(Closed) To veil or not to veil?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: With this dress, would you wear...
    a veil : (36 votes)
    65 %
    a birdcage : (6 votes)
    11 %
    flowers : (11 votes)
    20 %
    nothing : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have the EXACT same delima!! Lol..An i LOVE that dress!! I also am considering Avon Gardens(-: we must have similar taste!!.. I would suggest trying do figure out your “wedding style”.. like vintage ..or fun and sassy..or woodsy whimsical..like garden nymph(really pretty unique style for garden wedding)….Idk..I’m still trying to figure this out myself!! Google image wedding hair and see what makes you think “I want my pictures to look like that!!”..that’s what I do..ha(-: But agree on the veil..no thanks..BUT I like the flower idea..and the birdcage veil!! You can find then for cheap in some bridal shops(-; hope this helped!!

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would wear a simple flowy veil… you wouldn’t want anything with too much detail..but the look of the dress is really romantic to me. It really depends on the look you’re going for though.. if you want romantic and soft, a veil would do the trick, and a birdcage or flowers would make it more modern and fun. 

    Post # 5
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love veils, I think it gives that final “bridal” touch.  When, ever in your life, are you ever going to have a chance to wear a beautiful veil for a day?

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I you get a singll tier veil it won’t completly hide the detailing of the bak of your dress.  With no embellishments you will still be able to see through it.  That is the route I took.  Chapel length single tier.  Plus you can take it off after the ceremony to expose the gorgeous detailing on the back of that stunning dress!

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I vote for a tulle birdcage.

    Post # 8
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    1088 posts
    Bumble bee

    I love veils.. you’ll never get to one again 🙂 I really think a veil makes the bride look

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    try looking on etsy for birdcage veils, they are muchhhh more affordable than 200!  Plus they are very unique and pretty.  Personally I am making my own for about $10.  If you google birdcage veil tutorials, you’ll see that they are really easy to do.  You can order the netting off amazon or ebay, or use tulle from a fabric store for that kind of look.

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @cldaughe: Oh but your dress is very very sexy.  The open back, peaking cleavage, and the way it curves around the hips, yup, that is pure sexy. I love your dress FAR more than the other dress, FAR more.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee

    I like the flower idea since your wedding is in a garden setting anyway. I also hate veils but I bought one (salesgirl was pushy.. she talked me into it even tho I told her I don’t want one so now I need to sell it.. PM me if you’re interested) but I think a nice, smaller flower (smaller than the one in the second set of pics) or a couple small flowers would look really nice and fit with your venue. 

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I agree completely with tksjewelry, your dress is plenty sexy.

     

    I have a similar Allure dress (8825), and I don’t want to have dress hidden by a veil either.  I’ll be making a headpeice like these:

     

    With a wide band of alencon lace instead of tulle to give the illusion of “veil” without being a veil, and a large ivory flower (most likely a peony or rose).

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    This is a very feminine and romantic dress. I think some soft gathered curls and flowers would look nice. This is pretty much what I’m doing:

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I have the allure 8853, which is very similiar. I opted for no veil because I didn’t want it to cover the keyhole back on my dress and I am not into the whole formality/tradition of it. I am getting a flower made, probably from ETSY, that matches the “sash” on my dress. You could do something in a similiar style, using the decoration on your dress. It can be a simple clip that be strategicaly placed in your hair by your stylist. IMO, which is a little bias because I love lace and your dress in beautiful, but I think the Allure suits your location better- kind of vintage garden romance.

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