Post # 1
Hi ladies! New here at wedding bee.
I recently purchased my dress, a maggie sottero Ivory Tabrett Lynette gown (sample from someone else) and I’m thinking of leaving my hair down (in nice wavy curls) and want to do a veil, but not quite sure what kind.
Any suggestions? Fingertip veil is probably the longest I’d like to go but there are just so many types out there it’s confusing. Also should I avoid detail of any kind because the bodice is detailed enough?
So what do you think?
It will be a destination wedding.
Post # 3
Gorgeous dress! I think you could go with almost any kind of veil. The only one that jumps out at me as being not so great for this dress is the mantilla with the lace border that lays across the head…that may be a bit much with the beading, but if you like it, go for it! I think a fingertip veil would look totally classic and timeless with this dress, so that gets my vote. I think you could go plain or lightly embellished. Up to you! Welcome to weddingbee!!
Post # 4
Welcome to the Hive!
I would just stick with a simple single layer, or for alittle more drama, go with a simple drop veil. Beautiful dress!
Post # 5
@mudbug: Thank you!!
Another situation that came to mind. As you see in the skirt picture I was wearing it bare foot on the floor and it just touched the floor. I’m now not sure if I can wear heels with it, the shoes should not show right?
The train is incredibly long!
I had not thought much about the length/shoe etiquette. I’ve not bought shoes yet so I’m thankful for that at least!
Any ideas would be great ladies regarding length of dress as well.
Post # 6
I love your dress!! I think something simple that won’t distract from the wonderful details of your dress would be nice. Like mudbug above, I’d go for a soft looking fingertip veil. Probably plain or with very very small and delicate diamantés.
Post # 7
As for shoes: I wouldn’t worry too much about them showing. Go with what you think looks good. I’m going for coloured shoes and want them to be seen so will probably have my dress 1/2 inch or so off the ground.
I think you would look amazing with a light pink/peach coloured shoes that match the bow of your dress!
P.S. You have a fabulous figure!
Post # 8
I think a simple, light tulle veil would work great. I mean, just a few layers of tulle for the effect and some volume, but nothing crazy. I also agree you just want to avoid a veil that has a ton of conflicting details.
Post # 9
@froydis: You guys shorten your dresses to let your shoes show?!?!! I had no idea!!!
Yes pink shoes is what I originally wanted. I’ll go with a simpler fingertip length veil then. (not doing any bling) so it should look good.
My taste is pretty simple.
You ladies are amazing btw, I’ve been asking these quetions for days and you’ve all answered within minutes!
Post # 10
If you want to wear a higher heal and not have the shoes show, you could add a piece of lace to the bottom or ribbon like that on the dress. But I think alittle pink peeping out would be cute also. Try some shoes on with the dress of a similar heal and see if you like it.
Post # 11
Beautiful dress I think a simple fingertip veil
Post # 12
I just logged in so that I could tell you that your dress is my favorite dress!!!!!!!! Funny story about it, I tried it on this last October and I was soooooo in love with it. It was the champagne color, which I would have rather had in ivory but they said they could give me the sample for $599 since it was discontinued. I kept thinking, this really looks familiar to my future sister in laws which I LOVED!!! I thought, I want this dress but I better think it over. I went home and looked at my fsil’s wedding pics and, Ahhhh it was the exact dress!!! I was pretty bummed because it is seriously my FAVORITE!!! Sure I could have worn the same dress but I wanted something different since she had just gotten married a yr or two before. Also, she said I could alter hers to fit me but I felt bad about that so anyway I LOOOOVE your dress!!!!!!! It looks amazing on you and really makes me wish I would have just worn my future sister in laws. By the way she just wore a simple, plain ivory fingertip veil with a flower in her hair and looked great. I wish I had a pic on this computer to show you!!!
Post # 13
Let’s see the back! I can never make decisions about veils without first seeing the back of the dress… 🙂
Post # 14
@mlharrison23: How lovely for you to leave such a beautiful note!! It is a gorgeous dress.
To be honest I’ve always loved a ballgown sillouette and Lazaro gowns (2003/2004) were my absolute favourites but they’re very expensive.
I hadn’t gone dress shopping at all, but when I saw this dress I fell in love with the small (cellphone camera) photo on the classifieds add, and it still was out of my budget. A little leap of faith, bargaining and a girl who was kind enough to accept my offer brought this dress to me and I’m very thankful.
Wish I could see your SIL in it too!! there are so few photos out there, I wonder why this gown isn’t so popular (or maybe because it’s older and not as much exposure on the internet). By any chance does the back of her dress look like this ? Because my back can be seen through the lacing and there is no fabric there. Is this a special feature or something you add in ?
It doesn’t bother me, it just makes me wonder why.
Champagne, is that more pink? This dress is gorgeous in Ivory, it complements the design I think.
Here is the back from the cateloge off an online site.
Post # 15
I would go for a fingertip veil. The back of your dress is gorgeous and you don’t want to over power it! What is a drop veil? Is that where the veil just lays on the back and goes straight down? If so, it will cover your corset. I wouldn’t do that 🙂
EDIT: Nevermind, I looked up images of “drop veil”. One of those seems fine to me!
Post # 16
i would also do a finger tip veil.
but i wouldn’t go any shorter than that. i think that elbow length is kind of outdated… but that’s just my opinion.