(Closed) Torn between a veil & birdcage… anyone struggle with this?

posted 4 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Your dress sounds very similar to mine. I did struggle with this because I thought a birdcage would probably look really nice and sort of cool but in the end I got the veil because that’s how I always envisioned getting married. It sounds stupid but veils sort of add to that special bride moment in a way birdcages can’t. 

I ended up getting a finger tip length, double layer, raw edge veil (even though I thought I hated fingertip) and putting a big floral piece in my hair. The finger tip length is good because you can leave it on during the reception. I think with the veil and the flowers I got the best of both worlds. 

 

 

sorry I don’t have better photos of the whole outfit – still waiting to get my photos back 🙂

Post # 3
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260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I just googled your dress – it’s almost identical to my WTOO Mimi…you have good taste 😉

Post # 4
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951 posts
Busy bee

I love bird cage veils! I never even considered a long veil. Ultimately I wore hair jewelry and no veil at all. I have zero regrets. 

Post # 5
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1722 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

The birdcage is really cute!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I have very short hair and knew I wanted something to bridal it up, but also knew H would think a veil was silly.  But while dress shopping, none of the birdcages or fascinators seemed right.  After talking with my now sister in law, and lots of time looking, I realized I wanted a simple chin length veil, no longer than my hair (which hits at the nape of my back).  SIL had mad her finger tip veil for $14 after a trip to Davids with her mom, and then a trip to Honby Lobby to buy what they needed to make what was $150 at DB.  So I made one myself for $20, mostly because the comb cost $14.  My hairdresser friend did my hair before we left to wedding-moon elope, and had me bring it so she could put it on me correctly and then helped me trim it to the right length.  

I was happy with how it worked out, it was me

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

tiffany7 :  is getting both an option? you could wear the long veil for the ceremony, and wear the birdcage at the reception?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

tiffany7 :  then you could have the best of both worlds (: you could do pics in each of them as well. 

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