(Closed) The age old debate: Veil or birdcage??

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Veil or birdcage?
    Chapel length Veil : (37 votes)
    74 %
    Birdcage : (13 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
    2971 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i don’t really have any thoughts one way or the other because i’m going thru the same thing!

    my dress is similar to yours (it’s allure c182) and i’ve been going back and forth on what veil i should wear- i’m torn between a fingertip-length mantilla or a birdcage. i had been wanting a birdcage veil for a long time- until everyone and their dog started wearing them. but when i picked out my dress, i tried it on with a mantilla and it brought tears to my eyes, so i’ve been set on that for the last 5 months.

    however, i want to have my back/shoulders covered for the ceremony-totally opposite of you, hah. and i’m having a hard time finding a shrug/bolero (that’s not sheer) that won’t “compete” with a mantilla. so now i’m wondering if maybe a birdcage veil would be a better way to go….it’s such tough decision!


    Post # 4
    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2007

    I actually like both looks so it’s very hard for me to decide.  I decided to vote for the veil though because I’m more of a traditional kind of girl.  I don’t think you’ll go wrong either way. 

    Post # 5
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I vote birdcage. The dress has a lacey vintage look and would go well with a birdcage.

    The right type of birdcage would really compliment it in my opinion; the longer veil would compete with the gown rather than complement it.

    Post # 6
    139 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    May be the cathedral veil for the ceremony and the bird cage for the reception.

    Post # 7
    9618 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    i vote veil ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    It depends on how you feel with either.  I’ve tried on a birdcage, but it’s just too much with my glasses and I don’t like the way it looked on me.  You really should try them on to decide.  Maybe post pictures here?

    Post # 9
    11290 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @francescatatiana:  Your dress is gorgeous. I voted for chapel length, but that’s just my personal taste.

    Post # 10
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I voted veil but both would work ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 11
    607 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I LOVE your dress, so pretty!  I vote for a veil.  It’s so classic and will stay in style.  While a birdcage is “classic vintage”, I think it’s also trendy right now and the trend will wear off after a few years and it might look outdated. A veil is much more sleek and will never go out of style!

    Post # 13
    5269 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2016

    Oh I have this problem!!! I ordered Allure 8764 in white:) I love the back of mine and think a sheer single layer cathedral veil would look good and then maybe a birdcage pushed to the side for the reception:) 

    Post # 14
    23636 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I also vote for chapel length, but I’ve never been a birdcage gal. Definitely preference.

    Post # 16
    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I completely understand your dilemma. I was there, too.

    When I got engaged in 2010, I was ALL about the romantic birdcage (the tulle one with the little hat and flowers on it from DB)–but then I realized I am a much more traditional person. That birdcage would have looked better with a knee-length wedding dress on me. When I tried on my dress with the veil, I completely changed my mind. I’m getting a mantilla veil and my seamstress who made my gown is applying the lace for my veil! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am much happier and it matches my style + personality so much better.

    I was concerned about my back not showing through a veil, but I think it will be just fine. I think the bride’s face should be the showcase, not necessarily the dress or veil. Best wishes!

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