Wedding veil with Ballgown dress. What length to wear? Help!

posted 2 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Mine is really an A-line. But I think of it more as ball gown. My veil, pictured, is fingertip. I love long veils, but I know I would tear it. I think anything kind of goes with ball gown. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

Following, as I love both ballgowns and long veils, but not sure how well they go together….

musicluvr325 :  You look absolutely gorgeous in that dress 🙂 🙂 your smile says it all, you look so happy! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I pretty much always suggest fingertip, esp for ballgowns.  I feel like too much fabric dampens a great dress

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

cinderdora :  Thank you! I was bouncing around like a kid on Christmas when I picked it up. I loved it as much as the first time I tired it on. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

My friend that had a ballroom gown as well as I both bought long veils. We figured it’d make up for the lack of train we both have and removed it during the reception.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

ndc11 :  You should make an appointment to try some on.
Fingertip length is super popular.
I didn’t get a ballgown, I got a mermaid style and I bought a fingertip veil.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

any length can go with a ballgown!!!  the key is making sure it doesn’t compete with the dress. if your dress is very simple, a veil with beading could work … but personally I think something less ornate – a cathedral length drop veil, for example, is the best bet. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

vote for fingertip, which was what i had, so i’m biased. however, the horsehair trim would give your veil a lot of body that i think might be lost if you went with the cathedral length. just a thought!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’m wearing a ball gown, and I bought a cathedral length veil.  My gown has horse hair trim, and my veil is very plain with no lace or trim.  I think you just need to make sure that whatever you choose that it doesn’t compete with your dress.  

Here is a pic from the day I bought my dress.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

I loveeee ballgowns with long veils!! 

 

Here is mine! 

 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2018

Mine goes a little bit past the bottom of my dress! I somehow don’t have a photo of the back of it. Also, sorry for the iPhone editing of the faces!

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I have a cathedral length veil for my ball gown! I think any length works with ball gowns (I also have a short one for my reception). 

It really depends on the formality of the venue. If you are having a more casual location then the cathedral veil will look out of place. I am getting married in a historic mansion and walking down a staircase so it fit. I will ne wearing the cathedral veil in the ceremony and for my bridal photos and then switching to the short one. My short one does not have lace trim. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

ndc11 :  you can’t ever go wrong with a full length veil! My sister wore a ballgown and a cathedral length veil and it was stunning. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Depends on your train. 

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