Post # 1
So I picked out a cathedral length veil for my dress–fairly simple, on tier with just a beaded edge. My wedding will be outside, so wind will be a factor…I kind of love some of the flowy veil in the wind type pictures I see…at the same time, contending with that through all the ceremony and pictures seems like it might not be worth it. I was wondering–anyone with a long veil opt to put weights on their veil? If so, does it still have some movement? Are the weights very noticeable?
Post # 2
You’re gonna be so surprised that the veil does not feel heavy at all. Nonetheless, make sure you bring it up to your hair stylist to ensure your hair is structurally sound enough to hold it. But, no, you wont feel it pulling down and you wont feel it dragging — and this is coming from someone who has to pile her hair on the top of her head because my own hair feels “heavy” when I’m having a migraine. 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman
I wore a beaded edge cathedral drop veil for my wedding and I did think about getting weights but in the end, the beading was heavy enough to keep my veil from floating around too much. I can’t say that it was enough to totally control my veil since the weight of the beads kinda created a bit of a sail effect during my ceremony and I had to like pay attn to it before it got completely in between my hubby and I.
Post # 4
- Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond
Haha you’re gonna love me! Had a super plain 2 tier cathedral veil with a plain edge and just scattered Swarovski crystals on it- very light weight. Was worried about it flying away like you said. Everything I saw online (like Etsy and other shops) were showing magnetic weights in crystal and pearls for like $60-$75 for 4 pieces! I found my solution at Joanne’s Fabric!!! In the David Tutera section they have “Hair Clips” that were crystals that matched my veil and dress. They say clips but they would mess up your hair because they are actually snap buttons. So I bought 2 packs (4 each) for a total of 8 clips and only cost $15ish. Had my alterations lady help line up where the clips should go.
They definitely helped for the ceremony but weren’t sooo heavy that it prevented those gorgeous “flying cathedral veil” photos everyone loves. The weights helped with the “sail” effect but don’t forget that usually for those photos photographers and assistants either are fluffing your veil out for that or have a piece of string to help with the illusion if it’s not windy enough. I had some small gusts of wind that helped us out enough. But you can see in my second photo where the weights were.
Note: Because I had that 2nd tier that was elbow length, I did have to took that into my airpits while doing group photos to keep that part down since we didn’t weight it.
Veil weight size in comparison.