Veiled Meaning

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.


Personal photo


Personal photo

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?


Mrs. Unicorn

Atlanta, Georgia
Wedding Date:
September 2012
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  1. Member
    TierraS 175 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:06 am

    Your veil is very pretty. In the beginning I was set with the birdcage style but now I am exploring my options. I have seen so many beautiful veils and now its like hard to decide. If you don’t mind me asking where on Etsy did you get yours from?

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:59 am

    Oh, Uni! I love it! Lately, I’ve been rethinking my veil because I loooove lace-edged and mantilla veils. Your pictures aren’t helping! haha

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    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 11:03 am

    I love it! The lace edge is so pretty!

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    Laura, Guest @ 11:21 am

    Hi Miss Unicorn,
    from which seller on Etsy did you buy your veil? I’ve been looking for ages but they all seem so expensive. Thanks!!

  5. msunicorn Member
    msunicorn 149 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:30 am

    I’ll find the name of the seller and post it!!

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:35 am

    So beautiful! Love the lace along the edges.

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    coyote 1932 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:02 pm

    Oh it’s so beautiful!! I love it! I bought my veil off of Etsy too! I was a bit worried about buying it blindly online, but it arrived and I love it!!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:07 pm

    Notwearing a veil was never an option for me. In my mind it’ll complete my bridal look, and as you say.. when could I wear a veil again?

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:45 pm

    Great purchase! I love the lace! :) I wish I had lace on my veil… 😛

  10. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:06 pm

    Love your veil, the lace is just beautiful!

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:38 pm

    I love your veil; the hairdresser will definitely know how to incorporate it. Maybe you should take it with you to your trial appointment?

  12. msfairy Member
    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 4:50 pm

    Such a pretty veil!! I almost bought mine from etsy too!

  13. msunicorn Member
    msunicorn 149 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:13 pm

    Found the seller’s name! It’s ‘alexbridal,’ and here’s a link to the etsy shop:

    @priya: Yep. I’ll be taking it with me to the trial for sure! Still not sure how I want my hair, though. Gotta get on that.

    @Coyote: Who did you buy yours from??? I wanna seeeeee.

    @Fairy, Tierra, Treasure, Genie, Pony, Funnel, and Army Wife: Thanks! I friggin’ love it to death. Funnel, your veil was lovely!!! I love how it looks in all of your pictures.

    @Toadstool: I know what you mean. Veil = Bridal. They just go hand in hand, ya know???

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    Laura, Guest @ 11:01 pm

    Yeah excited now – thanks!

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    sugarbox 226 posts, Helper bee @ 7:01 pm

    This veil is good,love it.

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    Miss Jenks 45 posts, Newbee @ 12:13 am

    I was really convinced that I wasn’t going to wear a veil, but discovering the mantilla has also swayed me! (Along with the Royal wedding and Kate’s amazing veil. I think she convinced 50% more British brides to wear veils, or something?)

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