Post # 1
i had a fascinator custom-made out of my Grandma’s heirloom kimono fabric. So excited!!! it doesn’t necessarily “go” with my dress, but i just want something that will represent my Grandma in my outfit.
however, i have a dilemma.
my mother says that i MUST wear a veil because she wants me to (even though i’m not having a ceremony)… so I’m trying to figure out what would go with this AND my dress. perhaps a birdcage? thoughts?
Here is my dress, as a reference:
any ideas or “beestorming” would be greatly appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
A birdcage veil would definitely work. That’s so special that you made that out of your grandmother’s fabric. It’s so different than all of the floofy, feathery, flowery fascinators which I have seen so much of (even if they are beautiful). I can imagine it with a lovely birdcage veil, though I cannot picture it with a traditional veil. Either way, it’s great.
Post # 4
I like the birdcage idea. It’s simple and wont get in your way. Another option would be just a simple (only one layer) short or elbow length veil that you could place your fascinator on top of and wear. I think the birdcage would look best though, and be the most to blend in with your look.
Post # 5
How about an ivory-colored mantilla?
Post # 6
That fascinator is stunning! I don’t know what your personal style is like, but it seems like you will be able to wear it for many other occasions since it’s not a typical bridal one. I love it.
And I agree – a birdcage would be best. I think a regular veil would take away from the beading on the straps of the dress.
Post # 7
I know this is an old thread, but I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing where did you order your fascinator? I will be wearing a dress with elements of japanese design and I was looking around for hair decorations when I found this thread – and I absolutely LOVED your headpiece!