Post # 1
Hi ladies – I’m new to this site and am looking for some help. My dress is the Karena Royale by Maggie. What type of veil would you with???? (sorry, I can’t get a picture to upload!) My wedding is only 2 months away and my dress won’t be in until 2 weeks before the big day (YIKES!), so any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
I went with the ivory/gold – I’m a redhead with fair skin so the color is perfect. I am very much struggling with the veil decision, including no veil at all, even though I think I really want to wear a veil. I tried on a couple of lace veils and they are just too much. I’m an encore bride, so no blushers for me. And the wedding is VERY small with a dinner reception. The only shop I found to try the dress on (and it wasn’t even the exact dress) did not have a good selection of veils and is far away from where I live. I will most likely end up buying a veil online. I’m petite, only 5’2″ and am wearing my hair down with one side pinned up with a rose.
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
Hey, so I finally figured out how to add pictures! One would have no idea I work on a computer all day long…! 😉
Post # 4
This is my dress too! I love it! What color did you order? I went with ivory lace over light gold, but I’m going to change out the gold sash for an ivory one.
When I tried on the dress they gave me a sheer veil, fingertip length, with sparkly trim that looked really pretty. Very simple. I can send you a picture if you’d like. I will have a hairstyle much like yours, down with flower pinning up one side. I’m back and forth, but leaning toward no veil now.
Post # 5
I’m a MOH in a wedding and my friend, like you, chose this exact dress (she’s a redhead with pale skin too).
She went with a cathedral veil that has a lace border, it’s beautiful, and because it’s so long it doesn’t take away from the dress.
She tried on a shorter veil and it didn’t have the same effect..I think if you’re going to do it, do it long, but if not, I think the rose (or multiple, or another floral pin) would look gorgeous. The dress speaks for itself and you definitely don’t want to be too overwhelmed with lace.
Post # 6
Thank you so much, ladies! I love the dress to – it was the first one I tried on!
JenniB – I chose the ivory over gold, but I am doing away with the bow and just having the gold sash (not much of a bow girl). The type of veil you described was actually what I was thinking, but am having a hard time visioning it. Will you please send a picture??
Marlew – thanks for the advice! I would love to go with a long veil, but I worry that it might be too formal. Since our wedding is only 16 guests and the “isle” isn’t very long, I thought it might be more appropriate to have a shorter veil.
Post # 7
This is my dress too! I chose the ivory on ivory. I love it! I’m just getting to the point of looking at veils so if anyone has pics with this dress, I’d love to see them.
I did try on a long, but very simple veil, and I really liked it with the dress, but totally understand about you not wanting to be too formal.
Post # 8
Hi ladies! Those of you who ordered the Karena Royale dress, how tall are you and what length of the dress did you get? The standard or +/- 3 or 5 inches? Also what size heel? I am 5’3″ and want to wear a 1.5″ heel. It was recommended that I get the -3 inches, and they said it may still be a little long. Just wondering any other experiences with the length?! Thanks so much!
Post # 9
I don’t know if I’m much help but, to answer your question – I am 5’2″ and I ordered the standard length. I would have ordered in the petite, but I didn’t have enough time. I am wearing 4.5″ heels because my FI is 6’8″. I’m not sure how such high heels will affect any length alterations on the dress.
On a side note, this is the veil I ended up purchasing from the veilshop.com. I am going to the bridal shop on Monday to try on the dress with the veil since my acutal dress doesn’t come in until 2 weeks before the wedding! If the veil works and if I remember to take pictures, I’ll post them.
PS – the girl in the picture is the model.
Post # 11
I am having a hard time also pick a vail. I have been thinking about doing a bird cage. I see that some of you ladies would be married already, so if you could post a pic of you in your wedding dress and vail. I would love seeing your beautiful day!!! I too am an encour bride so no blusher for me.
Post # 12
I actually in am the same boat too. I really thing I am leaning no veil becuas I don’t knwo what would look good with the dress. I would love to see pictures of you married bees too!
Post # 13
this is my dress, too!
is anyone selling their veil?? or would let me rent it? 🙂 i’m trying to save some money – dress/alterations/etc are expensive!