(Closed) How do you decide on a veil?

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I like the length of the veil you  have on here! (fingertip?)  Veils come in different lengths – shoulder, elbow, fingertip and catherdral. Im not a veil expert by any means, in fact, I also didnt want one, but I’ll wear one for the ceremony. Veils, like dresses, come in colors – white or ivory etc. So, match it with your dress. You can choose a finished edge (ex pencil trim) or a raw edge (looks a little unfinished to me).  The design of the veil can compliment or play up your dress – maybe a lace trim, swarovski crystals, beading etc.  Oh and I almost forgot – tiers!  You can get a single tier or layer, double etc. Good luck!  Post some pics of ones that you like, would love to see them

Post # 6
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77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@paigers91:  You know, I have to say that I feel the same way. I’m really liking hair accessories like cloth flowers:

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feathers, and headbands, but I’m not sure if they’re me. On the other hand, I’m super lukewarm to the idea of the veil.

I do, however, like the mantilla veil (like the one in this post) but I am really sure it will not match my dress.

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think some of it is what you want in a veil. If you want volume, you might want more than one tier. If you want it to lay flat and be very opaque, you might look towards a mantilla style. When the back has a lot of detail (corset, etc) most people stay away from heavy beading or intricate lace, but I think you could easily do that. As well, you need to think about if you want a blusher. For a blusher you can do a two teir veil with one teir that flips over, or you can buy an actual blusher veil to add in.

And then, of course, are hair clips, facinators, birdcage veils, and just decorations in the hair!

I think your first bet might be to browse a few magazines or blogs with outdoor weddings and see what you like before you research away 🙂

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