Post # 1
I have, ya know, MONTHS to figure this out but for whatever reason, it’s my current fixation, now that I have my dress ordered!
So, when I started dress shopping, I figured I wouldn’t wear a veil at all. When I tried on my dream dress, I asked to try it with a short and simple veil and my heart skipped a beat. But now I’m thinking that I want to wear a chapel or cathedral length veil with my dress.
Here’s the catch: this is my second wedding, and I’m in my 30s. I know that etiquette rules are more relaxed, and I don’t *think* anyone in my family would raise an eyebrow, but I wonder if it would be weird for me to wear such a long veil? I really loved wearing a veil for my first wedding…I didn’t take it off the entire time! It was the only thing I really loved about my appearance that day. (I hated my dress.) So I’m getting my heart set on a romantic, long veil.
If y’all think it’s OK to wear a veil, would a simple, cathedral-length veil work with my dress? I’m thinking of getting a single tier, 72″ wide veil so it’s not too full. I’m attaching pictures of my dress, short and long veil examples, and also the bouquet inspiration so y’all have an idea. I’m not sure about what kind of hair accessory I want…in the picture, I have a large flower in my hair but I think it’s too big. I might go with a pearl & crystal comb worn on the side of a low, soft updo.
Thanks for any input/advice!
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Post # 3
I think the dress would be beautiful and would look great with the cathedral length veil.
Post # 4
First of all I love your dress – it looks amazing. I like the long veil vs the short. The short one I’m afraid might make you look matronly. The long one is beautiful!
Post # 5
Your dress is breathtaking!!!!!!! It looks amazing on you, and so classic, polished, sexy and romantic!!! STUNNING! I really love the cathedral with your dress, in my opinion it would flow nicely and continue the dramatic romantic feel 🙂
Post # 6
I think ANY bride can rock a veil, encore or otherwise. Just because you’ve been married before doesn’t make this any less of a “wedding” or make you any less of a “bride”… I say go for it!
I also voted for the cathedral length veil. I think the longer veil suits the lines of your dress better because of your straps especially. I think with a shorter veil you’ll have too much competing for attention around your shoulders/bust line… whereas a longer veil will drape beautifully behind that gorgeous dress IMHO.
Post # 7
2nd wedding or not, it’s still your wedding and you should wear what you feel most beautiful in! I personally like the cathedral veil and if that’s what you love then I say go for it! 🙂
Post # 8
I ended up ordering a lace-edge cathedral length veil last weekend. I’m SO excited!! I ordered it from a different salon than the one I ordered my dress from, so I haven’t been able to try them on together. Well, and the sample of the veil with the lace I wanted was only in fingertip length. So today I went back to the salon that has my dress and tried it on with a veil similar to the one that I ordered. The shape of the lace on my veil is a little different, and the lace on mine is beaded, but it gave me a pretty good idea of how my veil will look with my dress!
Here’s the fingertip length version of the veil I ordered:
And here’s my dress with a similar lace-edged cathedral length veil:
Post # 9
Gorgeous! Congrats! It looks fantastic. 🙂
Post # 10
ohhhh, I think a cathedral length super sheer would look AMAZING with that dress, and on you. Classic and romantic. Definitely do it!