Post # 1
I am new to weddingbee… just got engaged and we’re planning the wedding for July!
This weekend I went dress shopping, and after five stores and probably forty dresses, I found my dream dress: Melissa Sweet “Eze.” Yay! The sales lady thought a cathedral length veil (two feet past the end of my dress) was the best choice. First, she said since I’m small, a fingertip might cut me in half. Secondly, she felt that since the dress has a lot of detail in the middle, a fingertip might distract from the dress. I’m having second thoughts though, and I’m also wondering if two inches past the end of my dress was too long…
What does everyone else think would look good for my dress?
Post # 3
CATHEDRAL VEIL!~ I would have to more then agree! I think a cathedral veil would give that dress an even more romantic look! LOVE the dress btw 😉
Post # 4
Welcome to the hive! Do you happen to have any pictures of the back of the dress? Does your dress have a train? I kind of agree with what she said about the fingertip veil but I’m not convinced cathedral is the way to go. I’m not usually a proponent of the birdcage veil but I think, with this dress, birdcage would look great. I think I need to see the back.
Post # 5
First off I love your dress!
I agree that a fingertip would distract from your dress. I think a cathedral length would make your dress look very romantic (if that’s what you’re going for) if you want something a little different then I would go with a birdcage, I think it would look great with your dress.
Post # 6
Thanks everyone for your thoughts. Sadly, I don’t have personal pictures of the back of my dress, since I haven’t received my size yet and there are massive clamps in my pictures. The picture on the website is tiny, but I found this one online:
Post # 7
OK, got it. I think a cathedral veil would definitely work but a birdcage veil would work too. I think if you’re looking for a more traditional and classic look, go cathedral. If you want something a little more fun and funky, go birdcage. It depends on what kind of overall look you’re going for.
Post # 8
I would stay away from an overdramatic veil (such as cathedral for example) because the dress is relatively simple. I would go with a fingertip length too (try it on!!), because the breaking points are your waist and your knee (given the mermaid silhouette). The woman of the bridal shop, if she were afraid of the gown cutting your figure, should have advised you against a gown with a big sasch and flower. I think it’s absolutely great on you because you are proportionate so you will have no problem with a fingertip length veil IMHO.
Since you are small, I think you should use a veil that isn’t very wide (don’t get a 72 or a 108) but do get a gathered one (because the dress has rouches.
You could also go with a bubble veil, but avoid a birdcage with a long dress. Because of the fabric of your dress youmight want to check into organza veils
Post # 9
Oh my gosh- I LOVE your dress!!! I think the cathedral will totally work. And if it’s the one you have on in the pic- it’s sheer enough that it won’t obscure the lovely draping in the back of the dress.
Congrats on finding THE dress!
Post # 10
I think a very sheer cathedral with razor cut edges would be lovely. But try on several veils with the dress and go with what you like best.
Post # 11
Thank you so much everyone! I am going to go back to the bridal salon with my bridesmaids and try the different styles. I think I was just soooo overwhelmed after finding MY DRESS 🙂 that picking the veil was overwhelming. I am sooo horrible at making decisions!
Post # 12
Personally I have a lot of detailing in the middle of my gown buuut I really love the look/feel of a fingertip length. I say if you’re sweating it go ahead and try both on with the gown- that way you realllly feel like you’re making an informed decision. :o)
Post # 13
I think cathedral is the way to go!
Post # 14
I think a birdcage veil would look absolutely stunning with that dress. Your dress is so beautiful and dramatic that I think a long veil would sort of take away from it.
Post # 15
Wow…I have the exact *same* dress and have been having so much trouble picking out a veil! The consultant totally had me convinced that a simple, 41″ veil was the way to go…or a cathedral length one. That said, I’m not wild about either.
Do you guys think something like this could conceivably work?