Post # 1
Hi Ladies I need your help.
I recently went for a viewing of my wedding dress. I am wearing the Maggie Sottero Bernadette dress. In my head I always pictured myself in a veil either bird cage or a lace veil but when I tried on my dress I didnt love either. The birdcage was too poofy. It was so far from my face and it wouldn’t lay flat. The lace veil just wasn’t “me”. So my question is are any of you not wearing a veil? Thoughts please??
I included a few pix so you can picture what I am talking about. Thanks
Post # 3
I am not doing a veil. I don’t really think you need one. Maybe just a nice hair accessory like a crystal hair comb.
Post # 4
If you do a veil, it’s got to be a really simple one, raw edge..
Post # 5
@GardenBride12: Wear what you want – you’ll find something and when you see it you’ll know it’s perfect.
Post # 6
Oh I’m so glad to hear another bride isn’t wearing a veil. Thanks for the advce. I purchased this hair comb on a whim a few weeks ago. Maybe I should wear just that??..
Post # 7
@GardenBride12: I like that and it would go great with your dress,
Post # 8
@CatyLady: Really.. I found it on sale!! Thanks for the honest opinion. I will let you girls know what I decide.
Post # 9
Considering your overall shape as well as the intricacy of the dress, I’d suggest going with a longer and plainer veil to not detract from the dress itself. Maybe a chapel/cathedral length with a crystal or raw edge?
There are also some great tutorials online for making a simple raw-edge veil that you could attach to that beautiful comb without paying a lot more.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I think you look better without the veils.
Post # 11
@GardenBride12: i’m kind of traditional so I’m definitely wearing a veil. The one you have int he picture goes grest with the dress, but I think I would go with a more simple veil. Since your dress already has the intricate lace I would go with a veil with a more plain edge. I’m sure you will be able to find something you love! good luck
Post # 12
I agree with those that suggested a simple veil if you decide to do one.
I haven’t decided if I will do one. I’m not too traditional, but on the other hand it’s pretty much the only opportunity I’ll have to wear one.
Post # 13
I am wearing the Bernadette and no veil. I was going to do a birdcage, but opted for a 1920s style headband instead. Think Lavinia Swire from Downton Abbey..lol.