(Closed) Long Veils

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Vote for the options:which you most agree with.
    Long veils are weird. : (17 votes)
    6 %
    Long veils are pretty. : (107 votes)
    36 %
    Wearing a veil at the reception is weird. : (65 votes)
    22 %
    Wearing a veil at the reception is not weird. : (38 votes)
    13 %
    I'm indifferent about long veils. : (7 votes)
    2 %
    I'm indifferent about wearing a veil at the reception. : (13 votes)
    4 %
    I like polls. : (50 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    737 posts
    Busy bee

    @asscherlover:  I am not an expert, but we have been looking at veils for a while now for my daughter.  She has also chosen a ‘drop mantilla’ veil like yours but without the lace.  It will also be a lot shorter, just to the edge of her dress.  It will be beaded but only on the bottom edge that touches the floor.

    One thing you have to keep in mind with mantilla veils is that when you push the blusher back after the ceremony, the lace will be back to front.  Can you live with that? It is a beautiful veil so think about the lace bit.

    Also, I have been told that you need to ensure that the veil is not ‘too heavy’ with the lace as it will drag at the back when you walk down the aisle. 

    Have you tried one on that length/level of lace?  I can understand why you want the veil, it is very beautiful.

    Post # 5
    45 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Long veils at the reception aren’t my favorite but I love them for the ceremony.

    Post # 6
    737 posts
    Busy bee

    @asscherlover:  Ok, this is what I would do, maybe a bit naughty, but just go to a shop, try on a dress similar to the one you have and then ask to see some veils.

    Who knows, you might see a veil you really like, and decide to buy it, or you may not.

    I love long veils, that is why I suggested this one for my daughter.  Don’t give up on your dream, just have a try before made your final decision.

    Post # 7
    737 posts
    Busy bee

    Agree for the ceremony only.

    Post # 9
    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t really love veils period but I’ll still be wearing a simple one (elbow length, behind my back/shoulders) that my mom is making for me.  She actually just started working on it and was saying how simple and inexpensive they are to make compared to what they charge.  She is using a serger to do it though so I’m not sure if that’s a big part of it or not.  

    If you love the super long veil you should totally do it.  It’s your only chance to do whatever you want and no one can say a thing!  And guys have really weird perceptions of things like this. I think I went to 4 weddings this year and only one didn’t wear a veil to the reception.  The others either wore it the whole time or took it off after the formal events (cake cutting, father/daughter dance).  

    Post # 10
    807 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think super long veils are gorgeous! The downside to wearing it for the reception is that if you’re moving around and talking to people, you’d probably have to be really vigilant so it didn’t get stepped on/torn. But–you could always loop the end over your arm or something if you really wanted to make it work?

    Post # 12
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    Most veils I’ve seen actually have the lace wrong-side-out on the blusher, and then when you flip it behind you it becomes right-side-out. Perhaps because you spend so little time with the blusher forward? (Or maybe different manufacturers do it different ways?)

    OP, if you know how to sew and you’re DIYing your veil, you can easily get around that by doing a double-sided layer of lace at the blusher.

    Re. the reception: a long veil is wildly impractical – it will get stepped on, dirty, snagged, etc. Sometimes you can bustle them – but they’re also heavy, you probably don’t want to be dragging it around all night. Even a short veil is sometimes a pain at the reception. People are going to be hugging you A LOT, and every time they do, if you’re wearing a veil, there will be a little tug or yank at your head. My sister said her (short) veil gave her a huge headache at her reception because of all the hugging.

    Post # 13
    1152 posts
    Bumble bee

    Occassionally I see a long veil that is really stunning and setting-appropriate, but mostly I think they’re overused…

    So maybe you don’t want to take my opinion into account when I say that veil is a bit much. 🙂 I’m just a Plain Jane when it comes to weddings. 

    Post # 14
    7977 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    Observe… this will be mine (for the ceremony only, not the reception, because someone will doubtless step on it and break my neck if I try).

    Post # 16
    737 posts
    Busy bee

    @asscherlover:  Just remember to have exactly whatever you want.  It’s your day and the only day you will ever get to wear a veil and not look silly.  So go for it.

    Take all our advice and pointers, all of them are very valid, and then make your decision.  Regardless of what you choose, you will look absolutely beautiful.

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