Hi, hive! In my last post, I recounted the different options available for veils. So with so much to know and to think about, what did I end up choosing?
As I researched my options, I drew some conclusions:
- I preferred raw, beaded, or lace edgings—beaded and lace were pretty, but expensive, so I was leaning more toward raw.
- I looooved a long veil, but the train on my dress was already very long, so that meant an elbow-length veil would work best for me. Elbow lengths fall down in a way that don’t make me look short on my already-petite frame, but still gave that flowing look I fancied. Also, elbow lengths were significantly cheaper.
- I preferred a veil that didn’t go over my face, like the single-tier. Mr. Big didn’t like the idea of having my face covered during the ceremony (“But then I can’t really see your face!”—he’s so cute <3) and the one time I was made to wear a two-tier veil, it kept brushing up against parts of my face and itching. Blugh.
- If I absolutely, categorically had to wear the veil over my face, I preferred either the circular/cascading or square styles because, more-than-one-tier-veils = poufy.
And so, with these criteria, I searched around for some veils that caught my fancy. I remember coming across this and gasping audibly:
Perfection. / Veil and image from Alisa Brides
It had everything I wanted in a veil: raw edge, lace appliques, single-tier, and elbow-length. However, I just wasn’t comfortable with the price. Alisa does beautiful veils, has great customer service, and will go out of her way to make any bride happy, but I just couldn’t pull the trigger. And so I kept searching.
I then came across this beauty: