Post # 1
So I’m getting my dress made Jasmines Bridal Shop, and I’m really confused about what to do about a veil. When I tried on dresses initially I really disliked the veil and it made me feel very 80’s. I think the ones the sales lady put on were too short, and placed too high on my head. I figure that if I’m going to get a veil, I should get Jasmines to make it while my dress is being made.
So I know I definitely want a hairpiece like the ones below, but I’m not sure if I should do a veil also. I’m completely clueless about veils, and didn’t think I wanted one. Then I think “when else will I ever get to wear a veil?” and then I think of Randy on SYTTD saying “You’re just a girl in a white dress without a veil”, and I definitely want to feel like a bride.
So heres where I need your help! If you have any suggestions, ideas, pictures, anything – I’d love to hear and see them!
Here’s my dress:
I’d like a hairpiece something like this:
I’m thinking a plain veil, but I’m not sure about material or length, or if I should just forget it all together. HELP!
Post # 3
I LOVE your hairpiece and I think a veil for this dress could be really fun.
I like birdcage veils and I think it would look good for this dress, but if you’re not comfortable with those short veils I understand.
How about this type of veil? http://www.joann.com/wilton-blunt-edge-rhinestone-bridal-veil/xprd985640/
Post # 4
@jojodahling: WOW! That veil is super cute! I didn’t know that Wilton made veils! Thank you for your suggestion, I love the little bling throughout it!
Post # 5
I had a busy, textured skirt gown and a feathered handband that is similar to your hairpiece and I went without a veil since I was doing my hair down and it was a lot going on between the skirt, the bouquet, the feathers, etc.
If you pin your hair back like the picture so that the hairpiece is low and back, then you can do a simple veil that’s attached to the back of your head, like where the clip/comb is. Here’s an example from WB:
Post # 6
@sparkle621: I love rhinstone veils, I tried on one while at the bridal salon and it really adds pop to your overall bridal look. I am glad you like it I hope you get a lot of great ideas from this thread!
Post # 7
@sparkle621: As you know I love veils, and you are right, if you don’t wear one on this very special day, then you never will.
Because your skirt is so full, I would probably recomment a shorter veil to balance the fullness of the skirt. But I am not an expert. Also a veil will give you an outline around your face/shoulders, so I am thinking not something just hanging at the back, but sort of around the shoulders to about finger tip length.
Yes, crystals scattered would be beautiful with a raw edge, it will match the belt.
You could always change to the hair piece for the reception which will give you more flexibility of movement.
Have you had your hair trial yet? This will impact on the veil choice also, unless you are having a drop veil, which as the name suggests just drops over your head.
Post # 8
@lilbluebird: See I feel the same way, I feel like there is alot going on already with the skirt, hairpiece, & belt. I do like how the veil is pinned at the back, since I don’t plan on having it cover my face at any point. Thanks for your suggestion!
@jojodahling: I do love that little pop! I’m already getting such great ideas!
@aussiemum: Yes, I’m thinking that a finger tip veil would be the perfect length. The back of the dress should be pretty fabulous and I want it to be seen 🙂 With some sparkle of course!
I haven’t had my hair trial yet, I’m going to do it closer to the day. My wedding is in June of next year, so maybe April? I’d like to have everything (dress, veil, hairpiece) so I can see what will work with everything.
Post # 10
@sparkle621: You are not alone. I went thru an anti veil phase. I never even tried any on. I very much wanted a statement feathered piece and tried them on and didnt like it. Then decided on a birdcage veil. It clashed with my dress. Ultimately bought a tulle veil. But I bought a rhinestone comb but its going under the veil a la charlene wittstock. if you absolutely want both, i like the idea using the veil for the ceremony and headpiece for the reception.
Post # 11
@sparkle621: I don’t think there are any set rules on wearing both veil and hairpeice! I wore both…..heck it’s the only time you will ever be able to wear a veil so I def say go for it! If you are going for a bolder hair accessory like the one in the pic you posted I think a simple elbow or fingertip veil one teir placed underneath it would be pretty.
I wore a really blingly hair comb on the side and then a 2 teir rhinestone trim veil behind! I am def a fan on veils b/c this will be the only time you get to wear one so def go for it!!
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
@sparkle621: Hey Sparkle,
I saw your post on the Jasmine’s thread. I would totally rock that feather headpiece with a chapel length tulle veil for the ceremony, and then just wear the feather for the reception.
Best of both words!
Post # 13
I LOVE your dress! I think you could definitely have a hair piece and a veil. That way you can take the veil out for the reception but still have a little something special in your hair for theses photos.
Post # 14
OOOOOHHHH! I really love the hairpiece!!
Post # 15
That hairpiece is adorable, I think you could still have a bedazzled veil to go along with it if that is the direction you are heading for. Beaded edges would look nice!
Post # 16