(Closed) Cathedral Length veil or not?

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
115 posts
Blushing bee

Your dress is so pretty!!  I love the champagne color accent.  I think a simple cathedral length would be beautilful; by "simple" I mean nothing with elaborate lace or edge detail or extra flair.

I had a cathedral length and knew I wouldn’t want to take it off right away so my seamstress sewed an extra little loop hole and my veil was bustled when my dress was bustled.  It was beautiful.  I wore it during our cocktail time and mingling, and then took it off at dinner time.

Post # 4
23 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

it seems that as long as the veil is very sheer, you won’t lose any of the detail of your dress.  i’m contemplating a long veil myself.

you will definitely have to take it off for the reception though. 

Post # 5
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I *love* the idea of bustling the veil! And if it were bustled independently of the dress (that is, not attached to the dress) you could probably keep wearing it all night.

I’ve heard the trick with veil sheerness is the width at the top – the narrower it is, the sheerer your veil will be. It can of course get wider at the bottom to get the full effect. And keep any decoration to the bottom hem only.

Also, if you want to wear it all night, you may want to do a test run – it could be heavy or pull on your hair.

Either way I think it will be beautiful!

Post # 6
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007 - Bride's family summer home in the Adirondacks

I agree with what everyone else is saying, but also wanted to add that for my veil, even though the seamstress showed us how to bustle it, I just looooved draping it over my arm and carried it around that way most of the night!  At some point I did get tired of it and take it off though, and I’m not sure if having it bustled would have made a difference at that point.

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