Post # 1
At 5′ tall I’m very much considered a petite bride! I’m simple girl, I’m not all about jewels and sparkles. When I picked my dress, it has no beading, simple but elegant. Chapel Train. I picked this dress with care for one reason, I’m wearing my hair down for the wedding and didn’t want to get caught in beads and buttons. My greatest feature is my hair.
Most know I have long hair and know it thick but most haven’t seen it down very often. I’m a cancer survivor, and though my hair thinned I didn’t loose all of it. It now very thick and is to my ankles. I planned to wear it curled and down for the wedding. I also plan to wear a lace type headband wrap in my hair.
I’m struggle with veil ideas. I don’t want a big or long veil. When I was nervous I fidget a lot!!! Even while at the bridal shop, I fidget so much with long veils I had accidently pulled my veil off several times. Plus I don’t want to cover up my hair. I would like a blusher. I love the whole, lift the veil for the kiss idea.
Can you lift the veil on a Bird cage veil? I also thought the short veils, but will it look silly with my crazy hair flowing so far beyond it? I can’t find any pics of hair longer than the veil. Will this look silly? Both short and bird cage veils look good on me.
I’m just bouncing ideas off others, also looking for other who had hair longer than their veil.
Post # 3
My hair from about 4 years ago, it’s longer and thicker now. Plus I have someone doing my hair so it will have prettier curls than my sorry attempt at it! LOL
Post # 4
Wow, your hair is gorgeous.
Yes, you can definitely lift the veil using a birdcage veil. You can get a birdcage veil that is long enough that it needs to be lifted in order to kiss, in case you’re worried about that looking weird.
A short veil might look a little funny, but you could try some on to see what they look like on you.
Post # 5
Thank you Rhopalocera!
I think I will go again, without the nervousness of trying on dresses I might think clearer and try on veils. Pull my hair down too and truely see what looks best.
I keep going back and forth thinking the short veils will look silly or not!!! I don’t want to cover up my hair with a full veil.
Post # 6
Your hair is beautiful! I have long hair too – though not quite that long (mine is hip length at the moment) and plan to wear it down for the wedding.
I had the same internal dilemma either having a long veil covering up my hair, or a shorter veil that (potentially) looks funny. Personally, I didn’t like my hair sticking out past the veil. What I decided was to wear a long, simple veil for the ceremony, but then take it off and leave my hair down and visible for the reception, with a small sparkle comb for an accent. That could be an option to consider!
Either way, go to a place that will let you try on a wide variety of legth veils and just play around with it until you find the veil length you like. If you find one short enough to look intentional (maybe shoulder length?), it could look great!
Post # 7
When I mean short, I mean about to the shoulder length short. Anything that I can touch I will fidget with and more likely pull off. I think I’m gonna go in and just try on veils, have an easy hair do that I pull down and put back up and try.
I was just curious if anyone else has ever had their hair longer than their veil.