(Closed) Should I keep my birdcage veil or go with a long one?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

you should definitely take some photos to help us help you decide!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Honestly I am not a huge fan.  The cut and length seem a little off to me.  But if you love it go for it.

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love you hair..the veil though I don’t ….its just a personal preference…

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

Hmm…. I LOVE birdcages, but that’s one of the largest I’ve ever seen.

Have you tried it with your hair down? If it were smaller (like one that just covers one eye, you know what style I mean?) I think it would be more flattering to down hairstyles. I’m afraid with the fit it will look like a (motorcycle) helmet with your hair hanging out the back. Not exactly the bridal look you’re probably going for…

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

this might go without saying, but it will probably trim better if you detach it from the comb and trim that side — the finished edge will get cut off otherwise!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would definatly try trimming it down. I would basically take the whole thing apart and find some DIY info on Birdcages. I think itlooks nice with your hair up. I’d just make it a little less dramatic.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I think it’s kind of large for a birdcage.  Do you like that it’s long?  Or do you like the material of the birdcage?  If you like the material I suggest trying to shorten the veil, but don’t just cut it off where you want it, you will have to take it apart at the clip so that you keep that beautiful edge at the bottom.  If you like that it’s long, then you can keep it how it is, or if you don’t like the look then get a different veil.

ETA: Here are the two websites I used to make my birdcage: http://hiphostess.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-to-make-birdcage-veil.html

and:

http://madebymaryann.blogspot.com/2008/04/birdcage-veils-and-how-to-make-one-part_20.html

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would say it is a big longer than most of the birdcage veils i have seen. Like everyone else I would say if you trimmed it just a little it will most likely give you the effect you are going for. Also I love the material for your veil!

@otb- I saved this websites for my DIY birdcage veil. Did it take you long to make yours and was it harder than it appears?

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think it needs to be shorter too.  Maybe right under the jaw line.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

auddurz: that must be the only size they come in at bridal salons because the one i tried on was that long. i’m actually a fan of the longer ones, but not the larger ones.  the one i tried on reminded me of an astronaut’s helmet until I smooshed it down.  btw, I am not sure if i will go with a bird cage or a drop veil either … lol

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