Hi Erica,  My daughter’s gown came in and she went to try it on yesterday and took along the hairpins.  The ladies at Minerva’s thought the pins went PERFECTLY with the dress, and so did my daughter.  The three hairpins, offset a little to the side of and just above her updo (she had her trial wedding hair day already), worked out great.  So, just wanted you to know this story has a happy ending.  Thanks again for your help –and your lace hairpins!!    Sally