Post # 1
I’m completely clueless when it comes to style…….especially for a wedding!
I bought this dress in Ivory and I have no idea what kind of veil to wear with it. I’m planning on my hair being half up or pinned back, or compeltely down. I do know that I am not a fan of birdcages. I can’t stand all of that bidness in my face 🙂
Post # 4
I am not a big fan of short veils… I think most brides look the most elegant in elbow or fingertip-length veils, and sometimes cathedral veils. It sounds like you don’t want something too fussy, since you don’t want a veil that’s in your face – so what would be simplest – and I think the most elegant! – is a fingertip length veil with a raw edge, or a lace edge if you could find one that matched the dress well. Since the dress has so much detail on it already, I wouldn’t go for a veil with too much bling or details (such as crystals or pencil edge).
I say fingertip length because then it’s not so long that it’ll bother you too much, but it will be elegant and elongate your look. Also, I’ve seen countless pictures of brides with simple fingertip-length veils who keep their veils on during the reception, and I think it’s really beautiful and bride-y. The other thing is that there’s a lot of detail on the back of your dress, so I wouldn’t want to cover that up with a full-length veil.
Anyways, hope that helps!
Post # 5
My first thought would be a birdcage, but you dont like those….
I would say maybe an ivory cathedral length gown. It is hard to say without seeing a pic of you in the dress.
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Post # 7
Thanks so much everyone. I’ll try to get a pic uploaded tonight. 🙂
Post # 9
Oo I have one on here already, it just has my face blacked out. This dress is in Champagne but I purchased mine in Ivory.
Post # 10
Because of the way the skirt bunches over the tulle, I would say to avoid fingertip length, which is unfortunate, because I love that length of veil. I think a single tier cathedral or chapel veil would go best.
Post # 11
Thats one of the very very few dresses in DB that I actually liked! I agree with
I would actually try on the veils with the dress and see what you think. I thought I was going to go with an elbow or fingertip length veil with my dress till I tried it on.
Post # 12
@MrsHart2Bee: What’s your venue? That can make a difference. I initially got an elbow veil, but when I thought about where our wedding was going to be held (beautiful old Catholic church) I decided a cathedral veil would really tie it together better.
If you’re having a church wedding, a longer veil would be lovely with that gown. If you’re doing something outdoorsy, I’d go more fingertip or elbow length. (I love St. Paul, by the way – my brother went to college there!)
Post # 13
@KCKnd2: Our ceremony will be outside, weather permitting:
@sweetpea87: Ya know…..I never thought about that! 🙂