Post # 1
Sorry for my ignorance.
Do single-layer veils not go over your face? I want my veil to go over my face, so … do I have to order a two-tier or more? Or one that specifically says “blusher” as well?
How do I pick the best length to complement my dress? It’s a lace ballgown with a semi-cathedral length train. The back is a simple pearl button-up.
Thanks in advance, bees!
Post # 3
@208bride: You are correct. You’ll want to look for veils with multiple tiers or a blusher.
Post # 4
I wore a drop veil and it went over my face. It’s basically a giant circle or oval layer over the head and secured with pretty hairpins. It still went over my face and folded back when it was supposed too.
Can we see your dress? It’s helpful to see it for recommendations on veil length.
Post # 5
If you want a two layer veil, with a layer that goes over your face, the layer which goes over your face is called a blusher.
A single layer veil which also covers your face is known as a drop veil. This veil has a comb about half way back, so you can secure the veil half over your face, and half behind your head.
For example, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, wore a drop veil on her wedding day.
Post # 6
Correct. You’ll want a two (or three, or four) layer veil for a blusher. A circle or drop veil is another option – it’s one big piece of tulle that you can use as a blusher and then flip back. A lot of veils will be two layers but won’t specifically say they have blushers. Just be sure the shorter layer isn’t too long – typically you don’t want it longer than your elbows
As far as how to tell what length looks best, I really think you just need to try some on with your dress (or the sample). Or, do what I did and make your own veil and just keep cutting until the length looks good.
Post # 7
@tksjewelry: Thanks! I think I’m going to look into this drop veil thing. I want to wear my hair half up and the down part curled. Here’s my gown:
Post # 8
And I’m going to be wearing a pearl sash and a simple strand of pearls.
Post # 9
@208bride: that’s beautiful! A cathedral drop veil would be perfect with your dress. You could go raw edge or lace edge. If you want a raw edge veil, don’t bother buying one. Make it. It would cost you maybe five dollars worth of tulle. I got my hairpins from glamgal.com.
Post # 10
Here is the pins I secured it with