Just Said Yes June 2021

Fingertip or Chapel Veil- Help!

Lia, on May 6, 2021 at 1:28 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 13

Hello! I am having my big wedding June 25 and I cannot decide on a veil! I am 5'0 FT and I have read that Chapel is gorgeous with trumpet style dresses (my dress). I am conflicted though because I do not want it to drown me out since I am so short. Other option to play it safe is the Fingertip. I love the Chapel but don't want it to overtake the dress. Thoughts??????

Fingertip or Chapel Veil- Help! 1


Latest activity by Elly, on May 14, 2021 at 5:35 AM
  • Grace
    Super February 2022
    Grace ·
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    Chappel length would be gorgeous but might steal the show from the beautiful details on your dress. I would go with fingertip length, personally.
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  • Lia
    Just Said Yes June 2021
    Lia ·
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    P.S. seamstress still needs to remove satin sash on back

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    I vote for fingertip length!! It's universally flattering and will still show off the bottom of your dress! Smiley love

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  • Sarah
    Super August 2021
    Sarah ·
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    Your dress is gorgeoussss. I would go with fingertip.
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  • Kirstin
    Dedicated June 2021
    Kirstin ·
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    I like fingertip but I’m not a fan of long veils...
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  • Kim
    Dedicated April 2021
    Kim ·
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    I vote chapel! I’m only 5”0 tall as well and wore a
    Cathedral and it was beautiful, don’t worry about it being too big!
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  • Ariel
    Devoted October 2021
    Ariel ·
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    I vote chapel. I love the drama of a long veil. If you’re having a reception and not changing you’ll have all night to show off the gown without the veil
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    Savvy October 2022
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    You look great!! I personally love the look of Chapel or Cathedral veil. I think a long veil will look good on you. It is just my opinion though since I haven't had a chance to try a wedding dress in person yet. Maybe just try on different types of veils and take pictures and compare?

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    I think chapel would be beautiful. But for either length, keep it simple (a thin ribbon edge veil no lace).
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  • Elizabeth
    Super June 2021
    Elizabeth ·
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    I'm short and wearing cathedral. Veils are sheer so you don't lose the details of the dress or get drowned in fabric in my opinion. I would try a chapel and see how you like it!
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  • Chelsea
    Expert June 2021
    Chelsea ·
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    I ended up going with a fingertip since I have such a beautiful, long train. I didn't want to take away from it!

    *Not this veil, but just for reference!

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    Dedicated September 2021
    Conny ·
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    Great choice. I was always certain I’d gin with cathedral until I really saw a picture of a gown similar to mine with a fingertip and also a cathedral. The fingertip works great bc there’s already that beautiful detail on your dress and tail! Fingertip is equally elegant and does not take away from all that gorgeousness ! Good luck on your upcoming wedding
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    Dedicated August 2023
    Elly ·
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    I think that maybe a two-tiered veil would be a good option to explore. The first tier falling between the shoulders and elbows, and the second layer about the length of a fingertip veil. Two tiers are often overlooked in the statement department.

    I say try on a chapel, two-tiered, and fingertip veil, and see how you feel. You look beautiful in your dress, and you have a petite figure. I would say that the only possible way for a veil to "drown you out" is if it has a heavy brocade and is cathedral length, or has heavy horsehair tulle.

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