Post # 1
So this is my wedding dress (Essense of Australia Style #D1319), and I’m having the HARDEST time choosing a veil… I mean, this decision is tougher for me than picking the dress itself! LOL! I really want chapel/cathedral length, and I’d LOVE for it to tie in all of the lace on the dress, but everything I’ve found has more of a Spanish flair, which I’d like to avoid… My wedding is going to be very country chic. Any advice sould be GREAT! Thank you all in advance! 🙂
Post # 3
I think the trick is going to be getting a veil that has lace edging that does not come up towards your face but is more towards the bottom of it. I tried one on like that and it made it look much more veil-like instead of like a mantilla.
FWIW, I LOVE more plain veils with lace dresses, I think it really lets the dress shine. Cut edge veils are so pretty – and cheaper too, haha.
I’m off to search Etsy for some veils for you!
Post # 4
I agree. I think you could pull off a cathedral length veil with just lace at the bottom, or just a serged/finished hem and no lace. Otherwise, You could do a fingertip veil with lace edging. BTW, beautiful dress! I love it!
Post # 5
Here’s one, she can make it in any length.
Post # 6
You want to avoid a Spanish look, and you chose a fit-and-flare dress with lots of tiered ruffles? You do realize that’s a very flamenco-influenced style, right?
Still, as PPs have noted, you have lots of options in terms of veil styles, and if you choose one with a raw or ribbon edge or lace just on the bottom, or with some volume on top, it won’t look so much like a mantilla would.
Post # 7
@NAvery: Thank you so much! This is gorgeous and extremely helpful! 😀 The bridal shop where I purchased my dress doesn’t have anything like this! I definitely need to encourage them to get more options, because I want to try them with the dress before I purchase.