(Closed) Newbie… Veil help please!

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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 # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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 # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think cathedral is the way to go!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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?

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