(Closed) How to choose a veil when dress isn’t in…

posted 9 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I just started trying on veils — once my dress came in, but maybe you can use a sample? — to see what I liked best.  And no, I don’t think I’ll be purchasing from the place where I ordered my gown — their prices are outrageously high, and I KNOW I can find cheaper elsewhere. 

Post # 4
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Does the store still have the sample of your dress?  If so, you can try it on with different veil options.  You don’t have to buy it there but you can determine which style you like and go from there. 

Post # 5
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would wait for the dress to come in and take pictures of yourself in it and then go looking for veils. Maybe if they are hemming you can get some of the fabric if you are worried about color matching.

Post # 6
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I ended up ordering mine from a place other than my bridal store, nevermind that they didn’t let tell me it would take longer for the veil I wanted than the dress, they assumed I wouldn’t want to spend that much on the veil.  I am SO glad I did and hopefully it should arrive in time for my first fitting.  I would suggest you begin by looking around at different types of veils and figuring out what look you want to go for: short, long, mantilla, finger-tip length, etc (online perhaps), and go into a store to try some on.  Once you have that narrowed down you can look into particular designer’s veils, if that is what you like, or look for the best bargain on the type you have chosen.  You can most definitely wait until you dress comes in and try some on with the dress at the shop (or even do that now with the sample in your store!), but do not feel pressured to buy it at the store when you can definitely find some great deals out there.  I would even try googling "____ veil" once you have decided on a specific style.  Good luck shopping!

Post # 7
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I actually got great inspiration from other brides who have my dress.  I googled the designer and name of the dress and got a number of photos of other brides who wore my dress and checked out the veils they were wearing.  I definitely recommend this process!  By The Way – I had a wonderful experience at veilshop.com – super affordable and FANTASTIC customer services (made me a custom veil length at no additional cost).

Post # 8
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I had NO IDEA what veil I wanted and no idea how to choose one.  Then I was at a bridal store trying on dresses and the woman said that you don’t want the veil to end at a wide point on your body b/c it would just accentuate it.  So for me, I’m a curvy gal, I wouldn’t want my veil to end along the same line as my bust or my hips.  Then I found a dress I like and it has gorgeous buttons down the back and I don’t want to take away from that.  So….I will get one of those really long veils.  I want just one layer so you can still see through it to see the buttons.  I do like the lace edging, so I might get that, might not.  But at least I know the length, which I think is the hardest part to figure out.  Hope the advice helps you.  GL.

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