Post # 1
I am torn between a cathedral length mantilla veil, that will kind of mimic the shape of my dress, or a very short one (elbow, shoulder?) that will show the entire back of my dress. I am not a fan of blushers/birdcage veils… but before my dress comes in I want to have a good idea of which kinds to try on. Our wedding is outside and semi-formal, and my Fiance is a booty guy, so I am leaning towards a shorter one, but I can’t get the image of those gorgeous, long lace veils out of my head!
Also, if anyone has photos of their veil with a mermaid dress, I would LOVE to see them!!!
Post # 3
i personally like shorter veils and think an elbow would go great with that dress. but your best bet is to try both on and see how they feel and look, then decide.
Post # 4
I love single tier cathedral for the mermaid style dresses.
Post # 5
I too think elbow lenth. But try them all on just to be sure 😉
Post # 6
I don’t think a cathedral length one would work with mermaid to me personally cathedral length veils should go with longer trains.
Post # 7
I think cathedral length veils look gorgeous with mermaid dresses. Your groom will be looking at you from the front – not the back while you walk down the aisle towards him and during your ceremony. After the ceremony take off the veil and he can check out your booty during the reception while you celebrate. 🙂
Post # 8
I’m a huge fan of cathedral length veils. They are so romantic and dramatic…that being said, I think a cathedral would look fantastic with your dress. Like PP said, you can take it off for the reception and put on a fun hair accessory if you wish.
Post # 9
I am also for a cathedral length- I think it goes perfectly with the mermaid style dress- just one tier…very elegant!
Post # 10
Here’s a pic of Katherine McPhee with a mermaid dress and cathedral length veil.
Post # 11
i tried on your dress! :] i’m going with a different one but with the same silhouette. FH is a booty guy too, but like PP mentioned, that won’t really play in during the ceremony. i will be doing a cathedral length veil because they’re just gorgeous long and romantic *sigh!* both of our dresses do have a little bit of a train (from what i remember about yours) so i don’t think that’d be a problem
Post # 12
I didn’t have a mermaid style dress but I did have a shorter train so I added the one tier cathedral length veil too give my dress that little extra something then I switched to a short tier veil for the reception !!
Post # 13
Here is my veil with my mermaid dress. Our wedding was outdoors in a vineyard and I think the style worked great. (My husband is also a booty guy. Don’t worry- he’ll still be able to see it through the veil!)
Post # 14
I voted for elbow length, I love that look with mermaid dresses! I’m like you, not a big fan of blushers or birdcages. My ceremony is going to be outside and I think a cathedral length would be a bit too formal for me. This is my inspiration picture (I got it on here, I hope that’s ok). The back of our dresses look similar to this, and I think this length veil looks great (although I will probably just get a cut edge with no beading/ribbon or anything). But whatever you decide, I’m sure it will look beautiful! 🙂
Post # 15
For my trumpet style gown I am wearing a waltz length (same length as the one above- Mrs T) Its little longer than an elbow length veil
Post # 16
I actually like @Mrs.T:‘s finger tip veil best. But I’m partial to finger tip since that’s the length I had. I was alway afriad that I’d trip on cathedral and if there is any wind… So if I had to choose I would go with an elbow length veil.