(Closed) To wear a veil, or not to wear a veil!

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Do we like birdcage veils?
    No. : (10 votes)
    36 %
    Yes, very glamorous! : (18 votes)
    64 %
  • Post # 3
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Yes, I do like birdcage veils. I think they look lovely if it’s with the right dress, and yes, very glamourous.

    Post # 4
    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Claxton Farm

    I started out with no veil, then went to being open to a birdcage, and now I’m waiting on my waltz-length real-deal veil to arrive! Crazy!

    You may not be as fickle as me, but you might try on a few different kinds so you’re definitely sure!

    Post # 5
    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think they have to match the dress, the style of the event, AND the personality of the bride. There are some dresses, venues, levels of formality, and personalities that wouldn’t fit very well with this style of veil. Like, I have trouble picturing a birdcage veil with a big cathedral length satin ball gown with pick-ups, in a super-formal cathedral and a sit-down dinner with multiple courses of unpronounceable food and string quartets all night. Maybe I’m wrong–the right bride could pull it off and I just haven’t seen it done. 

    However, when the birdcage veil matches these other aspects of the wedding, they’re stunning! They’re definitely worth considering, especially if they’ve caught your fancy!

    Post # 7
    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    birdcages are gorgeous…I absolutely love them and purchased on to wear…except I tried on a bunch of veils since and ended up going for the biggest one I could get my hands on! haha…I might be a two veil bride!

    But agreed….I think the birdcage doesn’t necessarily suit all dresses/looks…BUT if you love the look, then be confident and go forward πŸ™‚

    Post # 8
    278 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I was totally not going to wear a veil, but then I thought, well, when else in your life do you get to wear one? I’m thinking birdcage or bubble now, but I think the best way to decide is to try some on with your dress. I can’t wait to go do that.

    Post # 9
    12 posts
    • Wedding: June 2011

    When I started thinking about what I pictured for my wedding, the one thing about which I was absolutely certain was that I would NOT be wearing a veil. Of course, I’ve always thought birdcage veils are lovely, but I just couldn’t get excited about the prospect of strapping a piece of tulle (or netting) to my head. Romantic, I know. At the same time, I knew my mother secretly wanted me to at least consider wearing a veil, so I’ve come up with a solution that I’m actually really pleased with: I’m going to wear a small birdcage veil in my bridal portraits, and go veil-less on the actually wedding day. No swathing my head in netting or tulle on one of the most important days of my life, but I still get to have the experience of wearing a veil (because like it or not, it seems to be framed as a sort of rite of passage to some degree – you only get to wear a veil once, and all that), and I really get to act the part for my bridal portraits. Now I just have to find the right veil . . .

    Post # 10
    304 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I voted yes, but have personally decided against a veil. I’ll be outside in the beach wind… not a good combo!!

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