Post # 1
Need some help with my dress and veil. I am ahving a beach wedding. I love my dress except the back and the four thin straps on the back that make the upsode down “V”. The straps are what is keeping the dress up so it is necessary but anytjing I can DIY to give more coverage to the back or distract for the straps? In a perfect world I would have loved to have a nice lace back or I wish the material from the front of my dress continued more on the back. Do you all think the back looks fine and I am just to critical or is it really an eyesore? What can I do to cover it up — suggestions on material I can add?
I do plan to wear my hair down so I know that will provide some coverage. Also I will wear a veil for the ceremony but not sure if I will take it off for the dance/rest of the night. Which veil do you all like better, the lace or plain. Both will be fingertip length. And lastly how do you decide if to keep veil on all night or just for ceremony?
Post # 2
I think you’re way overthinking the back. It looks fine and it’s not a feature of the dress that pulls the eye so really I don’t think anyone will be paying it much attention.
Post # 3
I would do the plain veil. The other one is too busy with your dress.
Post # 4
I think you look great, but if the straps bug you, can they both be moved slightly to close the v’s? So you have a double strap on each side attached at the same place? Seems like it would be a super easy fix for a pro and you might even be able to DIY.
Post # 5
I agree that your back already looks very well covered. I think the plain veil looks beautiful with your dress :). Also, every wedding I have been to the bride only wears the veil for the ceremony, but if you want to keep it on I don’t see why not!
Post # 7
I can’t even tell what the straps are with your hair in the way so I think you’ll be fine (especially since I assume your wedding day hair will have more volume). But if it does bother you, one thing I think would look pretty is finding a matching lace (or even contact the company where you got the dress) and fill in the two triangles so it’s more like a tank top (hope that makes sense?). That could be easily done by a seamstress.
Oh and I agree on the plain veil being perfect. For some reason, I always associate beach weddings with very whimsical plain veils.
Post # 8
I also vote for the plain veil!
Post # 10
Plain veil by a mile! The one with lace at the edge is too busy and dosent fit with the style of the dress.
Post # 11
I think the double tier lace veil in your pictures is distracting, but that a single tier lace veil would look great, especially if the edging was narrow. The plain is nice but doesn’t quite look finished to me.
Post # 12
Plain veil. I would leave the back as it is – the straps aren’t hugely noticeable.
Post # 13
Plain veil, or one narrowly edged with horsehair / satin like the skirt of your dress. Best worn from the crown of your head, not way down the back of your head imho. Wear it for as long as you like , take it off when you feel like it .
The straps look fine to me . I like them very much. The only thing for me would be if the low back prevented wearing a bra ( if that matters to you)
It’s a lovely dress btw, and will be perfect when finally fitted .
Post # 14
I think the straps honestly look fine and you don’t even really see them with your hair down. I would try not to worry about them and definitely prefer the plain veil look. I agree the lace one clashes with your dress style like others have commented.