Post # 1
So i finally got a veil i liked. i have yet to try it with my dress because i have been ill. it is antique, cathedral lentgh
1) do the whites of dress and veil have to match? if not which should be whiter?
2) the veil is an oval shape. is this a mantilla veil? how to attach it to my hair? does it have to have a blusher? im thinking to add a circle crown like a halo which could hold it down maybe
3) when i have it nice and spread out at the back like in the pics, it looks fab. however once i start walking it doesnt stay spread out. it bunches up. im thinking to insert some floral wire to the bottom edge to help it keep a nice spread out shape, what do you think? how did you deal with this?
4) what the heck to do during reception with the veil?
5) do you think it will go good with my dress?
Post # 2
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 # 3
wow what are veil weights? this veil has no combs so i dont know if it is mantilla or not
Post # 4
Most brides I know have taken the veil off for the reception.
Post # 5
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 # 6
anyone got experience of adding thin wire to the edge of a veil to keep it spread out
Post # 7
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.