(Closed) How did you decide what length veil to wear?

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Following! 

I didn’t really want a veil so trying to pick one has been a nightmare. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I picked a shoulder length veil because that’s what I thought would be the most flattering with my off-the-shoulder dress, it suited me, and I liked the idea of my veil and my blusher being the same length! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Southern Plantation House

My dress determined my veil. I tried on both a fingertip length veil & a cathedral length veil. The fingertip length looked too choppy with the dress and the cathedral length veil got the “wow” factor I was looking for. I’m including pics for reference. I wish she had “fluffed” the long veil though, I don’t like how it’s pooling ontop of the dress. That won’t happen on the big day!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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Mrsjax213:  i always wanted a cathedral length veil because they are sooo pretty and its pretty uncommon where I live, so I felt special wearing one! lol 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Still pondering the length of the veil.  Cathedral is nice but I’d like to wear it during the ceremony so I might go with a shorter one.  

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I decided based on what looked best with my dress also the fact the I am having an outdoor ceremony so I didn’t want anything floor length I found the fingertip veil best for my dress but I went for a drop veil as loved the look of them and I wanted a longer blusher and it’s easier to place with a drop veil (no comb so you can attach where you like) I’m short so it’s still sligirly longer than fingertip on me

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I didn’t want anything long, and felt the fingertip single layer veil would look best with my dress and the back. Simple, but still stunning. It had beading and pearls around the edges. I could have worn it ALL night!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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Mrsjax213:  I always envisioned myself in a long veil and I read somewhere that elbow and fingertip length veils weren’t very flattering for petite women since it makes them look shorter (I’m only 5’1).  I didn’t plan to wear it for the reception, so I didn’t mind a little length to it anyway.  

After I found my dress I tried on some veils and found the chapel length was little too long, and the waltz length was a little too short.  I searched online and found a veil maker on Etsy that customized it to a floor length and it was perfect!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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Daizy914:  most of my friends in Brooklyn/NYC area have worn cathedral length or fingertip. I wore cathedral also. I bought it at the bridal shop right in Park Slope. 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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Mrsjax213:  I tried on veils with my dress and then picked which one I thought looked best.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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Mrsjax213:  Do you have your dress yet? I agree with PP that your dress will help you decide. For me, I wanted a fingertip raw edge veil, but once I chose my dress (a lacy mermaid), and I saw how a lace trim cathedral looked, there was no other option for me!

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