Post # 1
I’m starting to research veils online and I never realized there were so many options.
How many “tiers” do you think most people go with? Is a 2-tier look classic?
Tell me what you’re going with and how you decided…
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I have no idea what I’ll actually end up wearing, but I’m thinking probably a 2-tier. For some reason, when I think of 1-tier veils, I kind of feel like they’re missing something. 2 just seems right to me. Of course, I could change my mind by the time I actually end up getting one!
Post # 4
I’m interested to see the input on this one. I had always been adamant that I’d be veil-free since I’m kind of hung up on the sexist symbolism of having your dad lift up the veil to “reveal” you to your fiance. But I was convinced by friends and mother that it’s glorious in photos and there’s no other time in your life when you can wear a veil, so I figure I can handle a veil low on the back of my head that drops straight down my back. So now I know nothing about veils but I guess I need to figure out what I want.
Post # 5
I voted N/A because I wore two different veils on my wedding day.
At my ceremony I wore a single tier, angel cut veil with beading. It came to about my calf length.
Then, for pictures and part of my reception I wore my Grandmother’s wedding veil which was two tiers, in lace. I loved that I got to wear her veil!
I think you should go try some on and you will quickly find out what you like….
Post # 6
I voted 1, mine was a drop/circle veil.
Post # 7
I’m wearing a 2T beaded…elbow or fingertip. Possibly with rhinestones as well.
Post # 8
I had a two-tier veil. It was angel cut (the material cascades into a tapered point), about mid-thigh length. I wanted the two-tier so that I could have a blusher for my walk down the aisle. I think number of tiers is directly related to fullness. The more tiers, the fuller the veil (although you can get very full one-tier veils; see veils of the 90s). Even if you don’t wear the blusher over your face, you get a “layered” look in the back with a two-tier, whereas a single tier is a more streamlined look IMO.
Post # 9
I also voted one. It’s a drop veil with fingertip length in front and cathedral in the back but when the front is throwed back I suppose it is a two layer then 😀
Post # 10
I like the look of a two tiered veil (especially with a delicate edging). I think more than two tiered starts to travel into the land of too much puff (which, if that is the look you are going for, is great). I also like the simple look of the mantilla esque or simple drop veils that are one tier.
My veil is a two tier veil that I’ll wear for the ceremony, and swap out for a birdcage veil for the reception.
Post # 11
Mine is a 2 tier elbow length veil. I went with the 2 tier because I liked that they were a little fuller feeling.
Post # 12
I don’t plan on doing the whole “covering my face” bit b/c it’s just not for me. However, I liked the look of the flower and the veil combo. I will be wearing mine at the back of my head with some sort of bun I haven’t decided on yet. It’s a fingertip length b/c I am hoping for a nice breeze to give it some lift during photos
Post # 13
mine is a 1T with simple beading along the edge to match my dress, it is fingertip length and I will be taking it off after the first dances 🙂
Post # 14
I had to vote NA because it’s actually 6 layers. It’s my mom’s veil and it’s huge. It’s attached to a lace covered cap right now, very 1976, but we’re reworking it onto a comb. I’ll wear it for the ceremony/pictures and then change into a lace headband.
Post # 15
i wasnt going to wear one too but for all the reasons above. plus my MIL wanted me to wear one. i really liked the long drop veils cuz they look so romantic
Post # 16
My viel is being hand-sewn for me using the lace from my mother’s and FMIL’s dresses. I’m so lucky.
My viel will have a face cover, so when pulled back it’ll “turn into” a 2-tier viel.