Post # 1
Hey everyone. With so many stores having their year end sale, now seems to be a great time to pick up some accessories. There’s one problem: I am absolutely clueless when it comes to choosing a veil.
I will be wearing Maggie Sottero’s SaBelle. It’s a beautifl dress and I feel as though some veils may take away from it. I originally wanted to wear a plain cathedral veil, then thought a mantilla veil would work with the lace on my dress, and now I’m drawn to a birdcage.
Again, I am very clueless…Help!
Post # 3
Did you check out the real brides of SaBelle on Maggies website? One of them had a very nice fingertip veil on, which looked pretty. Personally, I LOVE drop veils, and think they’re classy with any dress.
very simple and super chic.
PS. I fell in love with SaBelle ages ago and we’ve been having a secret affaird behind my dress’ back for a while! 😉
Post # 4
Oh I should mention, my dress is in light gold.
LOL, a secret affair…yeah, she has that effect on people.
Post # 5
You could just tea dye a white/ivory…. or find some light gold tule.
For real– she was the background cell phone for a few weeks. When I tried her on, she didn’t love me the way my dress loved me, but I still swoon just by looking at her!
Post # 6
Ah yes. I see your point. This exquiste, fabulous gown has alot going for it. But the wrong veil could ruin the effect. It’s quite beautiful and breathtaking Please understand, I’m no expert and this is only my opinion. What’s important is how you feel with the veil you want and your dress on. [Have you ried any veils while wearing the dress?] But you asked, so here is my opinion. A drop veil is too much, it’ll detract from the OOO_HHHH of your entrance and hides the dress. Bird cage, is too funky; a mantilla is just not right. I see mantilla’s as demure; this dress is alluring. This is a hard one.
Everyone on this site are just as novice at this marriage stuff as we are. Ask people who know the business. What do the people say where you bought the gown? You could also call the manufacturer or go on the website and ask the designer. If they’re creating this masterpiece they should also have in mind what type of veil they would recommend.
Is a veil important to you, folks, groom, his folks, or church/temple? Is it a cultural requirement? If not, my sense is to go with a SMALL tierra with subtle bling so as not to compete with the dress. Generally, I dislike crowns. But in this case, this dress demands a clean head piece look, which is why you probably were attracted to the simplicity and clean lines of the drop veil. How are you planning to wear your hair? You might go to your hairdresser and ask him/her based on your selected hair style to recommend a veil.
If a veil is really important to you, go to a fabric store where they sell lace and play around with some ideas. Lace can be very expensive so initially for a mock up, go for an inexpensive lace before buying the real thing. I’d go with hair combs covered w/the same type of lace as the dress. Covered is the wrong word; cut out and startched and spray glued over some lining/backing to give it some stiffness to hold the shape and then glue gunned onto the combs. Or maybe you can find some embellishments already made at a store that sells dancing and costume design supplies [great place for inexpensive tierra’s, too] ; or check out Salvation Army there may be a dress on the rack with some bling buttons or some lace you can play around with for a few dollars. You’ll need fine scissors to clip the lace so there are no threads hanging. Then attach lace embellished head combs [a dime a dozen at a 5 and 10 store] to some fine tulle [not the kind w/the larger holes; but tinier then usual] that drapes from one comb to the other. Use a small stitch to attach the tulle to the combswhile pulling the thread a little to make a gather stitch to create a small tuft on each side of the combs. I wouldn’t use a face veil; but just a little something that falls to the length of your hair. That way you don’t clutter the look or take away from this amazing dress.
This really is a tough one because the dress is so amazing! It’s spectacular. A show stopper. And you don’t want to do anything to distract from it’s beauty.
Please get back as I personally am interested in your final look! Best of luck. This is an amazing dress.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park
I’d say, whatever you get, get something plain. The dress is gorgeous and has a lot going on and you don’t wanna take away from that. Don’t go for the mantilla, definitely.
Post # 8
Not birdcage, it won’t match the gown! I would go with a mantilla with embroidered lace, maybe with appliques- use the same less that is on your gown
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2009 - Cathedral of the Sacred Heart & The Jefferson Hotel
First of all your dress is gorg!! I would say go try different ones on at a bridal salon and decise on a style you are comfortable with! I thought I really wanted one thing then put it on and HATED it!
Also, if you are looking for a good price I HIGHLY recommend Candi Merle of Crowning Glory Designs, she doesn’t have a site but you can email her for her options ([email protected]), amazing prices and the quality was awesome! Plus she will make almost anything you want. I just sent her a picture and she made just what I needed.
Post # 10
Im so having the same problem on choosing my veil. so many choices and so many different looks. when i tried on the sabelle i fell in love with it and then they put a veil on me with sparkly crystals which matched but wasnt too happy on the price of the veil.
I want to get something that will match but afraid it might take away from the detail but the plain veils are just too plain..