Post # 7
Seaside –I’m with you in your thinking. I’m leaning towards simple and I have been drawn to the satin ribbon edging. I don’t like the raw cut either.
I just can’t decide on 1 layer or 2 layer. I’m not going for the blusher look as I have a 1 year old daughter and in my early 30s. I think I’m already pushing it wearing a big ballgown at my age ha ha. I also know I want to wear the veil on the top of my head and not down in the back of my head like coming out of a bun as I have seen some ladies wear. Does that make a difference in what type of veil I should lean towards?
Any ladies have pictures of their veil with a ballgown dress?
Post # 8
@jolie0119: What you want sounds like what I want too. I am a ball gown wearer, and was thinking a cathedral 2 or 3 tier with the volume at top as well. I’ll be interested to see if anyone posts a pic!
Post # 9
I do love the look of the cathedral veil! But I thought it would be too much for me? I don’t know I’m soo indecisive. The dress I got is the first one I tried on at this bridal shop and a stupid veil I can’t decide on geesh!
This pic is beautiful…..