Post # 1
i need your help. My wedding is in a few short months and I am having veil trouble. My dress is all lace, with lace cap sleeves. The back of the dress is ultra low- and will be adding a lace back. (The sleeves/lace back are removeable, and will likely do so for the reception).
im torn, what veil should I wear? The lace back is pretty detailed, and I don’t want to cover it up, since people will be looking at my back during the conly only.
Would a birdcage veil look good with a lace dress? I would want the bridga age veil to come down a little longer that normal.. From what Ive seen online it mainly covers the eyes.. Or just one eye. I’m hoping for it to come down, angled, just below my nose…
what would the Bees do??
below are pics of the dress to help..
FYI, these aren’t the sleeves that will go on the dress…it’s jusfor I visual. They will be much smaller…The dress designer will use the same lace in the dress to add the lace cap sleeves/lace back. Units also a size 16 and I am a 4-6
Post # 3
@TheHaw: wow, sent from my IPad, and auto-corrected like crazy! Sorry for the typos!
Post # 4
I personally don’t like birdcage veils, but if you like it and that’s what you want, go for it. Here’s a pic of a girl with a birdcage veil almost like you’re describing and it’s on a lace dress (and then a few more pix after that):
Post # 5
I think you should do something really plain & understated. Here’s a picture of my veil. It’s barely there, but I loved how bridal it made me feel.
(that is not me in the first pic, but it is me in the second one)
Post # 6
@futuremrsk18: thanks for the advice! I’m not set on a birdcage veil Per say, just looking for for options that won’t cover the back of my dress (that I spent good money on Haha!)
Post # 7
@TheHaw: Birdcage would definately go with that lace dress!! And an awesome fascinator too!!!
Post # 8
@MrsSkeletonKey: beautiful! Great idea.. I like the “barely there” look
Post # 9
@TheHaw: I don’t personally know of another option to not cover the back. My friend had a beautifully detailed back of the dress and the front was completely plain because the back was so intricate. Unfortunately, no one saw it in the ceremony and the photographer didn’t even capture her going in from the back anyway – but her veil covered it, she just wore an elbow-length veil and it covered it. She also continued to wear the veil for her first dance, which I thought she should take off bc of the back of the dress.
I think you have 2 options – get the birdcage veil or get another veil that covers the back of the dress but then continue to wear the cap sleeves and lace back through your first dance where you take the veil off and then midway through the night, take the cap sleeves off – like around when dinner is first served or something or just before the cake cutting and your exit.
ETA: The barely there look is beautiful!
Post # 10
@TheHaw: Lace dress – I’d take advantage and wear a Mantilla.
Post # 11
@TheHaw: Gorgeous dress! I voted for birdcage that way you don’t cover up your dress. Plus you can wear a kick butt fascinator as well!
Post # 12
I’d go with a long silk organza veil.