Post # 1
I need help with veil go with this dress! I love the dramatic look of chapel length veils, but my FI doesn’t want the veil to cover up the back of the dress. Would a sheer (not as much gathering) chapel length veil be too much for my dress? I am thinking you can still see through the veil and it should be ok?
Another option I am thinking of is a 2-tiered fingertip length veil. I tried on a single layer finger length veil when I was trying on this dress at the store and I thought it looked too flat for the dress, as the bottom part is pretty full. What do you think of the length?
Help? I am open to suggestions!
The two pictures with the veils are what I have in mind.
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Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I would be tempted to go elbowlength so the veil stops before the dress gets interesting, but a sheer chapel length veil could work also. I wouldn’t go mantilla, though… those always seem to go better with simpler dresses.
Post # 4
My first choice would be a chapel length too, but to honor your FI’s wishes I’d go with the fingertip!
Your dress is gorgeous 🙂
Post # 5
I would do a two-tier fingertip veil with a cute edge and no embellishments. Or, depending on your size/height, a bubble veil could work (although not if you’re tiny/petite).
Post # 6
I have a similar dress and I am doing a chapel length veil. I love the look and as long as it is sheer you can still see through it.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace
I would probably do a simple fingertip because the back has so much volume and you wouldn’t want to cover it! Gorgeous dress.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park
I say go with the fingertip. A chapel length might detract from the interesting back, and a mantilla I think would be a little too much, since the dress is already so intricate.
Post # 9
I’m all about chapel length veils! It’s not as if you’ll be wearing it all night. . .even if a super sheer veil covers the back a bit, the reception is the long part and everyone can see the back then!
Post # 10
I created a poll!
@RecessionistaBride – I’d like to honor my FI’s wishes, too, but if I can change his mind… 😛
Do you ladies think that the one in the picture is too much for my dress? It is a mantilla veil ( I didn’t even realize it until I looked at the name of the picture), but the trimming is very light/think, I guess? I kind of like this veil. Or do you think it’s sitll too much detail and would compete with my dress?
Post # 11
I like the third pic of the fingertip veil. It won’t take away from your dress.
Post # 12
Simple fingertip – don’t outshine the dress. Definitely NOT a mantilla, I don’t see that coordinating too well.
Post # 13
I think the fingertip veil would go best with the dress.
Post # 14
A fingertip would work well with the dropped waist.
I think a chapel length veil would be weird, like you had a cathedral veil and it got caught in the car on the way over and you had to rip the end off….
Post # 15
Go for a sheer fingertip!
Post # 16
I think cathedral would look great – the really long veils!