Post # 1
I have a question about cathedral veils. I went to a bridal store with a friend and while trying on dresses I put on a cathedral veil. It was a one tier veil and I felt so beautiful. However she said it was not good because it looked too thin. I was looking online for 2 tier cathedral veils but they all have the second tier shorter and that is not what I want!
Are cathedral veils usually just one tier?
If you have pics of you cathedral veils will you post it?
Thank you 🙂
Post # 3
I don’t know much but all the cathedral lenght veils I have seen were one tier…
Post # 4
I agree, if there are two tiers, the top one is shorter.
I LOVE the one-tier veils, particularly if there is detail on the back of the dress you want seen. The cathedral length is so pretty and romantic!
Post # 5
the blusher tier is normally shorter. I had a drop chapel length veil like Chelsea Clinton and it did have a longer blusher. Are you planning to wear it over your face or do you just want more volume in the back?
If you have it custom made, you can ask them to make it with more gathering at the crown.
Post # 6
I have done a ridiculous amount of research on cathedral veils because I had my own custom made, so I’m glad to be able to share this somewhat useless knowledge. 😉 The veil will look more or less sheer depending on the width of it. The options are usually 54 inches, 72 inches and 108 inches. If you think about it, the width is all bunched into the comb, so if you have more material bunched, it’s going to make it less sheer. Make sense? Bunched isn’t the best word because it’s not going to be messily bunched in there but hopefully this helps. Here’s a comparison – both of these veils are single tier:
My 54″ wide single tier veil which is super sheer because there is less material around:
Compared to a 108″ wide veil single tier veil, which is much less sheer:
Post # 7
@hardtoconcentrate: oHHHHHHHHHHH, this is why I LOVE weddingbee!!!!!!! Thank you sooooooo much! You completely answered my question!!! I do not like the “bunched” version because then it looks too much on top of the head…
I think that maybe an intermediate size would be good…
Post # 8
@molly_brown: I also custom ordered my veil and have extraneous veil knowledge 🙂
This site has the best explanation of what you might be looking for: http://www.occanseydesigns.com/whatisfullness.html
You mentioned that you might want something fuller but don’t want the bunched look at the top, this can be fixed by getting custom-cut fullness or a cut with less gathering at the comb such as a mantilla cut. See here: http://www.occanseydesigns.com/customcutfullness.html
This was what I wanted for my cathedral veil… A full enough veil so it wouldn’t look too “narrow” at the bottom but not a lot of poof at the comb. So I got a mantilla cut cathedral length veil that’s 72 inches wide and about 12 inches of gathering at the comb.
Post # 9
@molly_brown: Glad to help! Also, as far as the “bunching” is concerned, how full it is around your head is going to depend on where you wear it – how high or how low. It’s going to look less full the lower that you wear it.
ETA: It’ll really help to try a bunch on and see what looks good. I went and tried a ton and then looked on etsy to find exactly what I wanted once I’d seen it in person. You can get a “custom” veil on etsy for way less than you’ll pay for a non-custom veil in a bridal shop. Plus most etsy sellers are super helpful.
@limeice24: Haha glad I’m not alone in all my random veil knowledge. Sounds like you and I have been doing a lot of similar research! 🙂
Post # 10
You girls rock!
@limeice24: Thank you so much:) I think I like it like yours!
Post # 11
@hardtoconcentrate: Maybe we’ll get lucky and there will be a random veil knowledge Jeopardy show
Post # 12
@limeice24: Lol. It would be nice to make use of all of this random knowledge about weddings in general that I’ve acquired from the bee…and we would rock out the veil category, for sure.