Post # 1
I’m considering using my mom’s veil from her 1960s marriage as my ‘something old’, but it is attached to a big, yellowed, dated headpiece that I don’t like. I guess I can attach it to something that will affix to my hair/head? I tend to like simple stuff, am quite opposed to tiara type things,and even rhinestones make me a bit nervous… I’m feeling quite clueless about how the whole veil thing works and would greatly appreciate any advice you all might be able to offer!
Post # 3
My veil actually just attaches to a simple comb, with no decoration. So you see nothing but the veil; the comb is hidden in your hair. You can also attach the veil, as you said, to a comb decorated with something. Most of the veils I tried on in the shop were actually attached to just a plain comb, and if you wanted additional bling you bought a separate tiara or other headpiece.
You might want to go to a bridal salon and try on a few veils, just to see what you end up liking. You can then buy the equipment you need to renovate your mom’s veil. But if you don’t want any bling, just a appropriate-sized hair comb is probably the thing that you want.
Post # 5
I too am using my mom’s veil, and it too was attached to a hideous cap. A Juliet’s cap is what she said it was called. Fortunately, my mom had it custom made and the stiching was pretty easy to take out by myself. I had the seamstress from my bridal salon sew it onto a simple clear comb with no decoration. I’m sure I could have done this is 10 minutes, but I didn’t want to mess with it. Fortunately it was not yellowed, but she said if it had been usually it’s simple to restore back to white by a respectable company that also cleans and preserves wedding gowns. Apparently they do it all the time, so no worries! I’d give your seamstress a call for recommendations for cleaners as well as some direction of style of your new veil.