Post # 1
I am having the HARDEST time deciding on a veil to go with my dress! I love birdcage veils, I love mantilla veils, I love traditional veils! But I can’t decide! So I wanted to see what you ladies think 🙂 I am pretty much open to anything.
A little background about the theme of our wedding…
We are going for a very vintage and elegant mood. We are using candelabras for centerpieces…having 40’s style swing music for seating music before the ceremony…men are wearing bow ties 🙂 Very old hollywood glam :) The dress is mermaid style with allover lace and beading and I am adding an ivory sash.
So what veil would you suggest?
Post # 3
I think a birdcage veil would fit beautifully with your theme. However, a birdcage veil might take away from the delicate detail of your dress..just something to think about. The picture you provided has a traditional veil which looks great!
Post # 4
All of your ideas would work. The one in the photo is lovely.
How about traditional cathedral length with a pencil edge or a mantilla for the ceremony and a birdcage and flower for the reception? Long veils are so elegant but not always comfortable to wear after the ceremony.
It’s a way to have both looks
Post # 5
I like fancifaieri’s idea. I love love love the long veils, that’s what I want to get. It looks like your dress has nice lace detailing all over, so definitely just do a one-layer veil so you can still see through to the dress. What does the train look like?
Wearing a birdcage veil or a flowers with a small bit of netting at your reception would be a nice change and would work with your vision.
Post # 6
I think you should do a cute short birdcage maybe…
The only problem with mantilla and birdcage is that they are pretty trendy, so you’re wedding photos might date you in a few years. (Although I LOVE both of them…)
You can always go for a shorter fingertip-length, lace edged traditional veil for the ceremony and switch to a fun, vintage headpiece for the reception.
Good luck! (And sweet dress!)
Post # 7
Grey56- The bottom of the dress flares out from my knees and is the same material as the rest of the dress but there is a little bit of lace that hangs off of the bottom.
That picture doesn’t really do it justice…I don’t have any pics of me in the dress yet, but I will in May when it comes it 🙂
So you guys don’t think that a mantilla veil or a birdcage veil would distract too much from the dress? One of my family members made a comment the other day and said that either your dress or your veil is supposed to be the "statement piece." If your dress is intricate and has a lot of detail then you should go with a simple veil, and if your dress is simple then you can dress is up with a detailed veil…????
Post # 8
Awww and thank you, MoSnow! I think its pretty sweet as well! 🙂 Its even better with the sash that I’m ordering!
Post # 9
If you stay with the same type and color lace there is no reason why you cannot have a Mantilla. This is a very classic look. If you had a ton of ruffles I’d say stay away from the Mantilla.
If you think the lace is too much you could always do a Mantilla with a silk ribbon edge (very narrow (1/8") up to 2 ", or satin cord for something a bit different. The ribbon wouldn’t be fussy and you would still have your Mantilla.