(Closed) Regular veil VS. Birdcage veil

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m personally going for a birdcage. I’m having a vintage themed wedding though & it suits the theme much better than a regular veil. I don’t much care for the look of regular veils either. Birdcage veils seem classier to me.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m doing a shorter regular veil, not birdcage.  Birdcage wouldn’t look right with my dress.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I wanted a more traditional feel so I went with a regular veil. I hated the pouffy style on me (like the one in your pic) so I kept mine as minimal as possible: low and sleek underneath a low chignon.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I love birdcage veils, but what sold me was the style with my dress. The birdcage was the wrong era for myt 30’s glam gown, the birdcage is more modern than that, its more 40’s and 50’s. Can we see your dress?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I wore a birdcage veil because it looked best with my dress.  Also, I liked that it was different – while birdcage veils may be all over the world of wedding blogs, I have never seen one worn in a real-life wedding I’ve attended.  On the “con” side, I think this is a trend that will come and go.  Longer veils are timeless.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Birdcage veils look really cute with certain dresses and are very “in” right now.

On the downside, they are trendy and may look dated/out of place in the future when you are looking at yoru wedding pics. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think a traditional veil would look best with the type of dress you are interested in.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

I love the birdcage but my fiance doesnt. Im an older bride and felt it would be better suited for my age. I think I have decided to just wear some rhinestines in my hair but THAT, like everything else is subject to change. It might not look good with my dress anyways. Im wearing  a satin off shoulder A- line  corset gown.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love a birdcage but when I showed my FH, he told me it looked like I have a fish net caught on my head….

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Neither! I thought a hair flower would be “bridal” enough looking. But I’d say traditional gowns are best with traditional veils and birdcages are best for dresses with a retro/vintage feel.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

My dress doesnt call for a bridcage veil, it needs more of a longer one, but I am contemplating having a jacket made and if I do that, then the birdcage veil would be perfect. Plus I got this super chic and gorgeous champagne fascinator with my dress so I think the two would go great together.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

@Tessemasgirl, that dress is gorgeous on you!!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Pros:

Great with tea-length or otherwise informal gowns

Great with some vintage gowns (such as the ones from the 40s – for the 60s a bubble veil is better)

Great when the wedding palette has splashy colors

Cons:

Can’t be worn with a formal dress (such as mermaid, ballgown) without it to look “off” (as if you were wearing tennis shoes on your prom gown, to be precise)

Focuses the attention on your face (so if you have blemishes, or your teeth need some work, or you have wrinkles this isn’t the best option)

Needs vibrant make-up (like in the 40s)

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