Post # 1
Now that the dress is in, I’m starting to think about veils. I’m lucky in that the shop I’m getting my dress from has an in-house milliner who I like so as long as the cost is not prohibitive, there is an opportunity to customize. My main brief to the milliner was that I really love movement (it was a big criteria for me in getting my dress). We’re getting married in puerto rico so I’d love something that beautifully catches the wind without going crazy.
My dress has a chapel length train and so far I’m most drawn to that length of veil but also open to a fingertip or ballet length veil (I know those might catch the wind better. I definitely want double layer and am also thinking some gathering in the back. But I know there are pros and cons to that (pro being I love how elegant it looks, con being that it hids the back details of the dress more as well as my hair.
I’m also looking for a very simple veil since my dress is intricate, but my dress came with some extra lace appliques that we could use if we don’t need them in alterations.
Tell me about your veil! How did you pick it. Do you have pictures of how it looks in pictures? Anything you wish you would have known in advance or things you were glad you chose based on your experience day of. (Though brides to be pictures & experiences welcome too!)
Post # 2
I wanted a really thick, simple long looking veil and ended up getting a cathedral veil with sporadic sparkles that catch the light but are not extremely noticable otherwise. I had my dress on in store and my bm came over with it and I am so plain I was like ok I’ll try it why not and loved it! It’s long and thick like I wanted just with extra bling.
I am a fan of veils, it’s one of my favourite thing about the entire ensemble, the longer and thicker the better IMO 🙂
Post # 3
I also meant to go with a simple, shorter veil since my dress has a lot of lace in it. However, in the end, the chapel length lace veil really made the whole ensamble, so I went for it! It’s the only time I will be wearing such a beautiful, luxurious item, so why not?
Post # 4
I ordered mine from JJ’s House! I found a long, 10 foot one for $10.99. I took it to my fittings at this expensive boutique and the quality was higher than half of their $200+ ones! They couldn’t believe how much I paid lol.
Post # 5
I love long veils!!for me the veil needs to be longer than the train of the dress.
when I got my dress they had a cathedral veil with the same lace my dress had so I got it.
It didn’t have q comb attached (in case you wanted double, a blusher, or whatever) but I asked for it to be like a mantilla and I loved the efect!!
Post # 6
I had a chapel (bordering on cathedral) length veil as well. I absolutely adored it. I wore it for our ceremony and portraits only. I chose to go with a single-layer veil with no embellishment because there was so much lace on my dress.
Post # 7
I’m going all out for drama! I love cathedral length veils, so that was a no-brainer for me. I also wanted something light enough that it would catch the wind and have good movement as well. I opted for a single layer because I love the open back of my dress and didn’t want to cover it up.
Post # 8
Mine was plain rolled edge chapel length, two teir. My dress was HP Decklyn so I didn’t want to compete with it. I felt ethereal on the day.
Post # 9
I am very 50/50 on a veil but ooooo do I love the romance is brings to any bridal look.
Any bee’s have a juliet cap veil?
Post # 10
mimivac : I too am planning on a dress with a lot of lace and back detail, and I previously wasn’t really sold on the idea of a veil period. But when I went dress shopping my consultant sold me on a single layer sheer veil with face-framing lace like yours that I can drape over my shoulders during the ceremony for a different look. The one she recommended was fingertip length because the lace edging fell nicely between the lace detail on my butt and on the start of the train haha.
I felt the same way about it being a unique opportunity to wear a dramatic accessory.
Post # 11
These veils are all stunning!
I was planning on getting something super simple or just skipping a veil all together. Then a really good friend of mine got married a few months before me with a cathedral length veil and I HAD to have one! I’m so glad I went with a long veil. We had a courthouse wedding and it made me feel more like a bride. It also was great for photos. We got married not too far from the beach so there was quite a bit of wind and movement. I have a ton of pics that captured the movement in my veil well.
I bought my veil from Etsy for like $40. It’s butterscotch colored and just a single layer with a comb. I feel like if I got it from a bridal store it would have been at least $100.
Post # 12
kelbrimale : I chose a plain, single layer, rolled edge cathedral length veil. I’ve always wanted cathedral length because I think it is SO bridal and whimsical. I went with plain, single layer because my dress had a lot of detail, especially in the back, and I didn’t want to take away from that. I felt like it was understated and simple, but the length made it a little dramatic.
Post # 13
Keep the pictures coming! I’m LOVING seeing all these veils especially in situation with their dresses.
Post # 14
rachelmichelle : I love the movement of your veil. That’s exactly what I’m going for.
Post # 15
kelbrimale : Thank you! I felt so bridal in it.
The bridal salon where I purchased my dress couldn’t keep one on hand because girls kept purchasing the floor model, and it would take 2 months to get another one in. I was the third bride to buy one off the floor- they’d only had it for a week lol.