Cathedral veil help – twisting, bunching, how to attach to hair??

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
2853 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

1) That is preferential but I prefer for the veil and dress to match unless you opt for a colored veil/dress. 

2) The photos make it look like a mantilla but I can’t really tell. Usually veils have little combs that attach it to your hair but anchoring it with a headpiece could also work. 

3) I don’t know if I would use floral wire. Maybe veil weights?

4) Most people replace their long veils with a shorter veil or take them off completely for the reception. 

5) I think it will look fine with your dress but that is subjective. 

Post # 4
3971 posts
Honey bee

Most brides I know have taken the veil off for the reception.  

Post # 5
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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Shinytoy :  I think the general recommendation is that if your veil and dress aren’t the same color white that your veil should be a lighter white than your dress (with the exception of antique veils). I think a circle crown will look great with your veil. 

Here’s a link for an example of veil weights.

Post # 7
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Not sure if this is a thing but you could try lightly starching the veil so that it would be a little stiffer and less likely to bunch and twist.

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