Post # 1
I would like your opinions. I’ve posted my dress a couple of times, but here it is for reference.
I’ve thought about a hat of some sort instead of a veil or birdcage. I expected to feel like a bride when they put a veil on with my dress in the salon, but I wasn’t feeling it… at all. I loved the dress, but it was a bit blah on me with a traditional veil. It just didn’t fit my personality. I don’t think a simple bird cage feels like my style either. I wear large brimmed hats a lot; so, it wouldn’t be out of character for me to wear a hat on my wedding day (at least for the outside ceremony.) What do you guys think?
Here are some that I’ve found.
Should I abandon the hat idea for something more traditional?
Post # 3
It might just be me but I don’t think a hat would look very bridal. Now I could be very wrong but that just isn’t my style. Maybe it would look great on you but I think a black or ivory birdcage veil with or without a fascinator would be perfect.
Post # 4
That dress will be fantastic to wear again on Kentucky derby day. Save the hat for thatousting, I’d say.
Post # 5
I am obviously very biased because I am wearing a heart-shaped fascinator for my wedding but I think that dress would look amazing with a cocktail hat or an over-the-top fascinator like in the third example.
Post # 6
I LOVE, LOVE the idea of that dress with a hat. Hat’s 1, 2 and 3 are fabulous BUT I think that Hat 2 is the best because it’s still “veil-like” with all of that netting/tulle but also completely not veil-like at the same time.
This sounds like something that is totally you, I would go for it, rock it and love it. Can’t wait to see professional photos of you with your hat!
Post # 7
Haha, it’s not going over too well, apparently.
I’m just not very traditional. My mom has been pushing for me to wear a top hat on my wedding day for years. I nixed that, not my style at all. I think #4 is my favorite with #3 at a close second.
I’ll try a birdcage before I decide for sure. If I do, what color do y’all think would look best? I’m very fair with blonde hair. I think black…
Edit: I spoke too soon. It’s about half and half right now.
Post # 8
Post # 9
@MoodyFoodie: NO. my mum wore one and has regretted it for thirty years haha. it will hide your face from lots of your guests and be awkward in photos. don’t do it! i’m sure everyone wants to see your smiling face!
Post # 10
@MoodyFoodie: If you do go the birdcage, go black, it will look stunning.
I do think that hat 4 will hide your face too much like @peonyinlove: mentioned. Pick one that will be off your face.
Post # 11
@Everdeen: @peonyinlove: I guess my shyness trickled in with the fourth one. I’d love to hide behind a big ol’ brim, but you are both right. I’d regret it, and I’d have some angry family members.
Post # 12
@MoodyFoodie: That is a gorgeous dress! I didn’t particularly love any of the options you posted but I do think a large black fascinator would look great- especially with some pumped up hair! If I had to choose one of your posted choices I would go with #3 but I’m not 100% sold since your dress seems to be more flowery than bowy….
Post # 13
@MoodyFoodie: #2 is the PERFECT match between “bridal veil” and “sexy, fashion-forward”
Post # 14
I like #1 the best because it has a wow-factor but wouldn’t cover up your face.
#2 is also gorgeous but the sheer black doesn’t look righ to me with the heavier black on your dress.
#3 is beautiful, but a bit too abstract. Plus, I think it would look odd in certain angles.
#4 has too much coverage. You’d be half hidden all day.
#5 seems a bit mature for such a fresh, modern wedding gown. I’d expect the MOB or MOG to wear that style hat.
Post # 15
That’s a stunning dress! 🙂 A black birdcage veil or a fascinator would be amazing.
Post # 16
@MoodyFoodie: Yeah, unless you are very statuesque and/or have striking, well-defined facial features, I’d skip the hat. You don’t want to look costumey – or, heaven forbid, clownish.
It sounds like you want to hide your face a bit/feel protected. Some ideas:
– Juliet caps are wonderful and could be beautiful in cream lace with black detail;
– Wear a veil over your face or wear a beautiful lace shawl that you can wrap around your head and shoulder (think 50’s movie starlet). Elie saab did shawl-like veils: