My ridiculous veil journey…

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My veil journey.

bought this when i was wearing the watters lasara:

then i had a few dress changes along the way and bought a longer veil:

then i wanted a shorter veil to wear after the ceremony because i thought i wanted to wear a veil all night long.  i later sold this because i wanted my shorter veil to be silk tulle rather than regular tulle.

i ended up wearing just one veil.  this one is slightly longer than the other long sara gabriel veil and how i was wearing it, i wanted it to hit just slightly longer than my train.

i have another veil i made with just regular tulle.  it was a practice run for the fingertip length silk tulle veil i was going to make myself but i ran out of time and never got around to it.  i also bought several yards of alencon lace to add the the veils but that too never happened because i ran out of time.

i also started off with no veil and just a ribbon headband.  these items are still sitting brand new in my closet.

Post # 4
3697 posts
Sugar bee

@Sunshine09:  I’m wearing a long and fairly heavy (as in, four tier cathedral length) veil for the ceremony, and then ditching it for the reception and, I think, replacing it with just a fascinator (although I considered going with a shorter veil for the reception). Maybe that would be an option for you? The longer veils are stunning, but they are also heavy and unwieldy. You wouldn’t want to wrangle a cathedral-length veil at the reception all night, and my sister mentioned that she got a headache from wearing her (longish) veil all day. Switching to your short one for the party might be a nice way of getting some use from both of them, having a veil in all your pics, and staying reasonably comfortable.

PS – I also had quite the adventure with veils – started off with a short one, changed my mind … I posted the whole roller coaster here:

The Saga of the Veil, or Should You Buy From

Post # 5
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m wearing a short, elbow length veil because my dress has great decorations on the back and I wanted them visible.  Plus, I like poufy veils and shorter ones pouf more 🙂

Post # 6
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I thought I was going to get a elbow length veil but looking at pics of me with it on in my first dress, I didnt like it, it seemed 2 cut me off. Im already very short (5 ft) and I was wearing a cathedral train wedding dress. It didnt look right. So I thought about longer veils. I thought I was going to get a 2 tier cathedral finished edge veil but I ended up doing a dress change and getting a 1 tier cathedral raw cut edge veil. My new dress length is chapel train but I still wanted the illusion of having a long dress, plus I love the pics of brides in the long veils!!! I got my veil from ebay for $11!!! 

Post # 7
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am so sad about my veil. I never even wanted a veil, actually. I wanted a lace sheath dress with a flower in my hair. Then I wound up with a taffeta a-symmetrical trumpet gown, and the 2nd veil the consultant put on me matched it perfectly. It was fingertip length with satin edging that perfectly matched the dress, and tiny little crystals scattered throughout. I loved that veil so, so much. My dress and veil are stored at my dad and step-mom’s house, and I went there to try on my dress for my mom who lives out of state but was here visiting. When we got there, we discovered that the veil was ruined. I think one of my nieces must have wanted to look at the dress because the veil got zipped up in the bag and it was beyond repair – totally ruined. I was so upset. My step-mom went on a mission to find me a new one but the closed thing she could find anywhere was a 2-tier with clusters of crystals (instead of individuals) and a thinner satin ribbon trim. They altered it for her and took off the 2nd tier so it would be closer to the original. I’m really appreciative that she went to all of that trouble, and I feel really stupid about being so upset about a piece of fabric, but it still bothers me because I never wanted one, and I loved that 1st one so much and now I can’t have it. 🙁

Post # 8
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’ve wondered about those Michael’s veils!  Could the quality really be that much worse/does it really matter for veils that you might find in a nice wedding shop??

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