(Closed) To veil or not to veil?

posted 4 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I vote yes for the ceremony, I don’t have a reason other than why not!? 🙂

Post # 4
1402 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014


I’m of the opinion that fingertip veils don’t really look good on most brides – they’re not flattering.  I know – how can a translucent piece of fabric be unflattering?  It tends to make the bride look shorter and wider.  Cathedral or chapel veils are always a win and look amazing on ANY bride.

Post # 5
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@somethingclaretandblue:  Veil, absolutely! I think you can’t go wrong with a white fingertip-length veil. It can be cut edge and completely unadorned but I think something that had a crystal edge or some scattered crystals all over would look nice too. Just don’t cover up that gorgeous detail on your train – it’s too pretty to hide! 

Post # 6
2069 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

veil. always veil.

i like to chime in to every veil post and adamantly state that we NEVER EVER EVER get another chance to wear a veil. veil FTW. i agree with pp, chapel or cathedral always.

Post # 7
6549 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@somethingclaretandblue:  VEIL!!! Its a ballgown so it would definitely complete the look. I may be biased because I LOVE veils I think they add to the bridal look. I feel that it also add a little drama to the look. I would feel incomplete as a bride if I didn’t have a veil.

I think a Cathedral veil would go with any dress, if you don’t get a cathedral, then get one that at least goes down below the hips, its not a fingertip veil, I don’t know the name.


I wore my veil for ceremony and pictures and took it off for the reception. I had a cathedral veil and loved it


Post # 8
43 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

That dress is gorgeous – stunning! I also vote cathedral.

The gown I got for when we were going to have a church wedding at home was a similar cut & train and I got a cathedral veil with tiny sparkles on the veil (not on the blusher). It went the length of my train and looked amazing. Now I’m getting married in Hawaii with a totally different dress and just chopped my hair off. Needless to say this veil is totally useless unless I DIY it into something else!

Go cathedral all the way!


Post # 9
92 posts
Worker bee

I vote YES for veil! Your dress is beautiful, by the way. 

Post # 11
11328 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@somethingclaretandblue: I say yes and a cathedral length to match the dress train,  they’d compliment each other perfectly.

Post # 12
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My dress is very similar, and I’m going to have on an elbow length veil and personally I think it’s the perfect length for me.

Post # 13
11274 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Your dress is gorgeous! I like it more than I liked my own! I almost always recommend a sheer, raw-edge, cathedral-length veil, because it’s so beautiful and elegant and doesn’t interrupt the lines of the gown, and it’s sheer enough to allow details of the gown to show through. I think a veil such as that would look gorgeous with your dress!

Post # 14
11274 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

If it helps, here is a picture of how mine looked. You can see how clear the details of the dress still can be despite the presence of a veil.

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