Post # 1
I’ve been trying to decide what kind of veil I’d like to have and I’ve really fallen in love with the birdcage veil…I think.
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I think they’re simple, elegant, and very classy. It also seems like there’s quite a few options to go with.
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This one made with a head band is kind of cool and different, and seems like it would be fairly easy to DIY- which I plan on doing with whatever veil style I decide on.
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This one seems to have the best of both worlds- a birdcage veil in combination with a regular veil.
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You can also go crazy picking all kinds of flowers and feathers and other items to accessorize your birdcage veil to truly make it your own.
My hang-ups with the birdcage veil? First off, I’m not sure 100% sure if I plan on wearing my hair up or down, but I’m leaning towards down. With that being said, I haven’t run across many pictures of brides with bridcage veils who wear their hair down that I really like, with the exception of this one
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My other hang-up has to do with logistics. This may be a silly question, but when I try to think it through in my head I just can’t figure it out. How does a birdcage veil get pulled back? Does it just pull back over your head like a regular veil would? Does it look wierd back like that? I can’t seem to find any pictures of a birdcage veil pulled back like that! I suppose if you have a short birdcage veil it isn’t much of an issue, but if you have a longer one that covers your entire face, I’m not really sure what you might do!
I’d love to hear your birdcage veil + hair down ideas and your thoughts on the logistics!
Post # 3
I love the look of a birdcage veil. It is so retro! I have the same quandry. All I do know is I want my look timeless. I do not want to time/date stamp my wedding. But I heart this veil so much! I’m shooting for could be 1940…2009? But lost somewhere in the deep south.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2021 - Oakland Manor
My birdcage goes right to my nose, so that it doesn’t have to be lifted during the ceremony. Good luck finding the one for you!
Post # 5
I ordered two (wedding will be this June) one with the netting shown above, and the second with the same fabric as the more common veils. (around $15 each on ebay) Surprisingly enough I liked the second one much better! Both come to just below the nose so no work is required for the *kiss*!
Post # 6
i feel the same way, i love the birdcage veil..its so simple and chic! however i still like the traditional longer veil as well!! decisions decisions! white.wedding.girl, photo #1 is beautiful!!!!! love that simple style.
Post # 7
I went with the Venetian Birdcage style, which is a bit more femme fatale/ninja, but I love how beautoful it is in cream. This isn’t the flower I got for the side, but I am looking for something big and dramamtic to go on the side of the veil. If anyone has any links or ideas, please let me know!
Post # 8
I’m going for a birdcage veil. I was anti-veil until I discovered the birdcage… I knew it was the one for me! I love the idea of having a flower with it.. it looks so pretty!
The last one you posted is particularly pretty!
Lovefoolme- that’s an awesome veil!
Post # 9
I love the birdcage as well but I just couldn’t picture wearing it at the wedding and my groom would have been like what the hell is on your face! 🙂 hehe
That being sad I decided to do some bridal portrait pics with a birdcage veil and then do a tradional veil for the ceremony!
Post # 10
Yesterday my mom went with me to my first dress fitting. From behind me I heard her say, "Oh, that’s such a cute veil. That girl has a little short one. Have you seen those?"
Taye: "Yeah, Mom, it’s a birdcage veil."
Mom (after long pause): "Are you sure it’s not called a bird’s nest veil?"
I’m not wearing a veil, but if I thought my dress would go with a birdcage, I would be uber tempted.
Post # 11
I was a no veil bride , but fell in love with the birdcage look. I wore mine all night , it came just to the nose so no need to pull back for the kiss or eating. I’ve seen some looks with hair half down , but I ended up with an updo because i was worried about wind. you can make one yourself , i bought my netting on ebay. Taye , my aunt said the same thing lol!!
Post # 12
I’m going to a veil making class in May and I’m going to make my own birdcage veil. Maybe I’m getting really carried away with the DIY, but for $17.50 + the price of the material itself, I’ll have a veil!
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Post # 14
don’t be scared of the bird cage veil, you’ll be happy after you see all the pretty pics.
Post # 15
go to unveiledbridaldesigns.com they have lots of pics with hair half down 🙂
Post # 16
i have the same logistical worries…i have a birdcage veil and will undoubtedly not decide whether im def wearing it until i get married on my wedding day. considering the way it has to be pinned to your head to acheive that look, you cant pull it back for the kiss, which bugs me….youre essentially wearing a mask the entire time! on the other hand, theyre gorg.