Post # 1
I keep going back and forth on whether or not I want a veil. Here is me in a veil and not in a veil. I love the back of my dress, so I don’t want to distract from that. And for all of you that think “you can only wear a veil once”, I actually wore one for my first communion 🙂 If I go without a veil, I’ll go with a fancy comb or flower or something on the side or top of my hair. I don’t like headbands, and fascinators look weird on me. By the way, my dress isn’t clipped at all, and is a size too big. I don’t know if that helps envision what the dress/veil combo would look like, but I figured I’d mention it.
Post # 3
I’m voting no veil, because I think that dress is stunning and captures a lot of attention as it is!
Post # 4
@Ennie: I’m debating too! We have very similar dress styles. Ever thought about a long veil? One that touches the floor. Elegant, right?
Post # 5
i say no veil 😉
btw I thought a birdcage would look really cute, if it didn’t look weird on you lol
Post # 6
@CaliBeeBride0813: I have thought about a long one, but since I’m only 5’2″, I thought maybe it’d make we look shorter? I’m wearing 4″ heels, but I still feel like that might be a little too short for a long veil? I don’t know!
Post # 7
@Ennie: I don’t think your height matters… especially since you’re wearing 4″ heels 🙂 My thing is, is that if I wear a veil, I don’t want to take away from the back of the dress. I have a shorter train, and I definitely want to show it off during the ceremony, since it’ll be busseled up for the reception. However, having a veil, it’s so….. bridal! haha. Either way, you’ll look gorgous! Your dress is stunning!
Post # 8
I can’t make up my mind either, so I’m not much help!!
Post # 9
I think if you do a veil, definitely do a longer one. I’m 5’4″ and I have loved how the cathedral length veils have looked. I think it would definitely add to your dress and not make you look short at all!
Post # 10
You’ll never have another chance to wear a veil. In my opinion and my experience, the veil really made me feel like a bride.
Post # 11
Hmm… I think I really agree with the longer veil, if I go with one. Maybe just a plain one, no decoration?
I saw another bee post a few days ago that when she put on her veil, she felt very first communion-y. That’s when I started to have my doubts! Definitely a cathedral length veil would not make me feel like I was getting my first communion again!
Post # 12
I only wore a veil for the ceremnony, but not for the reception and the pictures. I think that was just enough-a veil is also not the most practical thing to wear+you probably want to show your hair, dress and backside off-and a veil will cover all that!
Post # 13
I voted to go with a veil, but it’d be great whatever you choose!
Post # 14
I voted with the veil because you only get to walk down the aisle wearing a veil as a bride once! You’ll get a chance to wear the dress without the veil the majority of the night, so when you’re actually saying your “I do’s” I say keep the veil on. You can swap out for a pretty comb after the ceremony.
But that is just me, I love seeing a bride walking down the aisle in a veil.
Post # 15
I vote with veil but not that one. The one I bought is a cathedral length veil, but it is very understated and kind of hides. Yours poofs out around your sides and that is something I really didnt want (or like.) It calls so much attention to it. I was also very opposed to wearing a veil, but this won me over. Maybe you could try something like this with your dress? Just a thought…
ETA that with such a thin veil, you can still see all of the detailing on the back of my dress!
In the first pic, you can hardly tell I’m wearing one and it gives the dress all of the attention.
Post # 16
I voted veil, but it will look amazing either way. What a gorgeous dress