Post # 1
I am so torn!!!! I am such a classic kind of gal and thought I would wear a long veil. But then I got to thinking… I L O V E the back of my dress and don’t want it to be totally covered during the ceremony (since that’s what people will be looking at a lot). Then I thought about birdcage veils. HOWEVER, I do not want to look too trendy and I am not sure it will even look good with my dress… But I do like the vintage-ness of the birdcage. Here is my dress. (sorry i can’t find a pic of the back…. but it bascially is a low-ish back that comes to a “V”).
Post # 3
i don’t really have any thoughts one way or the other because i’m going thru the same thing!
my dress is similar to yours (it’s allure c182) and i’ve been going back and forth on what veil i should wear- i’m torn between a fingertip-length mantilla or a birdcage. i had been wanting a birdcage veil for a long time- until everyone and their dog started wearing them. but when i picked out my dress, i tried it on with a mantilla and it brought tears to my eyes, so i’ve been set on that for the last 5 months.
however, i want to have my back/shoulders covered for the ceremony-totally opposite of you, hah. and i’m having a hard time finding a shrug/bolero (that’s not sheer) that won’t “compete” with a mantilla. so now i’m wondering if maybe a birdcage veil would be a better way to go….it’s such tough decision!
Post # 4
I actually like both looks so it’s very hard for me to decide. I decided to vote for the veil though because I’m more of a traditional kind of girl. I don’t think you’ll go wrong either way.
Post # 5
I vote birdcage. The dress has a lacey vintage look and would go well with a birdcage.
The right type of birdcage would really compliment it in my opinion; the longer veil would compete with the gown rather than complement it.
Post # 6
May be the cathedral veil for the ceremony and the bird cage for the reception.
Post # 8
It depends on how you feel with either. I’ve tried on a birdcage, but it’s just too much with my glasses and I don’t like the way it looked on me. You really should try them on to decide. Maybe post pictures here?
Post # 9
@francescatatiana: Your dress is gorgeous. I voted for chapel length, but that’s just my personal taste.
Post # 10
I voted veil but both would work 🙂
Post # 11
I LOVE your dress, so pretty! I vote for a veil. It’s so classic and will stay in style. While a birdcage is “classic vintage”, I think it’s also trendy right now and the trend will wear off after a few years and it might look outdated. A veil is much more sleek and will never go out of style!
Post # 12
Wow!!! Thank you all SO much for your input. I’m now leaning more towards the chapel length veil…. However, trying them both on with the dress is a GREAT idea! Thanks so much.
Post # 13
Oh I have this problem!!! I ordered Allure 8764 in white:) I love the back of mine and think a sheer single layer cathedral veil would look good and then maybe a birdcage pushed to the side for the reception:)
Post # 14
I also vote for chapel length, but I’ve never been a birdcage gal. Definitely preference.
Post # 15
I decided to go with the chapel length veil!!!! It is just going to be perfect! I’ll post a pic when my mom finishes making it 🙂
Post # 16
I completely understand your dilemma. I was there, too.
When I got engaged in 2010, I was ALL about the romantic birdcage (the tulle one with the little hat and flowers on it from DB)–but then I realized I am a much more traditional person. That birdcage would have looked better with a knee-length wedding dress on me. When I tried on my dress with the veil, I completely changed my mind. I’m getting a mantilla veil and my seamstress who made my gown is applying the lace for my veil! 🙂 I am much happier and it matches my style + personality so much better.
I was concerned about my back not showing through a veil, but I think it will be just fine. I think the bride’s face should be the showcase, not necessarily the dress or veil. Best wishes!