(Closed) I want a big dramatic veil- show me yours!!

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Here’s mine 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Double post.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Can you wear sometihng like this with your hair down??

 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

All these long veils are making me want to change my fingertip for a cathedral!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Fingertip? Cathedral? I know nothing about veils. TEACH ME I’M YOUNG AND CLUELESS!!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I wore a four-tier lace-edged cathedral veil with my hair down.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@Chrysoberyl: Fingertip – a veil that reaches to about mid-thigh length. The next-shortest would be “elbow length,” the next-longest would be “waltz-length” (roughly knee-to-mid-calf-length).

A cathedral veil is one that extends behind you with a train. You also have chapel-length, which extends behind you with a pretty short train (2-3 feet). If you look at my photograph up above, the first layer on the floor (the most opaque layer) is chapel-length. That’s the train of my gown overlaid by one of the tiers of the veil. The longer layers of the veil extending behind me are cathedral length.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

Yeah, it can be super confusing! From what I’ve seen, waltz-length is not all that common, and for a while I was mixing up elbow and fingertip too! Basically, though, if you hold your arm down at your side, it becomes clear: most people’s elbows are roughly in line with their waists, and most of the time your longest finger reaches to about the middle of your thigh. Re. waltz-length not being very common these days, it seems like most women either want something short and light, in the elbow-fingertip range, or all the way to the floor and beyond. Also, there’s no hard-and-fast definition for most of the lengths, and it depends on people’s height and proportions, etc.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I was convinced I wanted fingertip length so as not to be in the way and have to maneuver it all night… then I kept watching SYTTD and everytime they “jack ’em up” they do long, gorgeous veils… now I’m re-thinking my veil stance.

Oh, and originally when I started planning I didn’t even want a veil, LOL

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Chrysoberyl:  I never remember what the length names mean (unless it’s fingertip LOL) so I have this saved on my computer:

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