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Your Wedding Veil...

Hey ladies,

So I FINALLY picked up my dress and lugged it on a plane from ATL to FL by myself. How I did that will be for another post, lol. But I'm in the process of trying to figure out veils. At first, I wasn't going to do a veil at all since I felt like it would be too much. The wedding would be in Jamaica and I figured the wind will not be my best friend that day. I was going to do a simple flower until... I saw birdcage veils.
I am absolutely IN LOVE with them. I'm still deciding but I'm pretty sure this is the route I'll take. The dress is a mermaid style, strapless, with an a-line bodice so I figure it will work.

But anyways... what are you guys doing for veils and why?

Re: Your Wedding Veil...

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    winter443winter443 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm doing a cathedral length drop veil.   I just think they're so dramatic and beautiful.  Whenever I see pics of brides with that veil I think they look stunning.  When I tried it on it really made me feel "bridal"
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    winter443winter443 member
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    edited December 2011
    btw, I'm having a traditional church ceremony, if I were getting married on a beach I probably wouldn't go with the same veil
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    adgenyaadgenya member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm doing a simple 2-layer fingertip length veil. Our wedding is outdoors and the dress with the veil helps make it more formal looking.
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    edited December 2011

    I will have a one layer elbow length veil with pearl and bead accents on the edges. I might add a blusher veil too. My veil is simple not too much. My dress has pearl and beads on it. I was told the more details you have on your dress the simpler the veil should be. If your dress is simple, then the more elaborate your veil can be.

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    edited December 2011
    I thinking about going with a birdcage veil. I haven't picked out my dress, but since I'm going to be a short haired bride I decided if I get one it will be a birdcage veil.
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    Vanessa AVanessa A member
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    edited December 2011
    I love the birdcage veils, i think they are so chic. I have a cathedral length veil with nothing on it (my train is also cathedral with lots of beading so my consultant said to go with the plain so they wont complete with each other).
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    desi2002desi2002 member
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    edited December 2011
    birdcage!
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    edited December 2011
    I'm having a garden wedding and doing a simple two layer fingertiip veil with pencil edging. I LOVE the birdcage veils but I could never pull one off myself.
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    edited December 2011

    I wasn't going to do a veil at all, but once I put one on and all my friends and the ppl in the store  said "aaaawww" suddenly I felt like a bride. It felt more formal and since we are having a formal wedding, it goes with the flow. I'm doing a finger tip veil. It's fairly simple and trimmed with a little beading,  but it doesn't compete with my dress.

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    edited December 2011
    I went with a long cathedral veil that had lace trim. It just fit with the whole look I was going for. I loved it!
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    edited December 2011
    I am not doing a veil because I think it will take away from dramatic effect of the collar.  (see picture of dress below)

    http://www.priscillaofboston.com/dress_detail.jsp?gid=600&sfid=50705

    I am not sold to the birdcage idea either because I don't like anything on my face.   So for right now, I am leaning towards no head attire.
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    edited December 2011
    I'm not wearing a birdcage veil (although I love them) but I am wearing a short veil. I agree with the other comments about the veil not competing with the dress. The birdcage veil gives the look a vintage touch, so if that is what you are going for, I think it will look great! Also, shorter veils look great with mermaid style dresses. It shows off more of the dress : )
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    ladylumladylum member
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    edited December 2011
    My veil is actually being made with leftover material and extra beading from when my dress was made. I'm not crafty so a friend has offered to make it for me.
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    edited December 2011
    My gown is a simple A-line strapless ivory gown wth buttons straight down the back of the dress so I chose an ivory 1 tier catherdral length mantilla veil.  The drama of the veil gives the dress a completely different look and will be great for a large, Gothic, Catholic church with a 175 ft aisle.
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