Post # 1
Oh talk me down…! I was looking online for an old and cheap veil to perhaps deconstruct to make something new with. I was planning on a tulle birdcage style with a side floral and pearl comb. Already have the comb, only need a little tulle. Figured I might find something to use on tulle edging for my dress bodice too and who knows what else. BUt seriously I wa NOT looking for anything to replace my idea.
Then I found this. Vintage, blue, with bows. CUTE!! And not too expensive either. My shoes will be blue… hmmmm. Tell me how it does not go w/my dress?! Please. I’m trying to be DIY and thrifty here. I spent a DOLLAR on my floral comb and it’s gorgeous and will spend a couple bucks more on tulle. That was the plan.
Okay so I know I can wear anything I want but surely my previous choices/plan is better? This is just soooo damn cute!
My dress (Not sweetheart yet but will be so this is my altered photo):
Post # 3
It is a cute veil and I love your dress, but I wouldn’t do it. I, personally, don’t think it goes toghether, but depending on your personality and the look you are going for, you might be able to pull it off. I know I wouldn’t be able to. Maybe you could get a reception dress to wear it with, instead.
Post # 4
@noritake22: thank you. I need to hear that! LOL! I won’t wear a reception dress though. I love my dress and want to wear it all day. 🙂
The veil is only $30, but my DIY veil will cost me about $10. FI (who is not suupposed to be “looking” at my outfit stuff, her request) looked over when I squealed and was all “get it! It’s cute! and your shoes are going to be blue, right!?”
She’s always a bad bad influence with me and shopping!
Even when I pointed out that my shoes are mostly hidden. Well until I sit down (she says)…
But really, it’s more of a 50’s tea length dress kind of thing.. right?
Now I want to make one like that. Hell, I would make one in a darker color and maybe wear it with a vintage outfit. Green? With velvet bows? I’m such a vintage freak.
Post # 5
Well, since you asked us to talk you down… hehe…
Sorry but I really don’t care for it. The way that it covers the back of your head, and the bows as well, look very odd to me. I agree that it doesn’t really go with your overall look. I’m all for a vintage look though! I bet you’ll be able to DIY something totally fab. Hope you didn’t mind the brutal honesty, and good luck finding (or crafting) your perfect veil! 🙂
Post # 6
You are very welcome. And you are correct, “50’s tea length dress kind of thing”.
I think you could totally make a green one with velvet bows and it would look darling, but with a different dress. And I know if you made it yourself, it would also cost less.
I am also a “vintage freak”, so I know exactly where you are coming from 🙂
Post # 7
@littlemissmango: I love the brutal honesty! And honestly, FI doesn’t have a lot of fashion sense. She just likes to say “yes” to my “oooooh, I want!” !! Love her for that but she doesn’t know much about what “goes” with what. 😉 So thanks.
@noritake22: So nice to find another “vintage freak” who gets it. My mom thinks I’m crazy for loving all the stuff she and my grandma wore ages ago. Just like I would be baffled if my kids wanted acid washed jeans and big teased hair, I guess. lol. I am determined to figure out how to make a veil hat like that (well, after the wedding) to go with some of my vintage style dresses though!! Seriously, while I can’t often wear genuine vintage since I’m a modern 14/16, I grab everything I can with a vintage feel and lately I’ve been on a roll with finding vintage style 30’s esque mary janes. Lots of dresses with a 30’s and 40’s cut too, which really works for my figure. I have brown mary janes now and black suede ones with a fancy flower button and tiny bit of patent leather trim, plus the vintage ivory shoes I found that I plan to dye blue and use for the wedding.
I just love it and wish I could sew so I could make my own. I always say I was born in the wrong time period for sure. If I could, I’d be the crazy lady dressed to the nines daily in a dress, low heeled mary janes, hat, and gloves! Problem is I can’t sew and I’m usually too pressed for time when school is in session so I end up in whatever is clean (i.e. some sort of cargo pant and t-shirt combo with birkenstocks or clogs or whatever!) :::sigh:::
Post # 8
I think it is cute but agree it does not go with your dress at all.
I also should add that your kids may soon come home with acid washed jeans and big hair – the 80s are back! I saw an acid washed stretch denim mini skirt while shopping this weekend and am seeing big hair and neon colors everywhere. While I’m not on board with the acid wash (yet) I do love some neon colors!
Post # 9
I agree with the others, it’s an adorable veil, but it doesn’t work with your dress. Even though you have blue shoes, the shoes are going to be covered for the most part so now you’ll just be wandering around in a blue veil. I think it would look funny. It really would be best with a little tea length dress when you could show off the matching shoes. I say stick to your DIY plan. I think a little white veil would be perfect.
Post # 10
@slicey19: Oh wow… you know I do remember seeing something sort of acid washed when shopping last week. Eeek! I don’t want any of it to come back, honestly, but that’s typical of each generation huh?
@bakerella: You are right and I’m off the ledge now. 😉 I am going to go with a tulle version of the birdcage, most likely.
Post # 11
What about a white birdcage veil with some sort of blue accent? Adding a blue flower, or a white flower with blue crystals in the centre or even a few blue feathers could be a more subtle hint of something blue.
Flowers like this are really easy to make – google organza flowers for heaps of tutorials.
My friend wore an awesome black birdcage veil with a large white flower and peacock feathers… Her dress had a black sash so it matched perfectly.
Post # 12
i like it but i think it would go better if your dress was shorter. like if you could actually see your blue shoes peeking out from your dress.
Post # 13
I say go for it, it is beautiful and unexpected… If you are worried about it matching your dress add a blue ribbon to your wast, i really think it would be awesome
Post # 14
I agree with @snuggly. Maybe you could include just one element of this veil into your DIY version. The blue veil is unique, but, as others said, doesn’t go well with your dress. Good luck!
Post # 15
Another fun idea – if you really want something genuinely vintage, you could add a vintage brooch to your birdcage veil… even a blue one! Or you could have a hint of blue in your fascinator and a vintage blue brooch on your dress. Here’s a cute one to start that could easily attach to a DIY veil.
Post # 16
I think it’d be cute for the reception, as a way to change-up your look and make it look different from the ceremony…