Stupid veil question

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
Member
3738 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@208bride:  You are correct. You’ll want to look for veils with multiple tiers or a blusher.

Post # 4
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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7664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

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
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1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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 # 9
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@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
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here is the pins I secured it with 

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