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Is my dress too pretty for a veil?!

Stella, on October 16, 2016 at 11:36 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 30
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My vision for my wedding day was always to have a veil, because your wedding day is the one day you can wear a veil. When trying on dresses I was drawn to the ones with beautiful lace backs and when I asked my consultant what type of veil I should do with it, she said she would skip a veil because you don't want to cover a back that beautiful. I completely agree, because the back is my favorite part, but now I'm second guessing myself. What do you think? I was thinking maybe just purchase a veil and wear it in at least a few photos?


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Latest activity by Aggie, on October 17, 2016 at 12:30 AM
  • Van Pear
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    Van Pear ·
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    You can wear a veil for the ceremony if you really want. You'll have plenty of time to show off the lace back at the reception (when you normally discard the veil anyway). For photos you can get a few with and a few without.

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  • Stella
    Dedicated February 2017
    Stella ·
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    I should add that we are doing a DW and not really having a reception. =( Otherwise that is definitely what I would be doing.

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  • FutureMrsB
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    FutureMrsB ·
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    The back is beautiful, veils aren't permanent. Since you dreamed of having one, get one and make sure you hair is styled so that you can easily remove it for photos

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  • Stella
    Dedicated February 2017
    Stella ·
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    I suppose it would be better to have one and decide to go without last minute, rather than to wish I had one. =)

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  • allorubyrose
    Dedicated September 2017
    allorubyrose ·
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    You could always do a tulle birdcage veil to not cover the back! Smiley smile

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  • MrsSki
    Master April 2017
    MrsSki ·
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    There are some very, very sheer veils out there! If you wear one of those, it may not block the view of the back of your dress. It is beautiful, but I feel like the veil makes it bridal!

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  • Stella
    Dedicated February 2017
    Stella ·
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    @MrsSkiToBe, exactly!! I feel like the veil makes it bridal.

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  • Paige
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    Paige ·
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    The dress is stunning and I think a veil would be beautiful with it. Have you thought of a hair piece or a birdcage veil?

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  • Sarah
    Super August 2017
    Sarah ·
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    I think a very thin (single layer) veil won't obscure the back. I'm wearing a single layer veil for the ceremony only and you can still see the details of the back of my dress through it. I think it completes the look.

    If you've always dreamed of one, you should wear it! Take some pictures before without it, have it on for the ceremony, and take some after without it. It'd be better to buy it and decide you don't want it than to wish you had one on your wedding day

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  • OG Dianna
    Master March 2017
    OG Dianna ·
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    I would still go with a veil if that's what you want. Most are sheer enough so you still see the details of the back.


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  • Alisha
    Super October 2018
    Alisha ·
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    I just have to say, that dress is beautiful!

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  • mrsanda
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    mrsanda ·
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    You could see it going great with a plain fingertip length veil.

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  • MzRosaLu
    Master July 2016
    MzRosaLu ·
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    I would suggest a very sheer cathedral veil. You can take it off after the ceremony.

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  • Christinanyc
    Master December 2016
    Christinanyc ·
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    Um, it looks amazing with a veil. Personally, I am a veil fanatic so my answer is biased.

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  • Stella
    Dedicated February 2017
    Stella ·
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    Having a dress with a long train like this, do I want to try and get a super long veil? Would I want it to be the same length or longer than the train of my dress? When I look at the veils on etsy all the lengths are so confusing.

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  • P
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    P ·
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    You can still do a veil if you'd like and take it off for pictures. Having more beautiful things isn't too big of a problem Smiley winking

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  • NotThatFreakinMary
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    NotThatFreakinMary ·
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    Too pretty for a veil? I've never heard of that. I'm a fan of veils for the ceremony. Then maybe just your tiara or head piece for the reception ?

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  • Mrs. Coakley
    Master June 2017
    Mrs. Coakley ·
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    I would go with just a simple, sheer one with not a lot of details.

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  • Elizabeth
    Master December 2016
    Elizabeth ·
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    What are you doing after the ceremony? I've been to destination weddings where the bride wore her dress out to dinner afterwards if they weren't having a full reception. You can wear the veil for the ceremony and take it off when you go out, but keep the dress on.

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  • Mrs.Wife
    Super October 2017
    Mrs.Wife ·
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    You could do a birdcage veil.

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