Post # 1
So I’m in crazy last-minute-planning-mode because I just got back from an inprompru trip to Europe… I’m exactly a week out from my wedding day, five days out from when we leave for San Francisco, and two days until I should have everything done because we have a rehersal dinner and another wedding to go to this weekend.
Yesterday I tried my dress on with my veil. I have a huge tulle ballgown with a relatively small train, and although I originally wanted a chapel length veil I fell in love with a beautiful beaded pronovias veil that only came in cathedral (or some weird in between too short version) length. So now my veil extends about a good 3-4 feet past the end of my train instead of the foot that I had envisioned.
So, do I find a seamstress to shorten my veil by 2-3 feet? Or do I just rock the crazy long veil?
I’m worried that with the longer veil it will clump behind me as I walk down the aisle (I have one very sharp turn to make). But I’m also worried that a seamstress might completely ruin my rediculously expensive and hard-to-find (where I live) veil.
ETA: My veil is the Pronovias V5201, it has three rows of seed beads sewn all around the edge, so if I had it shorted she would have to take the extra fabric from the top where it meets the comb (essentially creating a new veil from this one)
Post # 3
A week before your wedding, dont tempt fate. There are ways to “bustle” a veil that don’t involve chopping anything off you could look into.
Post # 4
I would not cut it! I’d be so afraid that the seamstress would ruin my very expensive veil.
Post # 5
@AllieBee12: NO!!! Don’t mess with it. I would hate for you to have something go terribly wrong with altering the veil at this late stage. Do you have pics?? I would love to see it!!
I voted keep it long!! It will be fine.
Post # 6
Here are some pics… Unfortunately the room was too small to pull the train and veil out (which is kind of what I needed ) but the last photo shows the beaded deatil in the veil. On the actal day I’ll wear it slightly back – more on the crown of my head instead of where it is in the first two photos.
Post # 7
I would keep it long. It will look gorgeous behind the smaill train of your dress
Post # 8
Definitely do not cut the veil!! It is beautiful!!
Post # 9
I would NOT cut it! It’s a gorgeous veil, and I can only imagine how amazing it’s going to look for those “from behind” pictures where the dress and veil are all laid out perfectly.
Post # 10
Do not cut it! Seriously, even if it doesn’t lay perfectly straight, like in your pictures above, it will look amazing. I actually like the clumpy veil look – it’s so soft and romantic looking – just piles and piles of tulle. Le sigh.
Post # 11
@AllieBee12: I really questioned having the long veil too, as I had a casual outdoor wedding, and I’m only 5’1….but let me tell you…it looked really cool in pictures. The beading is really pretty, I’d leave it alone. See:
Post # 12
Well this makes my choice easy! it’s unanimous!
Thanks for the photo. It’s actually been hard to find photos of cathedral length veils with non-mermaid/trumpet gowns!
Post # 13
I had a chapel length veil with a ballgown and it looked great! My veil was similiar with the edging too! I still love my veil 🙂 🙂
Post # 14
I was going to vote to shorten it until I saw the pictures! Then I voted KEEP IT it’s soo pretty!! You look amazing! I think you’d probably regret having it shortened.
Post # 14
I’m interested in the same exact veil. How much did you pay for the cathedral length?
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2015 - Drury Lane Oakbrook
I also have a tulle ballgown and a Cathedral veil. My solution to the clumping problem is to just make sure my Maid/Matron of Honor fixes it for me 🙂