Post # 1
I have loved birdcage veils since I saw a bride wear one two years ago. After much searching and debating, and absolutely no veil-trying-on (oops), I ordered a nine inch tulle blusher illusion veil, which is very similar to a birdcage but a little more understated, on etsy.
It came. I was underwhelmed. I mean, I like it, and I think with a good steaming and reshaping, it could look really nice.
The quality was great, and the price very reasonable.
Here’s the thing. I’m starting to wonder if I’ll regret not going ‘more bridal’ – although what that even means, I don’t know! I’m not really a WIC kinda girl; I’m not traditional, I’m not girly, I’ve never thought I would care about such inconsequential things as a veil.
What I bought:
What I am considering (except in knee or waltz, which I assume means floor, length):
(both from http://www.etsy.com/shop/simplebeautyveils?ref=seller_info)
Will/did you wear a veil? What did it look like?
Post # 3
I have a severe love of birdcages. I even just wrote an article for my magazine about veils.
For me, I am going with a gypsy veil, so it will be cuffed around my wrists. I am making mine in black lace to fit my theme but it will be like this style.
Post # 4
I really like both veils. I think the one you wear will depend on how it looks with your dress. Maybe post a picture, so we can help you. I wasn’t going to wear a veil at all, but got taked into it. I ended up making a mantilla fingertip veil to wear with my gown. I personally prefer the more traditional look of a longer veil.
You can see my veil here:
What do you think of my DIY veil?
Post # 5
@Nightmaiden: I will wear a veil. Mine looks more like the 2nd one, but much longer… (probably 3 metres, from head to the end)
i didn’t really think i wanted a veil, much less one that long, but i loved it the moment i tried it on, and can’t imagine getting married without it now!
Post # 6
That is super pretty and way to go for DIY!!!
Honestly your veil needs to reflect you as well. you should wear what you feel is right for you. If you are second guessing print out a pic of the other one and hold it up to you and see what you think.
Post # 7
Remind me of your dress…
I do agre with previous posters, though, that you should feel comfortable in your veil. If it doesn’t make you feel like a bride, then it’s just another pretty accessory!
MrsBtobe — I had the same experience! I was so ambivalent and thought I wouldn’t wear a veil at all, until I put one on… now I LOVE it!
Post # 8
I think that you need to focus on what you are going to be most comfortable in, not what is the most “bridal.” I think a woman looks like a true bride when she looks comfortable in what she is wearing. I personally am probably not going to wear a veil because it’s not really my style, but go with what feels good on!
Post # 9
I really like the veil you ordered! I will say that I went back and forth on this — I thought I didn’t want to wear a veil at all — and on the day of the wedding, I enjoyed feeling very “bridal” in my fingertip length tulle veil. So take from that what you will 🙂
Post # 10
Here’s my dress 🙂 It’s pretty simple.
I do have a big ass feather thing to wear in my hair during the reception; I’ll change from veil to fascinator between. 🙂
Post # 11
I’m not a girly girl either and didn’t want a veil but I think I’ll regret it on the day of. I ended up getting a catheral length.
Post # 12
I am doing a longer, bubble veil for our ceremony and a birdcage for the reception – best of both worlds!
Post # 13
I am just doing a big flower, netting thing for the ceremony and reception. I don’t think that wanting something funky and cool makes you less girly and if you like (I love birdcage veils as well), go for it!
I must have tried two dozen veils over several trips to the bridal salon, including twice just to pick up bridesmaid dresses and I always felt stupid in veils. So don’t htink you’re alone in that feeling.
Post # 14
Oh my goodness do I have a veil story for you!
I had a dream of a cathedral length drop veil to go with my drop waist ball gown dress. I ordered it and it came about 4 months before the wedding. Fast forward to about 3 days before the wedding when I try on my full ensemble at my parents house only to find that the veil (which did not have a comb and was only to be placed in my hair with hat pins) WOULD NOT STAY. It wouldn’t stay in for the life of me. We put bobby pins, hat pins ranging from 2 inches to 6 inches and even tried a safety pin in my bun and it wouldn’t stay.
Full Catholic Church wedding in 3 days with a veil that is a useless piece of tulle. My mom went to David’s bridal that day and bought the only cathedral length ivory veil they had and that was that. It worked. It wasn’t what I wanted, but it turned out beautifully!