(Closed) Veil, Hairpiece, or both? Need opinions and help please!

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 5
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@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
737 posts
Busy bee

@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 # 9
1522 posts
Bumble bee

both would look fab

Post # 10
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@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
8424 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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
911 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

OOOOOHHHH! I really love the hairpiece!!

Post # 15
909 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
111 posts
Blushing bee

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