Post # 1
So first off, I am certain that I want a veil. Now the only problem is which type of veil. I have been doing a lot of research on veil types. According to nearly every website, I need to get a veil that is proportionate to my body type. Being that I am a VERY tall bride, 5’11, anything shorter that fingertip is out of the question. I absolutely love the look of cathedral length veils, but I don’t know if it is appropriate for my wedding. I am having a rustic/casual-ish style wedding. I.e: Mason jars, burlap, wildflowers, bbq food…you get the gist. So…now for the question, what do the fellow bee’s recommend? 🙂
Post # 3
I’m having a rustic wedding and I am doing a single-tier cathedral length veil, I think it looks so much better as a long veil.
Post # 4
What does your dress look like in the back? My instincts would be to go with something long, but super light. Raw-edge veil, very little embellishment, if any. Your dress already has so much lovely beading. The simplicity will complement your dress and be appropriate for the style of your wedding.
Lately I’ve been advising folks to stop by their nearest craft shop and pick up a couple yards of tulle to mess around with just so they can see what fullness and length of veil looks good on them. It should cost you at max $5, and you can experiment to your heart’s content! (It’s resulted in a DIY veil for me, too — bonus!)
Post # 5
Just because you’re not getting married in a cathedral doesn’t mean you can’t have a cathedral veil!
Check out Mrs. Perfume‘s wedding recaps.
Here’s another link with more back views.
Post # 6
I agree that long, single layer, raw edge with no embellishments would look great with your dress and fit with the feel of your wedding.
Post # 7
I’m taller than you (6’2″) and was thinking I want to go with shoulder-length or elbow-length, myself. I haven’t actually tried anything that length, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t look ok.
Post # 8
@village_skeptic: The back of my dress goes pretty low, lower than the front. It has buttons down it, so I consider it rather detailed. I like the look of the single layer tulle, but I didn’t know if it would look alright. Sounds like it’s the general consensus, so maybe I wasn’t too off 🙂
here are pictures of the back of my dress! OH! And thank you guys so much for your input! I love hearing everyones ideas