Post # 1
My wedding dress is all over Alencon lace and I’m having a tough time deciding on what kind of veil I should wear. I’m torn between going for lace trim or plain with a cut or pencil edge, one tier or two tier. So many choices! My dress was a sample so I haven’t been able to try on any of the ones I like with it to help me decide and I hate the thought of buying one only to dislike the way it looks with the dress. I’d love to see what some of you fellow bees with a lace dress have done or plan to do for your veil. Any pics or advice is/are much appreciated. Thanks!
Post # 2
I don’t have a suggestion but I’m following as I’d like to know for myself as well.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman
Could you post a picture of the dress or give us the designer and style number of it? It’s kind of hard to suggest anything without knowing how it looks.
Post # 5
I had an alencon trumpet dress and chose a simple cathedral raw edge veil. Ceremony was outside so I didn’t want or need the extra fancy of a lace trimmed veil (though they are lovely!) What kind of wedding are you having?
Post # 6
I wore a laced trim, silk cathedral veil. It was my something old/something borrowed family heirloom that I had wanted to wear since my Great Aunt showed it to me. It didn’t really matter what my dress looked like, that thing was getting pinned to my hair! To make it work, I had to fold it in half so that it would be more of an ankle/chapel (I’m 5’5 and wore flats), hence why you see the two layers. Most of the time though you could barely see the lace but it did give hints of texture here and there.
Post # 7
I was not going to wear a veil, but then ended up using a part of my moms (hers was super long) after cleaning it. I had an iaaue with choosing the length, if I had gone shorter, the lace trim would have been up in my face, so something to think about as well as length.
Post # 8
Thanks for your posts so far! Here is a pic of my dress. Any auggestions are most welcome!
Post # 9
Don’t mind my weird face And the bizzare lighting … Here’s mine. Lace trim all around the edge
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2015 - Southern Plantation House
Your dress is beautiful!
My veil was my favorite part of my look. My Mother-In-Law made it using the lace from my great-grandmother’s veil. My great-grandmother acquired the lace in Germany, and the previous owners had used it in their weddings for another 3-4 generations. We estimated that it’s from at least the 1850’s…. making it now a priceless heirloom that I hope to pass down!
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel
I wore a two tier wirh lace trims.
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2013 - Outdoor
My dress was beaded lace, my veil was borrowed from a friend, it was fingertip length with a single line of bugle beads on the edge. I had been thinking that a lace veil would distract from the dress, so it worked out well 🙂
Post # 13
A friend gave me hers to use & have. I thought about adding some lace to it but then I realized I liked how simple it is so the dress could shine.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2015 - Redondo Beach Historic Library
I went with embroidered trim. I was worried it would be “too much” with a lace dress but I loved the overall effect.