(Closed) Will a 2 tier cathedral length veil work with this dress?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: What do you think?
    Keep the original veil. : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Use the lace veil only on a comb. : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Use the lace veil only on the headband. : (5 votes)
    25 %
    Go with your idea, lace and cathedral on a comb. : (12 votes)
    60 %
    Try cathedral only. : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee

    I think your idea sounds lovely!

    Post # 5
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    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Mrs Christopher:  I love the idea of using part of your mother’s veil, but I’m just too in love with single tier cathedral length veils! It seems a shame to have 2 tiers and not use on as a blusher. The idea of the hairband looks beautifull also! That said, go with whatever you feel is best (I am incredibly indecisive, my mind changes from one day to the next!) 

    Post # 6
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m biased, but I think multi-tier cathedral veils with classy long-sleeved gowns like yours look stunning. Mine was a 4-tier lace-edged cathedral veil – I didn’t use the short tier as a blusher, either, because it didn’t suit me as well. Nothing against blushers in general, I just thought on me the tier looked much nicer when I left it back.

    Post # 8
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Mrs Christopher:  Yup. What happened was, I found a veil online that was advertised as a 2-tier cathedral, not overly expensive (Light In the Box.com), and the lace looked like a good match for my gown. I ordered it, and when it arrived the lace was, in fact, an *excellent* match for my gown, but length-wise it looked different from the picture. It turned out that the total length was the same, but in the picture the veil had a short (i.e. shoulder/upper arm length) upper tier and a very long lower tier; in production, they were sewing them with the comb closer to the middle, giving the veils a much longer top tier (about down to upper thighs) and more of a chapel-length bottom tier.

    All well and good – but I had a chapel train and really wanted the veil to extend past it. I toyed with the idea of removing and resetting the comb, but I didn’t want to risk tearing a hole in the tulle. And the veil I had did look nice … then I got the idea that, since it had been so affordable in the first place, what if I bought a second one, took one of them off the comb, and added it to the first one to get the long bottom tier? That way, if I did end up with a hole in the tulle on the bottom layer, it wouldn’t matter because it would be invisible underneath all the others. So, that’s what we did, and Voila! It looked magnificent. (It was pretty heavy – I wore it for morning pictures and ceremony only, and I was relieved to ditch it afterward. But it looked awesome!)

    Post # 10
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Mrs Christopher:  A seamstress should be able to sew a veil together for pocket change. It’s seriously really, really easy, and if they try to charge you a lot to do it, you are getting ripped off and should go elsewhere. Or just ask around and see if any of your (your mom’s, your FMIL’s, your grandma’s, etc.) friends would be comfortable doing it. Anyone with enough sewing skills to handle mending a tear or sewing a hem will be able to help you with the veil. It’s a little more complicated than sewing a button back on – but not much!

    In fact, if you just want a plain cathedral veil – don’t even buy a veil. Go to a fabric store and just buy whatever length of plain tulle you want. A plain veil is barely even sewn – it’s literally just raw fabric with one end sewn to a comb/headband. The only reason I bought from Light In the Box was for the lace edging, because it was such a good match. For a plain one, though, you can probably get it literally for the spare change you have sitting in the dish on your dresser, if you buy your own raw tulle and DIY it or find a friend to sew it.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    i think your idea is great!

     

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