Post # 1
How did you girls decide what headpiece to wear? I have the link to the stock photo of my dress below and I can’t decide on whether a birdcage, veil, headband or some jewelry.. please help! The ceremony is outside and reception at a rodeo GRandstand overlooking the arena.
http://www.riverviewbnb.ca/photos.html – the ceremony site, outdoor photos.
Oh and my hair will be down and curly/wavy. Going for trial in 2 weeks!
Post # 3
How about the trendy, STATEMENT NECKLACE!!! I think it will go really well with your dress and the atomosphere of the venue! I’m thinking, the chunkier the better.]
Veil is optional.
Post # 4
Did you try any veils or headpieces or jewelry on when you bought the dress? If not, are you able to either try on your dress or go back and put on the sample, and play around with different accessory looks? Most bridal salons are fine with you doing that. I tried on various veils and jewelry when my dress came in the salon, although I ended up ordering the veil online since it was way cheaper.
Post # 5
I knew I was going to wear a veil and have a blusher but other than that I had no idea what type of any of that it would look like.
I didn’t have a train on my dress but in the end I settled on a chapel length veil. I researched veils for a really long time and honestly just gravitated towards mantilla because I liked the way it looked. I would say the first step is just looking at a variet of styles and deciding what look you actually like the best. There are SO many options and even options within options based on where you place the veil on your head.
I wasn’t even trying to match my dress, I just liked mantilla. But I didn’t know if mantilla would be too heavy with my dress. I was looking on Etsy one day and I found a veil that had lace half way down and then went into raw cut which was the best of both worlds – so as not to overwhelm my dress. It just also happened that the veil was not exactly a mantilla but had a juliet style cap, circa 1920s style. So I ended up with this really creative and unique vintage looking veil because I just liked the mantilla style when I looked at all the different styles.
Do some research and just decide what really speaks to you. While there are some veils that may clash with your dress, you may find that you have a lot more options than you think you do as far as what matches.
Post # 6
For me, I thought about the overall look I wanted to achieve and took it from there. Try on a few options if you’re not sure and go with something that makes you feel good! (Also, I found I had to stop listening to what others thought I should wear for accessories and just go wih my own gut.)