(Closed) Indecisive bride about to buy a mantilla veil. Help? (pics)

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

To be honest, Tiara + Necklace + Earrings + Bolero + Mantiall Veil sounds like waaay too much stuff going on around your face. Have you tried everything on together?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@LGenz: I’m sorry OP, those were my thoughts, too.

 

I do think about Kate Middleton, she did have a tiara, long veil and dress with long sleeves… I guess it just depends.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

i wouldn’t worry so much about the lace as it appears the pearl and beading accents on your dress are either accompanied by embroidery or shaped in a floral-ish pattern that sort of reminds one of lace appliques…however, i think you should keep looking for a mantilla whose lace compliments the patterns on your gown a little more closely.  i don’t mean to sound harsh, but next to your beautiful gown, the lace on that particular mantilla looks kind of cheap.

i’ll do a little poking around and see if i can’t find any alternatives/suggestions.  what’s your budget for the veil?  if it comes down to it, you could make your own as well.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@swanks4tw: you don’t HAVE to wear a veil…it’s your wedding, you can wear what you like!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

if you want to keep it below $60, your best bet is probably to make your own.  i personally have not seen a mantilla veil that wasn’t kind of cheap-looking for less than $200.  it’s pretty easy, i made one when i got married a few years ago.  you just cut a big circle out of tulle and sew some lace on the edge.  the lace will cost you though…nice lace trim usually runs $10-20/yard for the inexpensive stuff and for a veil the length you posted, you’ll probably need 6 or 7 yards minimum.  my veil was “waltz” length (at least what i was told was waltz length at the time…about halfway down my calves) and i needed 5 yards.  if you want to try that route, check out the bridal lace trims on housefabric.com.  there’s a particular 1″ wide corded lace trim with pearls sewn on (i used it as trim on my wedding gown last time) that might be nice.

also, consider skipping lace on it altogether and leaving a raw edge with some pearls glued or sewn on every few inches.  it might be a touch more work but it would look simpler with everything you have going on already. a traditional bridal mantilla has a lace edge, but you don’t have to go that route if you like the look but don’t want lace.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love the look of mantilla veils. I did shell out the bucks for mine – between lace and beading, it would look like a kid’s craft fair project if I tried my hand at it.

I don’t think having lace with your non-lace dress is an issue. 

I would wear everything together though. Maybe if you’re set on the tiara/jewelry, you can put that on for the reception, and have the veil for the ceremony? Do you have to wear the bolero for the ceremony? (I know the whole shoulders-covered thing can be an issue)

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

I love the veil but maybe just with a simple pair of earrings:)

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