Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Okay, how many of your are/were two veil brides?
I can’t get it out of my head how much FUN it’d be to have one for the ceremony, and another for the reception!
How will you/did you do this without busting your budget? (DIY, Etsy, something borrowed, etc.)
Post # 3
I plan on wearing two different veils 🙂 I will wear a tradational veil for the ceremony and a birdcage veil for the reception. I would just wear the birdcage the whole time, but I don’t want to regret not wearing a more tradational veil, so I’ll just do both since I LOVE birdcage veils!
I will be getting my tradational veil from ebay ( I just want something really simple) and for my birdcage, here is my inspiration. I may make it myself but more then likely I will turn to ebay for the birdcage as well.
Post # 4
I’m a veil and flower person. I found a flower on Etsy for my reception for $15. And I’m making my veil for under $5. So it’s working out for me!
Post # 5
I also love the traditional veil for the ceremony and a birdcage for the reception. I already made my traditional veil (it’s a simple elbow length 2 layer veil with pink ribbon trim) which only cost like $6 to make (and an afternoon of lazy sewing to attach the ribbon). I’m going to take a stab at the birdcage next weekend but we’ll see how it goes….
Post # 6
I am doing a birdcage veil for some of my bridal portraits and a cathedral length veil with a blusher for the ceremony. For the reception I am just doing a feather in my hair with no veil…
Post # 7
I’m doing a traditional veil for the ceremony (borrowed from my MOH) and a birdcage for the reception (DIY).
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony: Catholic Church, Reception: Hotel Ballroom
So, I’m a veil and flower bride. I’m still waiting on the flower to arrive so I can test out the look, but I’m hoping it works! My veil is double-tier (cathedral length with a blusher) that I got from an etsy seller for $40! It looks great. I’m planning on wearing the blusher for the ceremony only, and the cathedral length for pictures. I will take both out for the reception, and wear only the flower then. I’m contemplating wearing the flower the whole day, but don’t know if it will be "too much" with the veil or if you won’t even be able to see it. Time will tell! I guess you could say I was a little indecisive.
Post # 9
I can’t decide what length of veil to wear for the wedding itself, but for pictures I am wearing a fingertip length and a chapel length.
Post # 10
And the second half of the post, I’m going to try and get veils off ebay or etsy. Haven’t decided that yet either.
Post # 11
this thread is making me want to be a 2 veil bride!
Post # 12
I will prob wear a birdcage for the ceremony and either nothing or a simple fascinator for the reception.
Post # 13
I was a two-veil bride (but sort of by default).
I got my veil when I got my dress. Shortly after, I was at my grandmother’s house and she showed me her veil and I really wanted to wear it. It was my "something old".
So I wore my angel-cut beaded calf-length veil for the ceremony – then switched into grandma’s veil for some pictures and part of the reception. It’s so great to have a picture of me and my grandmother at my wedding wearing her veil!
Even the guests noticed and commented on it. I did switch them out again because I didn’t want to put too much stress/wear/tear on it (it was very delicate).
Have fun with the veil – it’s just an accessory and I bet you can find a really cool one online/etsy/ebay or even in your family!
Post # 14
Try etsy! I got my birdcage veil for $19 from Brenda’s Bridal Veils etsy shop
Post # 15
i’m using a cathedral-length Isaac Mizrahi one for photos – which i bought off Target.com for $6, and a shorter fingertip length one for the ceremony/reception – which is a gift from my wedding dressmaker.
HOWEVER, both these veils have some white edging which i don’t like, so i’m considering buying a couple of yards of tulle and DIYing one.
Eeeeeek 3 veil bride!
Post # 15
I am wearing 2 veils: a cathdral length with a silver, beaded trim for the ceremony, and a fingertip lace veil for the reception. I DO think it is a little ridiculous when a bride wears multiple dresses unless she is doing multiple ceremonies, but I thought I’d only get to wear a veil once, so why not? Maybe those multiple dress brides are thinking the same about the wedding dress. I have had two friends do multiple ceremonies. One couple did an American wedding ceremony and then a tea ceremony (the groom was Chinese; the bride wore a traditional white wedding gown and a qi pao). The other couple wanted to do a destination wedding but her family wanted a wedding close to home, so she did one close to home and then had a vow renewal a year later in Florida. In both cases, I think it was totally acceptable to buy and wear multiple dresses. But when they do it just because they can’t decide between two dresses, it’s a little silly. Like, your entire family came to see you, and you’re spending your whole wedding changing outfits in the bridal suite.