posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ohhhh the age old veil question.

First your gown is so beautiful, i really like the bodice.

When it comes to a veil there are so so so many options.

The first thing to ask yourself is what length of veil you would like. Since your gown is a ballgown any length is ok, however as a general rule, the longer the veil the more formal the occasion. Also think of how full you would like your veil as they come with different amounts of tiers and also if you will wear a blusher over your face during the ceremony.

You’ll also need to decide if you’ll like to wear the veil for just the ceremony or for the reception as well, this is affect what length you will wear, keep in mind that there are veils out there that are two teirs or more that are capel length and the capel length tier can be removed so you can still wear the other shorter tiers to the reception. 

Also you need to chose a hairsytle as this will affect which veil you can wear, as certain veils are designed to be worn under your hairstyle, some in the middle of your hair and others high on your head.

Finally you need to consider your dress, the style, colour and beading, you can buy a veil that has crystals, lace edging or a raw edge etc You can also have a veil that sits in a circle or casacdes down in levels etc

Since your gown is already so heavily beaded and detailed I would suggest a raw edge veil, I think a detailed veil with lace or crsytals will compete and distract from your dress.

Hope this helps.

Do you have a few veils in mind??

Post # 5
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

take a look at the sara gabriel veils.  i love her veils. there are so many styles you can go with.  i’m not sure what to suggest without knowing what you like.  i didn’t know what i liked either.  i just knew that i wanted to wear a traditional veil.  i currently have 4 veils in my closet.


Post # 6
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You sound so much like me, I’m still trying to decide, luckly my dress isn’t due until April so I have time.

I think a capel length will look gorgeous, you can still buy one with tiers to achieve the look in your pic and just not wear the blusher over your face, many brides to this. After the ceremony and your pictures, take the veil off and replace it with a small hairpiece or flower.

Have a think about your hairstyle and then go out and look at some veils and try a few on and get a feel, Most veils only take 2 months or less to come in unless you want a Pronovias veil which take 6 or more months, so you have heaps of time to decide.

Post # 9
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I love the skirt of your gown. Very pretty.

I’d say a one layer veil, maybe even a drop veil would be romantic and soft looking and not take away from the dress.

If you end up not wanting a blusher, you could always do something like this

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