She then suggested I look at a vermicelli edge veil -- she only had a 1-tiered sample (which we'll call Veil B), but I tried it on and decided I liked the delicate vermicelli edge with my gown. So I asked for Veil A with Veil B's edge, and thought I was all done.
Well, today the veil came in. I picked it up while racing between errands, then took it home, and with stars in my eyes, I perched it on my head ...
And people, let me tell you, that "minimal poof" thing totally did not happen. I have NEVER IN MY LIFE seen this much tulle!
This veil could double as a parachute if we decided to do a skydiving wedding. I could use this veil as my drag chute if I ever took up street racing. That umbrella that Mary Poppins uses to fly away into the atmosphere has NOTHING on my veil -- I'm pretty sure that if I stepped outside with this thing on a windy day it would transform into a parasail and I'd soar into the clouds.
This sassy bride is totally rocking the puffy veil. Me? Uh ... not so much. Image from manolobrides.com.
So now I'm not quite sure what to do. Looking at my receipt, it appears that the salon ordered "Veil B with 2 tiers" instead of "Veil A with Veil B's edge" like I thought, but I didn't notice that when I paid, which is 100% my fault. On the phone, the salon owner said she can't return the veil because it's not technically the "wrong veil" from the manufacturer's point of view, but did say she'd be willing to exchange my veil for one they have in stock. I'm going in tomorrow to see if there's one closer to what I wanted that I can swap it for. But if that doesn't work ... well, there may soon be a new posting on Craigslist. "For Sale: World's Poofiest Veil. Ivory. Never worn. Could possibly give the wearer the ability to fly!"