I have to admit that I wasn’t sure I would wear a veil when I first started thinking about my wedding day look. I was all in for the big white dress, but veils seemed old-fashioned, or just not my style. Plus, I was already thinking I wanted something sparkly on my head, and wondered if a veil would detract from that. I talked to my friend Maggie about it, as she just got married this past February. Her response? When else do you get to wear a veil? Why not just go for it?
And she’s right! And once I started trying on dresses and putting on veils, I realized I didn’t only want a veil, I NEEDED a veil! Though preferably not one of the $300+ ones for sale at the salon where I bought my dress. Maggie generously offered to loan me hers as she also wore an ivory dress, but I figured I would also keep my eyes open for other options (aka sales!). Just like trying out different shoes with the wedding dress, I figure it can’t hurt to try out different veils!
Maggie’s veil is fingertip length, and from trying on dresses I knew that was the length I wanted – it’s just long enough to be elegant, but not so long that I’ll worry about tripping on it (I’m looking at you, cathedral length!) And congrats to Maggie for making the blog!
Here are some of the other styles that I’ve gravitated towards:
And then, because I’ve signed up for any and every bridal site, I got an email from Rue La La for one of their bridal boutiques! And wouldn’t you know I found this - a beaded floral fingertip length ivory veil, for $49! SOLD!
There are small accents on the blusher (which I think is what you call the part that goes over your face) that hit just above the bust.
Are you a veil kind of bride? What kind of veils do you like?