Post # 1
Hey Bees! So, my wedding is quickly approaching; and I am stumped on a veil to get (mostly because I went into this convinced that I did NOT want one…but my church requires something). My fiance is disgusted with the “birdcage” 🙁 My dress is the Allure 8800. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!
Post # 3
I’ve never heard of a church requiring you to wear one. What about a lace edged mantilla? If you really want a birdcage, he’ll get over it, especially if you only wear it during the ceremony.
Post # 4
I agree with oandm, a lace edged mantilla could look really pretty or else a very simple single layer veil without any edge detail. I also didn’t think I wanted a veil, but when I tried one on with my dress I felt so much more like a bride. So, I went from not wanting a veil at all to buying a cathedral length veil. If you can, I’d go try some on with your dress and see what you’re most comfortable wearing and what looks good with your dress… you might surprise yourself 🙂
Post # 5
No worries on this one, veils are very easy to find and usually inexpensive (under 100). go to your nearest bridal shop or search Amazon.com to find a good price and fast delivery. The great thing is, veils are attached to a comb and can be removed after the ceremony.
Here are two options that would look nice with your lace dress:
This website has a picture of a girl sitting down with a lace edge veil on and a lace dress at the top of the website. This would be a good option. Lace edge would match nicely.
This thread has a girl wearing a short veil which would be really pretty as well, especially if you are not into veils. Shoulder length would be fine for your church, I am sure. Just scroll down the thread to see the picture.
Good luck! Mantilla veils are beautiful too, but more dramatic.
My dress isnt lace so I am wearing a circular elbow length veil with blusher, it has sparkly decorations on the bottom and sides that match my dress. I think its always about matching the dress. Find a veil that accents your dress, not takes away from it. Bring your dress with you when looking for a veil. Try on the look together. also, your seamstress may have some options too, sometimes they can make a simple one. Good luck!
Post # 6
I think a fingertip length plain veil would be pretty.
Post # 7
Oh, what *gorgeous* lace on your dress! I think you can definitely find a veil you’ll love.