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
Gallery of the Day
On the Ceremony Controversy
Add a comment


  1. Member
    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?

  2. msfairy Bee
    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 4:50 pm

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

  3. msunicorn Bee
    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???

  4. Guest Icon Guest
    Laura, Guest @ 11:01 pm

    Yeah excited now – thanks!

  5. Member
    sugarbox 226 posts, Helper bee @ 7:01 pm

    This veil is good,love it.

  6. Member
    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?)

add a comment

Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors