Post # 1
I’d like to know what kind of veils you are wearing with your dress. At first I didn’t care, and considered just borrowing an elbow length one from my friend, but now I see how dramatic an entrance it can make. My dress is all duchess satin and has a sweep train. I was thinking of getting a chapel length veil. Would that be too much since I’m only 5’1"? My other question was whether to embellish the veil or not. I like the Mantilla lace veils but I don’t know if that would match the gown or not.
What is everyone else doing?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2007 - St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Church, Ritz Carlton Huntington Hotel
I had a 2 tier chapel length veil with thin ribbon edging. My dress had a chapel length train. I took my cues from the specifics of my dress. My dress was all lace with a satin sash, so I had one tier that was kind of near the sash to make it pop, and the second tier so it went near the end of my train. Edging and embellishments depend on how embellished your dress is — you usually want to do an inverse ratio (heavily embellished dress/simple veil and vice versa).
Is it possible to go to the bridal shop and try on veils with your dress? It doesn’t commit you to actually buying one, but it’s very helpful to see what they look like. I swore I’d end up with a drop veil or a cut edge veil, but I got the ribbon edge because it helped to pick up the detailing in my dress better.
Post # 4
I am wearing a floor-length mantilla veil. My dress is a silk charmeuse halter with a small train. There is no embellishment on the gown whatsoever, so the mantilla looks appropriate.
I agree with the previous poster in that a simple gown should have a more dramatic veil… and a heavily beaded gown looks best with a plain veil. Hope that helps!
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel
I have a semi-cathedral train (which by the way, drives me INSANE- make up your MIND!), and I have two fingertip length two-tier veils. Most of my embellishment is on my train, trailing from the waist down to the very hem. I was told to get a shorter veil (I wanted cathedral) so it doesn’t fiddle with my train. I guess I’m okay with that. 🙂
Post # 6
oh i went nuts over my veil as well. took me FOREVER to settle on it. my dress has lots of embellishments on it and i want to wear my veil all night long, so i knew it had to be relatively short. but i still love those pictures with long veils blowing in the wind, so i wanted it long enough to do that too. i finally settled on a 51" fingertip veil, longer than the usual 42" fingertip length. it’s very sheer so it won’t compete with the dress for attention at all.
i think since your dress is a sweep train, you can definitely get your drama from a cathedral length veil. it’s not too much at all, my best friend is 4’11" and 5’1" with heels, and hers looked fabulous. she had a drop veil.
i got my veil from http://www.occanseydesigns.com. kathy was fabulous and it was at a great value!
Post # 7
My dress has a semi- cathedral train and I am wearing a fingertip, 2-tiered veil that has pearls scattered throughout. It also came with a headband that matches my dress and the veil. I bought it from http://www.weddingveil.com and highly recommend them. They have all lengths and styles and my whole order, shipping and all, came to less than 100 bucks! Good Luck!!
Post # 8
I bought my veil pretty hastily, and now I wonder if I made the right choice.
I am wearing a very gittery ballgown that speaks numbers for itself so I got an elbow length one that is embellished with subtle jewl trim around it.