How should I store my veil before the wedding day?
So, you’ve chosen your veil and it’s en route to you as we speak. But what to do with it when it arrives?
Well, first of all we’d recommend trying it on with your dress and having a little happy cry at how beautiful you look. But after that, it’s important to store your veil in the right way to make sure it stays in perfect condition.
How To Store A Veil Correctly
There are 2 factors to consider when it comes to storing your veil before the big day. The first is the storage environment itself and the second is the method you use to store the veil. Below, we’ll give you some pointers on both to help preserve and protect it.
Where To Store A Veil
We would highly recommend that you store your veil in a wardrobe or cupboard where it has plenty of space and it is unlikely to be touched too much. While all of our stunning veils are delivered to you in a beautiful parcel and wrapped in tissue paper, it’s best to remove your veil from its box when it gets to you and hang it up in a roomy, dark, dry area. This will stop discolouration and reduce the chances of the veil snagging on any other clothing or items.
As much as we love kids and dogs, little hands, dirty paws and animal hair aren't a veils best friend! For that reason, if you have children or pets, try not to leave your veil on display and accessible to them - especially unsupervised.
How To Hang A Veil
How you store and hang your veil will depend on the length and style of it. Depending on where you buy your wedding veil from, it might come with a special veil hanging hook. These are normally designed with a clip which won’t damage the delicate fabric of the veil and give you the opportunity to store your veil without needing to fold it, which means no creasing!
Another layer of protection you can use for your veil is a storage bag. While there are specialist wedding veil storage bags available, a suit carrier will do the job just as well in protecting your veil from sunlight, dust and the gaze of your partner! We’d also advise that you hang the veil in a warm room a couple of days before the wedding to allow any creases to drop out.
Floor length, cathedral and chapel veils can be more difficult to store because of their extra fabric. For these types of veils, you might want to invest in a veil hanging hook that features an extra attachment for longer veils. These types of hangers allow you to fold the veil over to prevent creasing and prevent it from resting on the floor or being stepped on. If you aren’t able to get one of these, you could use a trouser hanger instead.
These types of storage solutions can be applied well after the big day, too. Especially if you plan to preserve it and pass it down to generations to come.
Bridal Veils at Lace & Favour
Here at Lace & Favour, we have a wide selection of on-trend and classic wedding veils for brides to be. All of these beautiful traditional additions to your bridal attire are lovingly packed to ensure they reach you in tip top condition. Discover our beautiful selection of veils online today on our website!