What Type of Wedding Veil is Right for You?

Sep 6, 2017 | in Bridal Fashion, Bridal Tips


Nothing quite finishes off a wedding day look like a long, flowing veil. And while the traditional headpiece is breathtaking, it isn’t for everyone. With weddings today becoming more and more diverse we see brides wearing veils with everything from embellishments and crystals to color and lace, and many even ditching the tradition altogether and opting for something a bit more modern.
So how do you choose what veil, if any, is right for you?


Consider an elbow-length two tiered veil finished with either a ribbon or raw edge. Having the shorter tier gives you the option of wearing the veil over your face as you walk the aisle as well as giving a beautiful traditional shape to the veil and your overall look. The length will give you that instant bridal feeling, but won’t take away from you or the dress. It’s traditional and unique all sewn into one gorgeous piece.

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There truly is nothing quite as stunning as a cathedral-length veil for a traditional bride. These veils are the longest option and trail behind the bride as she saunters down the aisle. If the length seems overwhelming, a chapel or floor-length veil will give the same dramatic effect without the extra effort.


If you’re going for an edgy look for your big day, but still want that bridal feeling you get from a veil, consider a blusher. Blushers give an instant vintage vibe to your whole look and add a touch of romance. If vintage isn’t your thing, ditch the veil altogether, instead opting for a crystal headband or nothing at all—you can make a statement with your hairstyle alone.


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Bohemian brides often choose dresses that scream effortless, so keep that vibe going throughout your whole wedding day look. Add flowers to a messy braid or pull your hair back with a gold leaf headband. It will enhance your look and make you feel like a boho princess as you walk down the aisle.


No matter what veil or headpiece you go for, be sure to try it out ahead of time. Bring a few different options with you to your hair and makeup trial to test out what feels right. It’s also a good idea to bring the pieces with you when you go for your dress fitting so you can get the full picture of your gorgeous wedding day look, as different gowns and styles will suit different veils and details. You can also customise a veil by ordering extra lace to match you dress and adding it to a raw edge veil.

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