- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
Hi lovely bees!
I hope you can help me decide on a veil. I’m debating between a drop veil and a 2-tiered center-gathered veil since I intend to have my face covered. I’ve gotten mixed opinions on these two styles with one friend telling me that the simplicity of the drop veil is ideal and another saying the folds on the 2-tier would draw more attention to my face and look more flattering.
This is my dress. As you can see, there is a lot of detail going on. I’d like the veil to be sheer to let this detail and my face show through (especially for ceremony pictures so I look human and not like a white haystack). I also would like your opinion on the length of the front portion of the veil that would be best so that it doesn’t compete with the organza at the bust.
I like these two veils from e-bay for the 2-tier option but I’m not sure which length is better and they are both 72″ fullness rather than the 54″ sheerer version I think I’d prefer. I’d have to get a 54″ 2-tier veil and bead the edge myself to get that for the same total cost. Same for a drop veil with that kind of edging.
1) Elbow length
2) Fingertip length
So what’s your vote on length? Elbow, fingertip, or even longer? 72″ or 54″ width? Drop or center-gathered?