Post # 1
I am wearing my mother’s cathedral length, mantilla veil for my winter wedding. It’s really beautiful, but I don’t love the style of wearing it directly over the top of my head. It was originally on a headpiece (my parents were married in the 70s, and that was the style then), but we took the veil off of the headpiece.
I plan on wearing my hair up, and need to figure out exactly what i’m going to do with the veil. I was hoping there was some way of giving it a little poof, or a more modern flair, but it is incredible long (about 5 feet behind me on the ground). Anyone have any ideas? The veil does not have a blusher, fyi.
Post # 3
First of all, I just want to say how awesome that veil sounds. Im a HUGE fan of Mantilla but they are so expensive! Instead of having it on the top of your head, you might prefer this falling off the back look. Here are a few pictures I found:
Post # 4
I know this isn’t the best picture, but you can see that I had my mantilla back a little but. I hope this helps!
Post # 5
thanks! those pictures are great. I really like how it looks sitting back more. But if I wear it like that, how do you attach it and make sure its secure? Right now, my veil is just the veil- no clips or combs- so I’m going to have to add those to it and I dont want to feel like its going to fall off.
Post # 6
Go to a craft store and pick up a metal comb. With the comb you could add some pouf by bunching the veil and secruing the comb, if you like it without pouf simply attach the comb under the veil, voila! secure. (I have also read you can attach the veil to your head with bobby pins….I like the security of the comb, more grippy!
Post # 7
so how did you wea your veil in the end? I also have a veil simular to this and no idea how to wear. I hope you can help.
Thank you 🙂
Post # 8
@mrsrice2be: I ended up getting very lucky. My mother-in-law had a comb she had worn when she got married. She gave it to me and we had my mother’s veil attached to it. During the ceremony the officiant actually mentioned that I was wearing my mother’s veil and MIL’s comb– it was pretty cool. Maybe one day there will be a granddaughter who will want to wear them!
Here are some pictures (please disregard my husband’s smushed nose which he decided to ram into my face and thus make this picture more humorous than romantic):
Post # 9
@winterwedding10 i love your dress OMG. what dress is it? ofcos the veil was beautiful but the dress wuhooo
Post # 10
@check xb thanks! it’s Legends by Romona Keveza L196.