(Closed) Runaway veil

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I have heard of people using fishing "sinkers" sewn to the ends of their veil to hold it down. That’s probably what I will do (getting married on the beach). I have also heard of people actually attaching the bottom edge of their veil to their dress with snaps or hooks and eyes.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

nope.

Sorry to tell you, you just have to go with the wind.  It was the only thing about our wedding day that was less than exactly what I planned…and you know what, it was such a surprise element and made for some kickin’ fun pictures.

Enjoy the moment.  Just make sure you get some formals with your veil on in case it becomes too much and you end up taking it off.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I have heard the suggestion about fishing weights too.  You can pick them up places like Walmart in the sporting goods section.  They can be clamped to the edge of the veil.  I would suggest painting them white though so you don’t see them.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

If it were anything other than a cathedral veil, I would agree with Corn and say run with it. But that’s a lot of veil to be blowing around. I actually saw veil weights the other day, so you might want to try them out: http://www.baltazor.com/bridalnotion.html

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Worker bee

What happened to the old fashioned way of just draping it over your arm and holding it for a bit? That can also make for a gorgeous picture.
 
 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I should point out that I DID have a cathedral lengh veil, so I do know what I am talking about…and I just don’t think that weights would have helped the situation.  my fear is that you are walking down the aisle, the wind picks up, and your veil either ballons out behind you like a sail, or the weights don’t weigh enough and you end up taking out someone’s eye.

Definitely practice this one ahead of time!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think the weights on that website are actually to be sewn into your train (or draperies, it says). They are going to show in your veil, and since they are lead they will also leave grey marks on the netting or lace.  I would try to find some little white weights, if you go that route.  Maybe you can dip them in enamel, or spray paint them.

And Mrs. Corn, you’re so right, my mother always used to say that it’s only fun until somebody loses an eye. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I don’t think weights will look right , they are going to have the veil pull and bunch in awkward ways. I would used tiny snaps to attach the veil to the train of your dress , this way you can easily remove it for those oh so lovely photos later with your veil blowing in the breeze without taking out the entire bridal party. We use to do this for stage productions to avoid having girls rip off eachothers hair coverings while moving about and it worked well. Good luck!!

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