(Closed) Traditional veil? Birdcage veil? Or no veil? Thoughts please…

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m not wearing a veil. Getting married in a church, but looking at just getting some sort of halo hair piece with a flower design to wear. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

It is absolutely NOT required that you wer a veil. I would actually opt to not do so with your dress, and do some other type of hair adornment…like a really great comb perhaps. That being said if you absolutely want to wear one I’d say traditional vs. birdcage.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I think a birdcage would look nice with this dress. Kind of a vintage look.

 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I planned to wear a birdcage veil for ages until I tried one on and hated it. But I didn’t want anything with lace or beading or crystals.  Something simple was all I wanted but stylish (to me!) I ended up with an ivory veil that had a horsehair trim.  I copped abit of flack from my dress shop but I freaking loved it!!! 

I only wore it for the ceremony and a few photos.  

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I don’t think veils are a requirement.

that said, I’m wearing a chapel length veil for the ceremony no a birdcage at the reception. Try a birdcage or a fascinator, maybe?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

A plain, raw edge, cathedral length veil would look beautiful.

That being said, of course you don’t need a veil, but I always think something on the head makes a bride look “finished” and not just like a girl in a beautiful dress. You could wear a fascinator (like the model picture). If you do want a veil, why not a tulle birdcage with some sparklies? Like this:

 

Because you like modern things, you could also get away with a shorter, poofier veil that can be hard to pull off, but I think would look great with that dress.

 

You might even like a bubble veil, which can be styled as poofy as you’d like.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Love the shorter poufy veils too!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Outdoors

You don’t need to wear a veil unless you want a super traditional wedding, how are you wearing your hair? if you have your hair out and curly you don’t need one, if you wear it up I think it looks nice to have some sort of head piece 🙂 not necessarily a veil though, Have a look at some bridal blogs for inspiration! PS. what a stunning dress!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I love the contrast between a fitted dress and a traditional long chapel length veil 

but at the end of the day, you cant go wrong with any option. Wear what will make you feel beautiful

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Btw that dress looks stunning on you!!! 

I didn’t even realise they were the stock photos of the same dress till I went back and read what you wrote

Post # 15
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Newbee

I agree with PP,  that dress looks AMAZING on you! Way better than teh stock pics.

If you don’t want to do a veil go for it. I think your dress will look great either way.

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