(Closed) Cathedral or Fingertip veil?

posted 4 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

sophielle:  the finger tip veil looks nice! but I’m imagining a raw edge cathedral veil on you – it would be so dramatic and gorgeous to see the floral elements through a long veil. I would vote cathedral veil – sheer and single layer.

Post # 3
883 posts
Busy bee

I really like the fingertip length. You did say you are worried about the cathedral veil with the wind, while you say that I think how awesome it would look for pictures! Do you have any pictures with a cathedral veil and your dress?

Post # 5
1214 posts
Bumble bee

sophielle:  cathedral. That gown screams for something long to be its counterpoint

Post # 6
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Finger tip won’t do your dress justice. Frankly I think it will get lost in the pattern of your dress and train. Cathedral works better for the dramatic nature of your bold lace. Let us know what you decide.

Post # 10
2273 posts
Buzzing bee


Well if anything its just a good example of a double edge veil sure you could find something similar, that’s the only bad thing about cathedral veils more length more $$$

Post # 11
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

i would go with wide, single layer cathedral. the pattern of your dress will show through and it will look gorgeous.

Post # 12
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Gorgeous dress! First of all, there is no right or wrong answer as it ultimately comes down to your personal preference. 

If you are between cathedral and fingertip I would suggest looking for pictures of long veils and fingertips to see which you are really more drawn to especially with dresses that have your silhouette. Also, consider things like how long you want to wear them – fingertip can be all day where a cathedral isn’t practical for much more than the ceremony and some pictures. 

Personally, I made myself a long veil as I fell in love with the dramatic picture possibilities. Our ceremony was planned for outside and I was concerned that if the wind wasn’t dead calm I was going to whip the first 10 people sitting along the aisle! The weather ended up turning for the worse before our ceremony and we were married indoors so the veil wasn’t an issue at all. I made a fingertip length for my sister in law which was also a pain in the wind – someone had to hold it down while we were taking pictures but she did wear it most of the day. 

I love the double banded idea with your dress. I’ve only made ones with raw edges so I’m not sure how difficult that would be but honestly, tulle is SUPER cheap so if you can spare $12 (2 tier fingertip length) or $30 (cathedral length) stop in and buy a bit. If you buy enough for a cathedral length you can cut it up to see it shorter. Even if you don’t want to make your own you can play around with the tier lengths to find what you like. If you go fingertip I would strongly recommend something with more volume than the one in the picture but that’s just my preference. 

I would stick with a wider width for a long veil (I used 108″ for mine) and debated with 72″ but decided I wanted the fullness. Short ones you could get away with any width as I found it depends how it is attached to the comb as to how full it looks. 

Hope some of this can be helpful and would love to know what you eventally go with.

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