Post # 1
I am an encore bride wearing the dress you see below. It has an amethyst lace overlay. Sorry to those of you who have seen the dress on previous posts and are a little tired of it.
It’s an informal, but elegant Sunday afternoon wedding for about 60 people in a lovely restaurant/outdoor patio.
If not a veil (and I think I might be too old for a veil…I’m 50), what do you recommend I do with my hair? A flower? A pretty hair pin? Tiara?
Oh – I would rather wear my hair down or part up/part down.
Post # 3
What type of hairstyle are you thinking?Up, down, half up? That will sort of dictate the hair piece.
If you don’t want a veil, there are plenty of options. Your wording, “hair thingy” is what really drew me in. 😉 If I weren’t doing a veil (I didn’t think I was; my dress changed my mind!) then I would do a flower or a big clip.
Post # 4
It looks like the pattern on the dress has color to it? I think your hair up with a long simple veil would look great. I would try to make it long to floor, but VERY simple no stones, pattern lace etc. Just tulle maybe died to match one of the softer colors of dress.
Post # 5
PS you are never to old for a veil! lol Go for it if you want it.
PSS you don’t look 50 at all.
Post # 6
i would definitely go for a beautiful pin and up do.
i would definitely look around etsy.com
Post # 7
Whoa you’re 50? I would have guessed twenty years younger than that.
Post # 8
Pffft. Gorgeous dress, and never say you are “too old” for anything!!! If you like veils, wear one! I never would have guessed you to be 50 either, by the way! I hope I look that good at 50 (I’m only 11 years behind ya!)!!
Having said that, I am never good at determining what veil length and style and all when it comes to what goes best with a given dress. I am wearing a veil I found at the thrift store for $5 and dressed it up with a crystal comb, but I just lucked out because it has cording that matches the trim on my dress so I am wearing it for the ceremony then switching to something simpler for the dinner after so it won’t be in my way.
I could see a flower fascinator on one side above your ear, maybe with a hint of the same color that is on your dress. Or a sparkly comb, maybe with a bit of tulle or net?
Here are pics of favorites I’ve saved, maybe you can get ideas:
Post # 9
50? really? I don’t believe you
I would go with pretty hair pin, or a comb or something. I like the ones in the post above mine actuall 🙂
Post # 10
You guys are great! Thanks for the nice words about my “age”. LOL.
These are all great suggestions. Like the idea of finding a way to pick up the lavender tones.
Post # 11
I’m with the crowd–can’t believe you are 50. Since your wedding is somewhat informal, I am thinking half-up with some real flowers, probably coordinating with your bouquet. If you do decide on a veil, I agree with florencep–chapel length and plain.
Post # 12
Dang, you’re gorgeous! I agree… you’re not fifty. you must be messing with us. hehe
I think I’d go with flowers, or something delicate. Very pretty dress!
Post # 13
I think this would look good with that. This is on Etsy under seller Pegasusmaiden
Post # 14
Wow. I’m not close to 50 but I seriously hope I age that well. I woulda guessed like… 35. 40 MAYBE. That being said, if you want to rock a veil, go ahead! I agree with the PP, a really short birdcage or flower/feather hair piece would be lovely. I would avoid a long, ornate veil because it would take away from your beautiful dress.
Post # 15
@sarahberah: awwww…shucks. Thanks. I think the “soft focus” makes me look younger. LOL
Post # 16
OMG you do not look 50! I think you should wear whatever will make you happy.