(Closed) Veil Help!

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love raw edge drop veils, they are just so romantic to me.  I think a chapel length would look great with your dress. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I agree that I would go with a raw cut veil in a longer style!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ooh I second a drop veil

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

It looked like your train had satin edging in one of the photos?  Have you considered a satin-edge veil with no other embellishments?  If not, I also think the raw edge looks really pretty.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Miss.GrahamCracker:  oh dont worry we were all in your boat once.  in my best words, a drop veil is when essentially one large veil that acts as a blusher and regular back veil. 

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Miss.GrahamCracker:  Honestly, I don’t love the length of the veil you are wearing in the pic.  If you want a shorter veil, how about elbow length?  Then the veil would hit at your natural waist.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

Yeah, the length-names of veils can be super confusing. They are also very relative – because it makes a big difference how tall you are and how you’re proportioned, where the edge of the veil actually falls. Also keep in mind that usually the edge of the veil is curved, so it’s lower in the very back and shorter on the sides (where you see it in the mirror). A quick-and-dirty reference guide, from shorter to longer:

Bubble veil – very short veil that just covers head and shoulders

Elbow veil – the longest part of the veil is about at your waist. (on the sides, it may be somewhere around the middle of your upper arm)

Fingertip veil – longest part of the veil falls to about mid-thigh (i.e. where your fingertips reach if you stand with arms fully extended down your leg). On the sides, it may be somewhere around your wrists/forearms.

Waltz length – (not very common, btw) reaches anywhere from about knee-length to calf-length. Longish, but doesn’t actually touch the floor. The one in the picture MASPA posted is a nice example of waltz length, though.

Chapel length – reaches the floor and extends a little behind, maybe 2-4 feet (how far will partly depend on your height). About the same length as a gown with a chapel train.

Cathedral length – reaches the floor and extends roughly 6-8 feet behind you.

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