(Closed) What kind of veil goes best with my dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which veil would go best with my dress?
    Cathedral veil- plain, ivory, cut edge : (9 votes)
    26 %
    Cathedral veil- Mantilla, ivory : (6 votes)
    18 %
    Fingertip veil- plain, ivory, cut edge : (8 votes)
    24 %
    Fingertip veil- Mantilla, ivory : (4 votes)
    12 %
    Shoulder length veil- plain, ivory, cut edge : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Shoulder length veil- Mantilla, ivory : (0 votes)
    No veil : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Something you've failed to mention but which would look Amazing! : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    The back of your dress has a lot of detail, so my vote would be shoulder length or a birdcage veil.  

    I would not do cathedral length with your dress.  Cathedral length veils are intended for dresses with a really long train. Yours is more of a medium train.

    Fingertip length is very flattering on most people, but it would cover the back detailing of your dress. If you don’t mind, then fingertip length might be a good choice.

    On whether to do the lace or a straight/ribbon edge, that will depend on the style of your wedding overall 🙂 If you are looking for an affordable lace option, check out etsy.com. They have a lot of veils that are much less expensive than a bridal salon.

    Good luck! 

    Post # 5
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I voted for two things:  first, the cathedral-length mantilla, because it would be a neat effect if the veil extends just a little beyond your train and the detail at the edge frames it out; second, the shoulder-length plain veil, because it would be an appropriate feminine touch without being over-the-top for your dress.  Since your dress has no beading or crystals, I wouldn’t recommend any of that on the veil either, however an ivory flower hairpiece would look very nice.  Those are two completely different looks, so it all depends on whether you want to go dramatic or refined.

    Post # 7
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    cathedral length mantilla! 

    Post # 9
    14498 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would go with cathedral length, but I would skip the mantilla.  I would think that would complicate the simplicity of the dress.  I would go for a light weight raw edge silk tulle.  It would be light an airy and it flows so elegantly.

    Post # 10
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @rabbit – I wouldn’t have more than two tiers on a shoulder-length veil with your dress.  When I look at your dress, I see classy and elegant, and to me that means you should pair it with a veil whose simplicity speaks refinement.  So one or two tiers only, nothing that’s too puffy, and maybe a little design around the edges, but let the shape of the veil speak for itself.  Good luck!!

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