Post # 1
Hi everyone! I’ve got my dress….. help me choose my veil! The dress is attached. I really love long, flowing veils, so I’ve thought about going Cathedral or Chapel…..could I pull it off? How on earth do you pair a dress with a veil? My wedding is outdoors– has any had bad experiences with long veils and wind?
Also, has anyone ever gotten a veil through one of those cheap websites, like wedding-veil.com or veilshop.com? I just can’t bring myself to pay what some veils cost….so much for a piece of tulle attached to a comb!
Post # 3
can you try again with the pic?
Post # 4
Whoops— OK, it’s fixed now. This is a sample…
Post # 5
I have had nothing but the best experience with wind and veil! The wind blowing the veil gave me some of the best, most romantic pictures – and I don’t even have the pro-pics yet, these are all non-pros. Oh and I had a cathedral veil at an outdoor wedding. I love it!! That was my one girly thing since everything else about my wedding was pretty simple and modernistic.
Oh and my veil was a very affordable David’s Bridal one – and I think it worked just fine!
Post # 6
We have the same dress! I am wearing a cathedral veil for the ceremony, and then have a elbow length veil for the reception (FI idea, I don’t know why but he wants me to wear the veil the whole day!) You are probably not going to wear the longer veils past the ceremony and pictures, so I don’t think it matters that you will be outdoors. Go for it!
Post # 7
RedCactus, I love, love, love the windy cathedral veil pics. I was worried about the wind causing trouble– but it seems to help! I just think the long veils are so romantic!
Miss Cheeky, I’m glad to find a dress twin! And glad to have the validation that I can have a cathedral veil without a massive poofy dress and a wedding in a, well, cathedral. My thought is to switch to a flower in my hair for the reception.
OK, decided– cathedral veil it is! If anyone knows about any of those veil sites I mentioned, please let me know. DB is my back-up, but these are even cheaper (although cheap is a relative term).
Post # 8
Make one! Seriously. I was scandalized by the prices I saw for veils (even the “cheap” ones from online sites), but super nervous about making my own. In the end, I found a GREAT veil tutorial on the bee (try http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/miss-perfumes-diy-veil-with-lacey-afterthoughts or http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/miss-perfumes-diy-veil-with-lacey-afterthoughts) and hit the fabric store. For about $8 in tulle (plus a few more dollars on beads that I plan to sew around the edge) and notions, I was willing to give it a try.
I made my veil last night – two-tiered – and it was SO easy! (The whole thing, minus the beading, took about 20 minutes). Seriously, if you are at all crafty, it is really worth the $10-$15 on fabric and notions to try it. (BTW, I have all the fancy machinery and tools mentioned in the tutorials, but all I ended up using was: regular sewing scissors, a needle and thread, a tape measure, pins, and a pen. I did not use a pattern – I just folded the fabric over on one end (to make the double-tier) and then the other (to ensure that both sides matched), then trimmed the sides and used a big, round platter and the guide for the rounded edge. Once the veil was cut, I unfolded one edge and then shifted the other fold so the top layer was shorter than the bottom layer, and then sewed and gathered along the fold. Piece of cake, I tell you!)
Post # 9
I got my veil here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MARISOLAPARICIO
I LOVE it, and MUCH cheaper than what David’s Bridal wanted!