(Closed) veil vs mantilla vs nothing with long train?

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
19 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

Generally, it depends on where you’re having our wedding.  The more formal the venue the longer the veil.  The more casual the site, the shorter the veil.  In your case though, I think a short veil might not balance well with the longer train.  You should go with longer.  The model’s length is perfect.

Post # 4
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

The length of the veil should also match the formality of the dress. A dress with a long train needs a longer veil. I think a mantilla with the same lace would be too much (plus the mantilla would have to be shorter, and I’m not sure the style of a mantilla fits that of your dress). I agree that the length (and style) of the one the model is wearing looks perfect.

Post # 6
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My train is actually a little longer than that one, and I’m wearing a fingertip-length mantilla.

I agree with chelseamorning — I think the same style lace might be a little too much. There are lots of mantillas without lace though (mine has crystals and silver embroidery, for example).

Post # 7
106 posts
Blushing bee

My dress was very similar to that one, and I wore a long veil (extending slightly past the end of the train) with lace only around the bottom of the veil.  Got lots of compliments on it.  🙂 

Post # 8
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I also wore an alencon lace dress with a small train, similar to yours but strapless.  I wore a fingertip-length mantilla with lace trim.  The lace on the veil matched the dress perfectly — it wasn’t too much.  I also got a lot of compliments on it.  

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