Veil Question/suggestions

posted 8 months ago in Accessories
Post # 2
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - -

I would focus first on the length you want/are comfortable in and then choose a style in that length that coordinates with your dress. Veils are just as infinite as wedding dresses so look at pictures of dresses similar to yours for ideas on veil styles with it. Trying them on too definitely helps! You can get a much better feel on how it goes with your face and desired hair style. My wedding was all vintage 1920s inspired and my veil was really a big focus and pulled my whole ceremony look together. I went long and loved doing fun things with it in the pictures. Have fun and good luck!

Post # 3
8996 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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@ dbs2020   Hi! Have you tried any on? I would just go try a bunch on. If you love the idea of a veil or want some glam/drama, it sounds like a long one would be perfectly appropriate. Have fun!

Post # 4
1358 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

Can we see a pic of your dress? I just ordered mine so I am very much in veil mode right now.

From your description, I’m thinking something with a bit of a lace edge, but not too much. Maybe a cathedral or chapel length given the church ceremony, size, and formality of your wedding. You’d need to take it off or switch to a shorter one for the reception. Those things track lint! 

Post # 5
11506 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

There are many beautiful styles of veils, but with what you’re describing, I don’t think you can go wrong with a sheer, cathedral length veil. They’re so elegant. 

Post # 7
1358 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

I would say a super sheer, raw edge fingertip length with blusher. If you’re getting any detailing on the veil, keep it super minimal, maybe a ribbon edge. You don’t want to distract from the lace on your lovely dress. I love the way it flows in the back, hence my recommendation of a shorter veil

Post # 8
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I’m a sucker for a cathedral veil.  I think it would look great with your dress, especially if you’re looking for a more dramatic entrance or overall look. 

Post # 9
106 posts
Blushing bee

I have a very similar dress to you and have ordered a 108″ single tier sheer cathedral veil with little tiny sparkles on it.  I personally didn’t like the look of a finger tip veil as it cut off the dress and took away from the lace detail.  The one I ordered blended with the dress really nicely and when it wasn’t spread out it just sat nicely on my train smile

Post # 10
841 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I had a dress with lace and tulle, and similar sounding hair to you. I bought a completely plain, ivory, raw-edge drop veil (I love drop veils – like Kate Middleton’s – I didn’t want the veil to be bunched up on top, I tried one on and thought it looked ridiculous on me). I thought it looked fab and would look nice with your dress too. I went for waltz length also because shorter ones didn’t look great on me.

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Post # 11
2252 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

Your dress is beautiful, and I am also a sucker for a cathedreal veil. Especially in a church! I think it would look beautiful with your dress, but I also agree with PP to keep it simple. Pencil, raw or ribbon edge. The next time you go in, just try on a bunch with your dress and see which one you like best!

Here is my veil in church for reference. It was 108″ with a pencil edge.


Post # 12
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I have extremely thick hair. I wore my hair half up half down and had a long one tier veil I got off Amazon for $12

Post # 13
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2021

I agree with others and think a cathedral length veil would be perfect with your dress.

Post # 14
1500 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

A cathedral veil with a raw edge always looks beautiful.

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