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99 Days-To Veil or Not to Veil?

4 Mar

Seriously though… I’m having a dilemma here.  My mom was going to hand-stitch me a veil which would have been absolutely gorgeous!  Unfortunately, I’m getting married outside and I’m not okay with the idea of my veil being blown in my face and strangling and/or suffocating me or anyone near. Obviously, I have seen FAR too many images that should be titled:

Attack of the Veil

The sneaky wedding day nemesis you cannot avoid!

I might look back at pictures like this and chuckle about it later, but it’s not later. 😛

Here’s the situation, I’ll be walking down a large flight of stairs with my wonderful (yet stiff) Dad, trying not to trip over my dress, hoping not to slip in my tall heels, with one arm hooked through Dad’s and a bouquet in the other hand.  The possibility of a breeze grabbing hold of my veil and wrapping around me and dad is WAY too frightening… I could trip, step on my dress, roll down the stairs, rip my dress and accidently pull my dad with me. Okay, that was a pretty funny mental image. I may have chuckled a bit. Really though, if it actually happened there would be lots of gasps, lots of pain, and the mood would be significantly dampened.

Granted, there is a good chance this wouldn’t happen, but the fact that it could TERRIFIES me.  I would really like to have an elegant and fun wedding that doesn’t involve severe injury.

Because of this I’m considering two options: no veil or a simple birdcage veil.

As I was perusing wedding blogs I found out that Anthropologie now has a full wedding shop!!  Thanks to Artful Bride for the heads up! In all honesty, I would NEVER dish out the cash it would cost to deck myself out with Anthropologie attire, though perhaps I could find a cool vintage veil that won’t require a warning sticker.  

Scratch that… I just went to the website and the prices are CRAZY!  I could spend more at Anthroplogie on a veil than I did on my dress! GAH!  That is NOT in our budget!  Haha!! Besides, their options are a bit over the top for my taste

In distress I typed in “veil” on Etsy and came up with hundreds of gorgeous options for under $100. YES PLEASE! Etsy, don’t fail me now!!

 

Windy Veil Picture Credits: Top left to right/Bottom left to right