Post # 1
Hello. I have fairly long and thick darkish hair. I will probably be wearing my hair styled half up and half down for my wedding. My dress is an A line lace and tulle dress. Ceremony will be in a church with a large formal reception.
I am at a loss on veils. What insight do you bees have on how to choose the best veil? How did you pick yours? Suggestions?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
- 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
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
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
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 # 6
Thanks for all of the feedback that everyone has given. Here are some pics of the dress for reference. I don’t have a pic with me in it. It is being ordered in Ivory.
Post # 7
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
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
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
Post # 10
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.
This was it: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/94174842/wedding-veil-elegant-drop-veil-waltz
Post # 11
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
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
I agree with others and think a cathedral length veil would be perfect with your dress.
Post # 14
A cathedral veil with a raw edge always looks beautiful.
Post # 15
Thank you everyone! All of the advice and pics have been really helpful (also you all are beautiful!). Thanks!!!