(Closed) Which veil should I get?

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Which veil goes best with my dress?
    Option 1: Custom made two tier fingertip veil with raw edge in white : (17 votes)
    61 %
    Option 2: Custom made one tier fingertip veil with satin edge in white : (3 votes)
    11 %
    OPtion 3: Vera Wang raw edge walking veil in ivory--cut to fingertip length : (4 votes)
    14 %
    I think you should get [insert suggestion here] instead. : (4 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @PrincessBride27:  Are you absolutely set on a fingertip veil? I think that length is too short/informal for the grandeur of your gown. I would suggest chapel length, and if that’s too long for you, then the waltz/walking length.

    Post # 5
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    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @PrincessBride27:  I have an off white dress. When I was in the store I tried it on with an ivory veil and it looked awful. The veil just looked dirty or something compared to the dress. I would definitely get a veil that matches your dress!

    Post # 6
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    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @PrincessBride27:  oh and I ordered my veil from a fabulous seller on etsy. The quality is impeccable and I would definitely vouch for the shop! Let me know if you want more info 🙂

    Post # 7
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    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @PrincessBride27:  Ah ok, I wasn’t sure what length you train was. From that photo, it doesn’t look OTT because your train length “matches” the veil length. Besides, it looks like a pencil-edge veil, which is pretty subtle. 

    Honestly the shorter length veils with huge ball gowns tend to awkwardly add width to the top half of your silhouette (which is NAGL, esp. since the skirt is already very full). That typically makes someone look shorter/wider to me.

    However, your family and seamstress are seeing you IRL. And I can see how your family thinks you need a shorter veil with your height. So the cathedral veil probably does look more overwhelming than it does in the photos. In that case, I think option #1 is the best of the top three (since the tulle blends in nicely with the dress and it falls beautifully).

    ETA:  I am a firm believer that long train + long veil (w/in reason, of course) can actually make you look taller since the extra material has an elongating effect. 

    Are you wearing heels? That might help, as well.

    Post # 9
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    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MlleFabuleux:  In full agreement as usual. OP, I don’t think the shorter veils are doing justice to the grandeur of your gown. A cathedral length veil (raw/pencil edge) would be so beautiful.

    Post # 11
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    25 posts
    Newbee

    +1 for longer a longer veil that matches the length of your dress. The veils that end around your waist or just touch the hips on the back of the gown are not as beautiful with a the poof 😉

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