(Closed) Veil…

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
1656 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mine was actually one of the first veils that I tried on with my dress.

My dress has a low, “V” back, so I knew that I wanted my veil to be thin enough to be able to show off the back of my dress still. I also have some crystal/sparkly accents on my dress and the veil I chose had randomly placed crystals on it and a crystal-lined comb. I loved it – it seemed to match perfectly and everyone else agreed that it was just right with the dress!

Just go with your gut feeling and what you really love! Then if that isn’t enough, ask for opinions from people whose taste you trust 🙂 Good luck! 

Post # 4
1826 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think pretty much anything goes when it comes to veils as long as you apply some basic logic.    For example, if your dress has a lace pattern, you probably don’t want to pick a clashing pattern on the veil!  Same with the beading on your dress and any beading on the veil. 

Personally, I am a big fan of the less is more camp.  I picked a very simple veil with a thin edging and it looks awesome with my dress.  I tried on some other veils with intricate designs on them and just didn’t like the way they looked.  

I took my dress in to the shop and had it on whilst trying on veils – no way could I have picked a veil without the dress on.   Basically, my mom and I grabbed every veil that was of the length I wanted (fingertip) and tried them all as it only takes a few seconds to try a veil on.  We quickly narrowed our search down and then spent a bit more time selecting the veil we liked best.   And actually, our first time shopping for veils, we didn’t find anything we really liked so we didn’t buy.  Our second time out (when going for alterations actually), we found something that was perfect.  

Your wedding is still a long ways away and veils do not require the length of time to make as dresses so you have plenty of time to pick one. 

Post # 5
6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Hi Kendall, miss you on the Jan2012 board! 🙂

Could you post a pic of your dress? That way we could all make some suggestions for what type of veil might look nice…

Post # 7
6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

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@Mrs.Vowrenewal: Since you have lace on your dress, a mantila veil would match! Just try a few on and see if they work. Ask for a few friends/family members’ opinions.

I would say the only possible problem is if the lace on the mantila veil clashes with the lace pattern on your dress…

Post # 8
9024 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree that most veils compliment most dresses unless there is lots of lace on the dress and clashing lace on the veil you should be fine no matter which veil you choose

Post # 9
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i actually am not going to wear a veil. Neither regular nor a bird cage seems to match my dress.  My dress is very specific, and so i’m just going to do a flower hair piece instead. =)

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