(Closed) Can your veil be shorter than your hair? Help!!

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Wow….I’ve never thought of that! I don’t think there is any rule about that. You said that your hair is going to be wavy which I think will work out just find with your veil. Now if your hair was going to be completely straight I might think that would look a little funny. I think you look will be a very elegant 1940ish look. (If thats what your going for!) Either way dont worry about it! Everyone has their own prefernce of whats “normal”. Good luck!

Post # 4
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My sisters veil was shorter than her hair and every time she looks at pictures she asks me why I never mentioned it to her because it still bothers her 5 years later. 

I thought it looked nice.

Post # 5
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7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I dont see why it cant be shorter than your hair but you should definitely get another opinion from a girlfriend/sister/mother/cousin to make sure that it doesnt look weird if you are concerned about it!

Post # 6
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I wore a birdcage, which is shorter than my hair.  I can’t image why a veil would look funny shorter than your hair. Just a quick scan through google images and I found these that look great.  Do you have a photo of your veil?

Post # 7
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13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

It’s hard to tell without seeing a picture but when I imagine it in my head, something just doesn’t seem quite right about it.  There is certainly no rule against it but I would show some people who you trust to be completely honest with you about how it looks before the wedding day.

Post # 8
Hostess
16196 posts
Honey Beekeeper

What will your wedding day hairstyle be? I think that’s a consideration.

In general though, I think you can wear whatever veil you’d like. 🙂 I doubt anyone would notice something “off.”

Post # 9
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68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I say go with what you like! I was thinking of doing something similar, but with a smaller birdcage veil. 

I also agree with gemstone. No one will be pointing at you as you go down the aisle like “OMG, will you look at that. Her hair is One inch longer than the veil, the travesty” 😀

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