Post # 1
I love everything about my veil…except the length. It bugs me that the veil ends before the train, so I don’t know what to do. It took me so long to find one that is the quality that I’m looking for, and if I order online, I feel like I have to abandon the lace edging altogether.
This is the veil that I currently have that I bought from a fellow bee
Since the last lace edge ones I’ve bought online have been such failures, one that I’m looking at is this one, but I’m afraid it’ll be too thick that you’ll see no detail on the back of my dress.
What other options do I have? Should I just suck it up and use the veil that I have?
Post # 3
My veil was about the length of yours when I tried it on but we paid to have length added to make it a Cathedral =) So happy we did!
Post # 4
Are you mildly crafty (ie, can cut a decently straight line and sew a button?)? If so, try making your own veil. I did it, just to see if I could, and it was seriously SO easy and cheap – I spent maybe $15.
Post # 5
@StL.Ashley: Definitely not crafty at all…I can’t even cut a straight edge with a paper cutter at times
@Firemansgirl: How did they add length? Was your seamstress able to do it for you? If you don’t mind telling me, how much more did it cost you?
Post # 6
@LTD418: We actually just ordered it as a catheral length so the seamstress didn’t do it. I am not sure how much more it cost to add lenth but the total was $550. I wanna say it was about $100 more
Post # 7
@Firemansgirl: Oh…I thought you had ordered it short and had a seamstress lengthen it.
Luckily…I’ve got over 5 months to keep lookinga nd experimenting
Post # 8
– Deal with it. Don’t do this unless you know that ultimatley, the length your veil won’t put a sour mark on your day.
– Make it. Tulle and even lace edging aren’t super expensive, and the sewing needed can be done by yourself (if you know how), by a sewing family member, or a seamstress. I belive a Bee blogger just had a post about how to sew lace edging onto a veil!
– Thrift it. Any thrift stores in your area with bridal items? They might have the veil you are looing for.
– Ask for it. Make a post on the bee and ask about veils, if you haven’t already. You can include a photo of the trim you like and ask if anyone has seen something similar
– Shorten it. Maybe the long length isn’t the way to go, or maybe shortening this veil will make it less awkward, length-wise.
Honestly, in your situation I might consider shortening the veil. Maybe to about your hips or above. I think it would look very cute (and bouncy!) and compliment your dress so much!
That’s a personal opinion, though – I am sort of against long veils… I am clumsy and would likely totally trip on it. 🙂
Post # 9
@LTD418: Oh sorry! I should have clarified =)
Post # 10
I agree with shortening it to a fingertip.
Post # 11
@CakeyP: If I end up not being able to find anything I like more, I may consider shortening it. I never thought of it cause I’ve always imagined a cathedral length veil…so we’ll see
ETA: The shortening idea is more and more appealing. I love this veil and would love to wear it, and this way I’d be able to wear it all night instead of taking it off for the reception. But…my cathedral image! This is what happens when I’m stressed out about major things in life.
Post # 12
There is a store here in Reno that has a cathedral length viel with the style lace (in the pic) on the edges. The store is called Blue garter, they are amazing maybe give them a call see if they can email you a picture of it, they are really well priced too. I got my dress and viel from them, they are amazing. Talk to the owner if you do call cuz the girl they just recently hired is not so knowledgeable and she doesnt really take the time to talk to customers.
Post # 13
@FutureArmyWife12: I gave them a call, and while they do ship to Texas, the girl (as you said) had no clue what I was talking about. She did give me a link to their supplier, but none of those styles were quite right.
Post # 14
@LTD418: I had to order a custom made veil for this exact reason. It also drove me nuts and my train was ridiculously long.
Is your dress ivory or white? You may be able to find a used veil for sale (I am selling mine) for relatively inexpensive. Either that or look on Etsy.
Post # 15
@LTD418: I think the veil itself is pretty and I see why you love it but to be honest I am not a fan either of the length. If you are set on a long veil maybe you can sell this one. If you want to keep the veil maybe it can be shortened b/c I think it would look lovely at waist or fingertip length!
Post # 16
You could shorten the one you have now to wear at your reception and then purchase another cathedral length for the ceremony! I bought my cathedral raw edge veil on eBay for less than $30. I love it and the tulle is super soft!