(Closed) Veil?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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5778 posts
Bee Keeper

My favorite type of veil is a really sheer, single tiered fingertip, with or without any edge treatment. I love a bit of sparkle too and I think that length is the most universally flattering, regardless of your  height. The sheerness also doesn’t hide any back of the dress detail.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

If the plain veil was too boring but you don’t want to hide the back of the dress then do a more detailed veil but keep it short. Just make sure the detail on the veil goes with the dress so you don’t have crystals all over your dress and lace on your veil.

Post # 5
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Have you tried on a sheer cathedral veil. With some of them you would be able to still see the back of your dress perfectly. Also in regards to a fingertip veil you could always have crystal edging to frame your fame to add a little spark to the veil.

Post # 7
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105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

How about a very sheer, long drop veil? Drop veils tend to be so sheer that the detail will show through the veil… it’ll all just be softened. The length can add a bit of drama without obscuring your beautiful dress.

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

Being your height and having had the same issue with a veil, I sympathize. My advice is “Don’t give up!” You will find it (took me 3 months!) Your gown is BEAUTIFUL, and the detail is lovely. You’ll want a sheer, single tier veil that allows guests to see all that detail, and as for length, I’d go with chapel or fingertip (no longer as veils will be a bit longer on you than an average person). Good luck!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have a very detailed dress (all lace overlay with beading) and I was torn with the veil issue too.  I did a good bit of reading on this and the truth is that you don’t want the veil to end were the detail it so a fingertip would actually be the wrong length.  You want to get a veil that is longer- either floor, or maybe chapel length).  this way the sheer would let the dress shine through.  I also opted for a finished edge without detailing since the dress has so much. 

Post # 11
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298 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m wearing a bubble veil!  I just bought it from another bee, and can’t wait to wear it.  She said it was her favorite part of her wedding gear and got so many compliments.  My dress has unique detail on the back that I also didn’t want to cover up so I too wanted a shorter veil.

Here are pics in case you may be interested.  Good luck!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I vote for sheer cathedral too.  They are so elegant.  I think fingertip or shorter veils can cut us short girls off at the wrong place, but the long one makes us look taller.  Just my opinion.

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