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?
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Retail Sales Consultant
- Wedding Date:
- September 2012
- The Farm