(Closed) Veil or no veil? Veil alternatives?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Congratulations on finding your dress πŸ™‚ I always say yes to a veil, I think they look so romantic!

I also was worried about my veil taking away from my dress. If you are worried about this you can do what I did, and order a veil in a sheer width (54 inches). With a sheerer veil you can see a lot more detail on your dress through the veil itself because there is less fabric. Not sure if I am describing what the difference in sheerness is very well, but this website was super helpful to me:

http://www.occanseydesigns.com/whatisfullness.html

Also you could just get a raw edge (or horsehair!) if you think the beading on the edges is too distracting. Or have the beading/lace/whatever edges start further down, so they are just on the bottom and not around your face.

I think your dress is gorgeous and would be magnified by a longer veil! I think the shorter ones are a bit distracting around the shoulders but a long veil just makes the look! πŸ™‚

And if you decide you really don’t want a veil in the end, I think a flower crown would look fantastic with your romantic flowy dress! Is if from David’s bridal? I think I was very close to buying this exact one!

Post # 3
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367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

could you wear your veil lower on your head so it doesn’t come around the front so much? I can’t find a link quickly, but there are heaps on pinterest where the veil sits low on the hair (or even underneath it), and doesn’t come around your shoulders, but trails down your back…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I don’t like veils, and I don’t think your dress particularily calls for one. Flower crowns are an alternative, as well as headpieces like these:

Post # 5
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Busy bee

bride2bee8192017 :  I’ve tried on that dress!! I still think about it honestly haha. It looks beautiful on you!

A gold headband maybe? Or a hair piece? I’m personally not wearing a veil, so a hair piece is how I will be going. You could also wear a veil for the ceremony and remove it for the reception so you aren’t dragging it around.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

bride2bee8192017 :  Ah I knew that must be the one! I tried on a single tier cathedral length veil with lace around the edges with your dress, and it was stunning. Probably a bit extravagent for a farm wedding though, I am also getting married outside and I thought it would be a bit of a pain in the wind/dragging on the ground. I would definitely say a subtle headpiece or flower crown then πŸ™‚ Here is some of my personal inspo! xx

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Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Commenting to follow this thread. I also plan to have some subtle flowers in an updo, no veil. We’re having a relaxed farm wedding as well, so I don’t want something very formal. Plus this is how FH has asked me to wear my hair πŸ™‚

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