Veil Conundrum

posted 6 months ago in Accessories
  • poll:
    Keep the veil you have : (16 votes)
    50 %
    Find a new veil : (16 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 2
    458 posts
    Helper bee

    I think the veil is goergous but it doesnt fit your hollywood theme

    Post # 3
    1731 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    Try a finger length veil, plain white with a pencil edge. 

    Post # 4
    8206 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: Dorset, UK

    I think the veil is stunning but doesn’t seem to fit the aesthetic you are going for. Beautiful dress and hair inspo by the way. 

    Post # 6
    1560 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

    Honestly, if you love this veil, go with this veil. Presumably you won’t be wearing the veil the whole night, and I don’t think it takes away from the overall effect of your hair/accessories.

    Tbh I think a true old hollywood style veil would either detract from your hair (lots of voluminous tulle, little caps, blushers etc.), or just not quite look right overall (a birdcage would be very underwhelming with that lovely dress).

    Post # 7
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I really like the veil, and I also don’t see how it wouldn’t fit an Old Hollywood look or the rest of the accessories.

    My questions are regarding the arm coverage. Have you tried walking while wearing it? It probably won’t lay on your arms when you walk. Also, do you plan on wearing it all night? If yes, you’ll have to worry about people stepping on it. If you don’t plan on wearing it all night, did you plan on having something else to cover your arms? I don’t think a veil is the best item for arm coverage. 

    Post # 9
    712 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I get the whole wanting a lace veil and then it not working with your dress I’m in the same predicament. I feel like beaded sparkley one in lace pattern would go better then the lace one. If you want that old Hollywood vibe you may want something on the shorter side. 

    Post # 10
    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    I like it, I don’t think it’s overhwelming, and I think it can fit in with an Old Hollywood theme if you’re confident. More Rita Hayworth in a movie than any of her real life veils, but hey. Speaking of confidence, obviously everyone has their insecurities, no guilt about working around them, you deserve comfort your wedding day, but your arms are lovely.

    Any interest in a cape/capelet? I probably wouldn’t mix it with a veil, except perhaps just the right little fascinator (and OH! would that hairstyle and dress look pretty with a fascinator), if you’re committed to veils. Obviously capes are very trendy right now and thus might make people think modern rather than retro, but they were huge on the red carpet for years. The fabric of that veil would make a stunning cape.

    Post # 11
    1898 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    Personally, I love the veil and think it compliments your dress. If you like it, wear it. Like you said, it will only be for the ceremony. You will still get the look you want for the reception and you will get plenty of pictures in and out of the veil. So you kind of get the best of both worlds! 

    I am wearing a really pretty hairpiece that my veil is going over. At first I was disappointed because you couldn’t really see it, but now I’m excited that I get 2 looks for the day! 

    Post # 12
    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    I’m considering a Hollywood waves hairstyle as well, with side part and some sort of silver comb accessory. 

    My veil is fingertip length with a narrow lace trim. The plan is to wear it draped over my shoulders for the ceremony and take it off for the reception.

    I think your veil is beautiful and you should wear it if you love it rather than trying to exactly match a style. Especially if you plan take it off after the ceremony and showcase the hairstyle at the reception.

    Post # 13
    8173 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    newbee90 :  

    Love your dress. And  the veil  in its own right , but  I agree with a pp that it doesn’t really fit your   aesthetic . I would go for one with a  narrow  horsehair edge.  Or even tiny crystal edge.   

    Post # 14
    1208 posts
    Bumble bee

    A birdcage or fascinator would rock. I saw a lovely large crystal side piece today that was super glam. Also you don’t “need” a veil… to look bride y:) 

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