(Closed) What veil to wear with a with lace dress? Need advice please-pics inside!

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Post # 2
6299 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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lumibride:  It’s hard to tell without seeing it together or on you. I wore a lace Allure dress, and I ordered the “matching” veil, which basically was a mid-length veil in the same ivory color as my dress with the same matching lace around the edges. I looked at a couple more inexpensive plain veils and they just never looked right/matched to me.

Post # 3
3848 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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lumibride:   I had a lace dress and had a chapel length cut edge veil.  

Do you have photos of your dress with the veil on?  

Post # 4
47 posts
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Outdoors

Hmm…i love lace but i believe since the dress itself has so much detail already that a simple veil with minimal detail would look fantastic too. here is a picture i found on pinterest with a lace dress and a veil with a bit of detail. i think it looks great. I love the veil you bought!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Congrats on the amazing deal you found! 

It’s really hard to tell until you try them on together. I chose a 3 tiered raw edge plain veil to go with my dress. 

Post # 6
2059 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

hard to tell without seeing it on you. my dress was similar to yours (allure c182), and i wore a mantilla veil. i also wore a lace bolero during the ceremony. none of the laces matched. no one looked closely enough to notice.

Post # 7
3791 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My dress had an illusion back, and I wore a single layer veil with pearls and crystals on it. I thought it went great with my lace dress, and the back.

I got mine at the salon that I got my dress at, so when I went to look, I was able to try on my dress (sample) with the veils to see what would look better.

Post # 8
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

lumibride:  my dress was fully lace so I kept it simple with a net cathedral veil with blusher 

Post # 9
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My dress is a fit and flare with a lace and tulle bottom and I was worried about having “too much lace” on the veil and having it take away from the dress. Ultimately I opted for a plain, raw edge cathedral length veil . I want the dress and my train to stand out.


Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I have an all-over lace dress, and I’m planning on making a lace trimmed cathedral drop veil.  Grace Kelly is my wedding style inspiration, and she wears a lace dress with a lace edged veil, so I’m calling it okay to do!  

In all reality your dress itself probably has more than one pattern or type of lace in it.  They typically use a different lace for the main fabric vs the hem and edges, and maybe even a third with appliques thrown in (even if you don’t see them, they are added sometimes to cover seams).  

I think it will look most cohesive if you stick to the same “type” of lace.  There are different kinds depending on how thick they are: chantilly is the sheerest, then there is venice lace, guipure, alencon, etc.  If you look up your dress description, it will probably say which one it is.  Mine is venice lace, so I’ll either use venice lace to make my veil with or chantilly lace, because I think it’s so sheer that it works with everything.  There are enough lace patterns (flowers, etc) that you’re likely to find something that kind of goes with your pattern.  Just search etsy for “alencon floral lace veil” etc., and I’m sure you’ll have lots of options!

Post # 12
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Your dress is beautiful and what a deal! Congrats! I’m getting married in october and i went with a plain double layer royal length train. I was thinking of adding crystals to it but I think I’ll leave it plain 🙂 

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