Post # 1
so. i’ve tried on a bunch of veils with my dress, and every single one of them has been wrong. the bridal shop doesn’t have anything with a raw edge, which i know i want, or anything longer than elbow length (i know, it’s absurd). and i’m at a loss with trying to figure out what will look good with my dress (mori lee 6726).
part of me wants a really long cathedral or chapel length veil with a pretty design at the very bottom (lace applique or embroidery or beading). part of me wants a veil that goes down just past my tailbone. i plan on making my veil, it’s just a matter of length.
but i also know that i’m not a small person (i’m plus sized), and it’s a ballgown. so can i wear a long long veil with it? or should i stick to something shorter? i plan on wearing my hair up, and having a clip or comb that’s blingy and will stay in my hair for the reception, after i remove the veil.
Post # 3
if you want a cathedral- its your day!
go for it! i have a ball gown an im wearing one.
Post # 4
First off…your dress is beautiful! You can definitely wear a cathedral veil with that, but if you are planning on showing off that belt in the back.. i would maybe stick to something shorter as not to cover it up.
Post # 5
Since you’re DIYing it, I would say to buy enough tulle for a cathedral-length veil (tulle is inexpensive), and you can always shorten it if you change your mind.
You could also think about doing a long veil for the ceremony and switching to a short one for the reception?
Post # 6
Oh my goodness that is the dress that I was going to buy!!! i tried on a short one with it. The veil came down to my shoulder blades – so not very long at all. It looked really lovely with the dress. My sister actually cried when she saw me in it.
That was on me and I understand everyone is different. You should try on every length veil until you find one that suits and then make one that length.