(Closed) Silly Veil Question- Clueless Pixie

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

Have you considered a birdcage veil? I think they look so great with short hair!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Im a pixie girl. I got a big double bubble veil, im wearing a large headband underneath to hold tge veil in place. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Cherry Orchard

I also have a thick, course wavy pixie! I’ve tried on veils and they stay in my hair. it might just be best to go to David’s bridal and see if the combs work with your texture. It might stay on its own–maybe a metal comb vs plastic? ย 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I have long thick hair. My veil still fell out. The photographer actually got a picture of it but it felt before and during the ceremony when I had someone push it back in and fell out again after the ceremony but before pictures and decided it wasn’t worth the hassle. If you go with a veil, play with it beforehand and experiment with different ways for it to feel secure.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Attach one to the base of the headband similar to the one you are wearing in the pictures (or one you like) for a low veil. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I know from your previous posts that you’re around my age. I always wanted a bubble veil but when I put one on, depsite looking really young for my age (like you do!), I felt a bit silly and old. I never feel like that so it shocked me a bit. I’m not one for age-specific dressing commands at all but it felt wrong for me, a bit frivolous and first-communion-ish. I am seeing a very sophisticated grown-up dress on you (gorgeous!) so I’d just pin a long veil of this type (photo below) to the back of your thick hair, which I’m guessing holds accessories well. Generally I love more coverage (I’m going drop veil, yeah despite being 40 haha) but your dress and hairstyle suit a simple pin-on and pin-off one that you can remove after the ceremony. A floor length will make you look properly bridal and elongate your body even more echoing the flow of the dress. Keep it bunched up, not covering you.

 

If you’re feeling braver and more fashion-forward, I would love a juliet cap on you. I think they look better on short haired brides, probably because they are from the 20s, a short haired kind of era. This bride has a short-hair look (even if it’s not actually cut short!) and it looks amazing on her. I took the photo from Etsy and there are so many gorgeous Juliet cap veils. Take a look! I was very very tempted but it’s not my style, I’m more bouffanty haha. But I have a bit of a crush on this type of veil anyway. You look like you are confident and into fashion and it would totally suit your dress. That’s my choice anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

 

It is a lot easier to advise other people. I’m still unsure about mine ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I think you shoud skip the veil altogether and use the band you have on in the picture of you in your dress.

Post # 10
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Newbee

One of my best friends has seriously short hair (talking buzzcut #4 all over) and she wore a beautiful long veil.  She had it taken off the comb and attached to a piece of elastic which was then attaced to the tiara she was wearing, so she was able to wear the veil really low and romantic style.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Fellow pixie-cut bride here– I know the veil struggle. I ultimately wound up with a birdcage veil (it’s something I’ve always wanted anyway), but I did almost buy a longer veil that was attached to a crystal flower crown type headband. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I second a juliet cap veil, that was my immediate thought with your pixie, I’m sure you can incorporate your gorgeous headpiece…even if you end up without a veil, you’ll look stunning! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I have a pixie cut, and also have thick, wavy hair that needs to be texturized and thinned. I just tried on some veils and was shocked that they actually stayed in my hair. I’ll do my best to try to describe how they stuck it in my hair, but sorry if this makes no sense!

You know that swirly cowlick spot on the back of your head where, with a pixie, all you hair swirls out in different directions? The point where some hair grows forward toward the front of your head, and some hair grows down the back of your head? I believe the consultant took the comb and suck it in my hair a little above the point where the hair grows forward. But she put it in pointing down the back of my head, so against the direction of the hair. Because my hair is so thick–and because I use a tacky, wax-like product–the veil stayed in no problem. My pixie is a little on the long side though (~2-2.5″ on the top of my head), so your mileage may vary.

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