Post # 1
So I’m wearing an Essence of Australia dress (below) and I’ve been told so many different things about what kind of veil to wear. Some people have said fingertip length, fingertip with beading, long sheer Chapel or Cathedral…how on earth did y’all pick the right one?
I do love the long elegant Chapel veils but I’m getting married outside so I worry that something too long will drag grass and things in it. Is that a legitimate concern or not so much?
What would you think for this Essence dress?
Post # 2
It depends on your dress and level of formality. A black-tie very traditional evening wedding will need a long veil (usually cathedral). A less formal affair has more flexibilty so focus on what you want to highlight. Since you are wearing a more traditional gown without an elaborate back and with a train, I would go with a chapel length veil.
Post # 3
I think your dress is beautiful! As for the veil, it all depends on what look you want to go for so I think that’s why you are getting so much different feedback. If you like the length of the chapel or cathedral veils you can do that and just get someone to hold it for you while you walk down the aisle. However, if you don’t want to do that than I would go for a shorter veil that won’t touch the ground. I haven’t picked my veil yet but I’m thinking a 2 tier cathedral veil with lace. I am having an indoor wedding so dragging it on the ground won’t be an issue. We’ll be doing our wedding pictures outside in a garden though so I will have to get someone to hold it for me at times.
Post # 4
Whatever makes you feel pretty 🙂
Post # 5
Doodle14: which ever makes you feel bridal!
Post # 6
Doodle14: this is just something to keep in mind if you’re having an outdoor wedding it one of my friends got married outside and had a gorgeous chapel length veil… It was amazing. BUT, when she started walking across the grass it kept getting stuck and it looked like it was pulling her head back a few times (and this was on a well manicured lawn, it’s not like there was long grass or anything for it to catch on). Anyway, she had to keep reaching back and pulling it behind her, it did not look very graceful. So this is why I will be wearing a fingertip length veil at my outdoor wedding…
Post # 7
This is the veil I wore. I wore it because the bride I bought the dress from gave it to me, it matched the dress. I don’t like the really short veil’s. I didn’t want one any longer being an outdoor ceremony. Some brides don’t wear veil’s. Do what you like but IMO the chapel or cathedral length are better for indoor ceremonies. What if you’re wearing a chapel or cathedral length veil and it snags on something and rips? Also, like you said mud, grass, etc.. could be a problem. On my wedding day it rained on and off all day. It was wet but we were able to get married outside. A long veil IMO is more trouble than it’s worth for an outside ceremony.
Post # 8
I would go into the a bridal store and ask. I had no idea what dress to get never mind a veil! They picked out a veil that matched my dress perfectly! It sealed the deal!
Post # 9
I’m wearing a veil that goes 6 inches past my train. Whatever type that is… lol. They are all pretty it just depends on what type of look you are going for. My fiance is wearing tails and we are getting married in the evening.
Post # 10
Doodle14: That’s a beautiful dress! I think a fingertip with a lace trim 🙂 Catherdral will also look very nice. But deff try on something with lace trim.
I actually changed veils. I have an alfred angelo dress with some lace and tulle. I originally got a fingertip veil with little white tulle flowers and some beads (my dress had beads too). It was very pretty and I was thinking about getting married in a garden at the time.
I went back to the same store with my bridesmaids and Maid/Matron of Honor to get thier dresses and saw another veil I had skipped before. I knew it would go better. It was cathedral with lace trim. Luckily I was able to exchange it since I hadn’t worn it and the store was very nice about it. My venue ended up changing to the beach. I was worried about my cathedral veil but saw some really nice pictures of beach brides with catherdral veils. Also, my gut kept telling me this was the one and it was sooooo pretty. Especially with the shaw I added. I deff had a different feeling with my new veil than my old one.
I know this didn’t help much, but I’d saw just go with your gut. Kinda like the dress you’ll know. Be sure to ask about return policies in case you change your mind like I did.
Post # 11
Thanks for the advice Bees! I’ve been so torn but I hope it’ll be like the dress – when you find the one that feels right you just know!
Post # 12
To me, there is nothing more gorgeous than a ball gown with a cathedral veil!
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House
I think a fingertip length would look lovely with that gown. A chapel/cathedral length will look a little more formal and definitely give you some drama!
We had an outdoor ceremony and I didn’t have a train on my dress so I wanted to have the veil be a train that I could then remove – I had zero problems with it getting caught on anything.
Post # 14
Your dress is beautiful, I chose a multi tiered fingertip length. I liked a little more fullness by my face, instead of the single column veils. If you want added length you can always have a long tier that is removeable. As far as beading I didn’t because quality beading made the veil CRAZY expensive and I didn’t care for the extra weight on my head.