(Closed) help me pick a veil… i can't do this!

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: what type of veil would look best with my dress?
    cathedral : (26 votes)
    37 %
    chapel : (8 votes)
    11 %
    fingertip : (35 votes)
    49 %
    other (comment) : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    2553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    what does the back of your dress look like?

    Post # 5
    2553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I really think fingertips work against the flow of most dresses so I would try a chapel or cathedral (just dont get one longer than your dress.) I think fingertips chop off the body at odd angles but thats just my opinion. 🙂 Your dress looks lovely!

    Post # 6
    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think fingertip would work really well with your gown! But you also can’t go wrong with the chapel/cathedral option – it’s such a classic, in my opinion. My gown was sort of fit and flare, and I wore a cathedral veil with blusher. I loved it! And it looked lovely in photos. This was the one day I would ever wear a veil, so I thought “go big or go home” lol. (Unrelated-I smiled so hard all day long that I’m basically squinting in every photo, and it really annoys me! Haha)

    Post # 7
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would pick cathedral 

    Post # 8
    24 posts
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Definately fingertip!

    Post # 9
    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Dunes House - Hilton Head Island, SC

    I would go with fingertip – while I agree with @sheepandbear that the length can make the body appear like it’s chopped off at weird/unflattering places sometimes, I think that shouldn’t be a problem with your dress.

    Plus, I’m a major klutz, so I know I would end up tripping over anything longer than my feet.

    You look fantastic in that dress, by the way!

    Post # 10
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Either fingertip or cathedral!

    Post # 12
    8422 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Jessicachantal:  Your dress is similar to mine and I went with a 2 layer elbow length veil with rhinestone trim

    Post # 13
    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Jessicachantal:  I vote cathedral or chapel. It’s so elegant and timeless. Fingertip or elbow length just aren’t my taste; they seem more like playing dress up than being a bride. I guess I’m just not a fan of how they cut the body in half. I’m with @GracieGirl11: if you’re going to wear a veil.. wear a VEIL!


    Here’s mine 😀  …you can see why my answer is totally biased lo

    Post # 14
    589 posts
    Busy bee

    I am partial to cathedral because I was so happy that I wore one but I also love the veil on @weddingbound:  for your dress which added extra sparkles!

    Here’s mine, cathedral and fingertip.

    Post # 16
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012


    You have a GORGEOUS Dress By The Way

    I think you can do ANY of the options, as the Dress truly does suit them all.

    Cathedral is so regal

    Chapel still wonderful… but less to manage… which can be a big deal

    And Fingertip such a classic.

    I too like the idea that @Westitude: incorporated… using one for the Wedding and another for the Reception, maintains the overall look, but is far more practical.

    Hope this helps,


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