Like most brides, I find the sight of a UPS or FedEx truck in my neighborhood to be wildly exciting. If I see one, I usually rush home to see if it left something for MEEEEE!
One awesome day last month, I came home and found a slightly squashed package by the front door addressed to MEEEEE!
It was my veil!!!
I ordered it from a seller on Etsy, and I have to admit I was a little nervous about ordering a veil without first trying it on. But this particular seller had rave reviews, and the veil was ridiculously cheap…so I took the plunge and hit “Add to Cart.”
I’m sure you wanna see pictures.
I’m still not 100% sure how I’m supposed to attach the thing to my head, but this is what I think it’s going to end up looking like. It does have a hair comb sewn in, and I’m sure the hairstylist will know what to do. Please excuse my oh-so-comfy sweatshirt and crazy hair.
I also tried it on with my dress, but I can’t show you pictures of that just yet. To give you a little bit of an idea, though, the lace on the veil mimics the lace overlay on the dress.
At the beginning of the whole wedding-planning process, I was completely opposed to wearing a veil. I wanted a simple hair accessory, like a blingy headband or fascinator.
And then I met Pinterest.
Ah, Pinterest, how I love thee. Even though thou art the sole reason I burn through my phone’s data plan each month.
After seeing so many beautiful pictures of brides in veils—birdcage, cathedral, mantilla…the list goes on—I was sold on the idea. After all, when else am I going to be able to wear a veil? Besides Halloween, there’s really no good excuse to wear one.
I was set on a birdcage veil, until I realized that it wouldn’t look too great with my particular dress. I’m not hating on the birdcage, mind you.
All in all, I’m thrill I decided to spring for a veil. I think it looks very elegant and romantic, if I do say so myself.
What are your thoughts on veils? What style are you going with, if any?