The charm of a wedding veil is undeniable, adding both romance and grace to your ceremony. Wedding veils are the most iconic bridal accessory, and as your big day is the only occasion you’re ever going to wear one, make your choice of wedding veil the crowning glory to your ensemble. With more designs available than ever before, you will need to choose carefully to ensure your veil both enhances and complements your gown.
Choosing The Length
It's always hard to decide which style to go for when choosing your wedding veil. Start by considering the length… Shorter wedding veils like birdcages and waist length veils, tend to lend a bit more personality as well as an informal, retro edge to your bridal look. Or lean more in the way of tradition with a flowing chapel length veil or dramatic cathedral veil for a show-stopping entrance. If you’re going long, make sure the veil is longer than your dress. Finding a style that complements the overall silhouette is critical.
Strike The Right Balance
As a general rule, if your dress is heavily embellished your wedding veil should be simple with clean lines, as you don’t want to take away from the detail on the dress. A more simple gown allows you to be a bit more adventurous, but make sure the embellishments complement the style and colour of your dress – for instance, a glamorous sequined veil would feel out of place next to a romantic lace gown embroidered with tiny pearls.
And what shade? If possible, you should aim for the exact shade of your dress or go up a shade lighter.
Two Tier or Single Tier?
A two tier wedding veil is what’s known as the most traditional choice for brides, wearing a blusher over your face as you walk down the aisle, however single tier veils are becoming increasingly popular. If the back of your gown has lots of beautiful detail, don’t hide it under layers of tulle. Opt for a sheer single tier veil that’s long enough not to break up the flow of your look, like an elegant fingertip veil or longer still. If all the detail is at the front of your gown, choose a two tier veil with stunning trim to add interest.