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Tiara vs. Veil

I can't decide whether to wear a tiara or veil or both.  I realize a veil is traditionally worn for a first time bride only but I would not be wearing it over my face (does this count...lol).  This is a second wedding for bride and groom.  We are having a casual garden wedding.  BTW I am wearing a short wedding dress.

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_tiara-vs-veil?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:d7e7694a-d31f-4230-96f0-557e0ceefdeePost:b0b064ad-bd7b-4474-b752-d82983b61bbf">Re:Tiara vs. Veil</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re:Tiara vs. Veil: Compromise on a little birdcage veil?
    Posted by BartenderBW[/QUOTE]

    <div>I agree with this..I;m not a fan of tiaras and I'm not sure a veil would complement a short dress.</div>
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    I don't like tiaras at all, so I vote wearing just a veil. There are tons of different styles, lengths, fabrics, etc. A birdcage veil would probably look really nice with a short dress.
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    its really your preference. personally i am not a tiara fan but thats just me.  I think a small veil or "bird cage" would look nice with a short dress.
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    I agree with everyone who suggested a bird cage viel, I am not much of a tiara fan either
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    I have to agree, not a fan of tiaras.  But since your wedding will be on the casual side, I also vote for a birdcage veil.
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    Actually, I'm going to go against the grain and recommend that you go with what compliments your face shape.  I personally look stupid as heck with a tiara or birdcage veil, but ok with a regular veil.  So, that's the route I went.

    My sister, however, has the cuuuutest face, and her birdcage was perfect for her.
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    edited March 2013
    I personally think since you mentioned the wedding being slightly casual and you will be wearing a shorter dress a small veil (possibly birdcage) will nicely compliment everything. :)
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    In Response to Re:Tiara vs. Veil:[QUOTE]You can wear whatever you like that makes you feel beautiful.P.S.nbsp; I wore my childish tiara and loved it.nbsp; Thought Kate and Diana looked great in theirs, too. Posted by RetreadBride[/QUOTE]

    I think if someone loves it, they should absolutely wear one. I wore one for my 40th birthday pink party.

    But I am just not a fan for weddings. And I am guessing they are somewhat mandatory for someone that is marrying royalty, so my opinion is slightly swayed under those circumstances. I'm guessing the OP isn't marrying a prince though.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_tiara-vs-veil?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:d7e7694a-d31f-4230-96f0-557e0ceefdeePost:1af3894f-ad27-484e-85fe-4005614af097">Tiara vs. Veil</a>:
    [QUOTE]I can't decide whether to wear a tiara or veil or both.  I realize a veil is traditionally worn for a first time bride only but I would not be wearing it over my face (does this count...lol).  This is a second wedding for bride and groom.  We are having a casual garden wedding.  BTW I am wearing a short wedding dress.
    Posted by katy+jeff[/QUOTE]

    <div>My personal opinion - I'm not a huge fan of tiaras either! I think PP's suggestions of a birdcage veil would look great, but ultimately it depends on your opinion. Have you tried on either to see what works best with your face shape? To throw another possibility into the mix - what about a hair ornament or flower? Something like this might add some visual interest and sparkle if you don't want a veil (or even in addition to a veil):  <a href="http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/sites/files/marthastewartweddings.com/ecl/images/content/pub/weddings/2010Q1/mw105260_0110_beautypins_xl.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/sites/files/marthastewartweddings.com/ecl/images/content/pub/weddings/2010Q1/mw105260_0110_beautypins_xl.jpg</a></div>
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    It's fine for second-time brides to wear veils.   So if you want to wear one, then wear one.   

    Same thing with a tiara -- if you find one you like that makes you feel beautiful, then go for it:-)

    I would recommend you try on your dress with several different options/combinations and see what works best for you.   
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    edited March 2013
    Another option is an embroidered/bejweled head band instead of a tiara. It lies flat against your head and can be paired with a veil or without depending on your hair style.  I've seen some that are beautiful and are a nice alternative.  I plan to get one as our wedding day gets closer and I finalize alterations and shoes and other accessories.
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    I wore both and brought the tiara along with me when I tried on veils. Although my tiara is small and delicate, nothing bulky or over the top. I love both individually and loved how they looked togeher. Do what makes you feel beautiful! A tiara underneath a pretty blusher paired with a short dress sounds really pretty :)
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