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Choosing Your Veil Part 2

Like we discussed in our previous post, there is a true art to shopping for  veils and deciding whether or not there’s room for one in your wedding look! What we didn’t cover last time, was the process you go through afterward to make sure your wedding day look is flawless. 

 

Don’t forget the fabric!

Once you’ve figured out which veil style is perfect for you, you should also think about the type of fabric you want your veil to be made of. The fabric really does make all the difference between having a heavy veil that weighs on your hair, and having a light and manageable veil.

Tulle, silk, lace, and satin are common fabric choices for veils; however, tulle is the most common and budget friendly option.

Examples of veil fabrics. 

Examples of veil fabrics. 

 

Remember your hair...

Your hair is an important aspect of your wedding day. You want to make sure your veil works with you bridal hairdo, so showcase that! Whether you opt for simple curls, a chignon, a bohemian updo, or something more natural, you should consider whether your desired veil highlights your overall style.

A beautiful bride getting her veil perfectly placed. @loveweddingsng

A beautiful bride getting her veil perfectly placed. @loveweddingsng

Your hairstyle may affect the placement of your veil and how it is able to be secured in your hair. Certain hairstyles, such as updos, will allow for the veil to be pinned above to create a more classic and voluminous style. Don’t forget to bring your veil with you to any trial hair appointments, so you and your hair stylist can work together to find the perfect look!

Don’t forget hair accessories!

Your accessories can either make or break the overall look of your gown and veil together. If you’re going for a more blinged out wedding complete with statement accessories, you need to be mindful of the balance between elegance and doing way too much. If you’re going for the princess look by opting for a crown, you should be aware that not all veil styles work with crowns, so feel free to try different looks with your dress.

A bride getting her gorgeous headband perfectly placed before adding her veil.  

A bride getting her gorgeous headband perfectly placed before adding her veil.  

Just remember, volume doesn’t work well with extra drama. Tiaras don’t always mix with longer veils, but ornate headbands do! Mantillas look great with ornate combs or own its own. Blushers and birdcage styles can be embellished with unique accents like floral barrettes or feather clips. Just like your day-to-day wardrobe, your wedding accessories should all match your theme and fit together.

Finally, think about application:

You should consider how easy it is to put the veil on and take it off. This is much like the bustles article. Despite your best made plans you don’t know who is going to be there to help you take your veil off and/or put it back on. It’s best to go for a style that is easy to do yourself, if need be. This will save time, frustration, and future panic.

Bride with a lace trimmed fingertip length veil.

Bride with a lace trimmed fingertip length veil.

Like every other aspect of selecting your wedding look, choosing a veil requires a little bit of work, but finding the perfect one goes a long way in pulling together your bridal look. Whether you’re going for blinged out drama or an understated vibe, you’ll know when you’ve found the perfect hair accessory to balance with your veil and gown. Hopefully we’ve answered enough of your questions about veil styles here in this blog. As always, Curvy Rose is here to assist in whatever you need, if you have more questions on veil styles, feel free to contact us and we will be glad to help.

 

 

 

 

How to Choose Your Veil Part 1

We’ve discussed finding the right gown, we’ve discussed finding the right bustle style, now it’s time to discuss finding your perfect veil.

When trying to find your perfect veil, there are a couple of important aspects to consider. Don’t worry though, here at Curvy Rose, we’re here to help you choose the perfect veil for your big day.

A quick chart of different veil types from  Geomyra weddings and events . 

A quick chart of different veil types from Geomyra weddings and events

To Have a Blusher or Not to Have a Blusher Veil?

You may or may not know what a blusher is, but as always we’ve got you covered here at Curvy Rose!

One of the most traditional styles is the blusher veil. It is a short piece of fabric, usually attached by a comb, that covers the bride’s face as she walks down the aisle. When looking for this type of veil, search for the term two-tier blusher. You can also get the look of a blusher by using two matching veils one with a comb fastened toward the front crown of your head and the other facing toward the back with the two combs meeting at the middle. This option can be pretty fussy, so you may want to try it out before buying. Many brides who choose to wear the blusher veil often have their fathers or whoever walks them down the aisle lift it as a way of “giving away” the bride.

Veil Length Styles

There are 8 main veil styles:

Birdcage Veil

A bride in a tea length dress with a birdcage veil. 

A bride in a tea length dress with a birdcage veil. 

This veil style is the shortest of all the veil styles, and is one of the more popular veil styles among brides with vintage themed weddings. This style wears well with shorter and tea length wedding dresses. There is plenty of variety with birdcage veils; you can wear them towards the back of your head, but they’re normally worn just over the eyes or chin. These veils are just as cute as they are low-maintenance and they’re perfect for low-key courthouse or informal weddings.

Flyaway/Shoulder Length Veil

Bride with tea length dress and flyaway style veil.

Bride with tea length dress and flyaway style veil.

If you’re going for a vintage look, but just aren’t feeling the birdcage, this veil length is the way to go. The flyaway (aka shoulder length) veil isn’t as common among most brides, but many fashion forward brides love this length. This veil style works with both tea length and longer wedding dresses as well. If your dress has gorgeous details that you want everyone to see, then this may be the veil length for you.

Elbow Length Veil

Bride with elbow length veil and blusher

Bride with elbow length veil and blusher

This is a very elegant and wearable length for most brides, especially brides with ballroom gowns. If you are a bride going for a more romantic look, you can add a blusher for a more romantic look. Also, if your wedding is more informal, this veil style is pretty versatile and works for daytime and nighttime settings.

Fingertip Length Veil

Bride with fingertip veil. 

Bride with fingertip veil. 

This is by far the simplest and most flattering veil style out there. It is also the most popular veil style among brides. This the veil type works better with longer gowns.

Waltz Length Veil

A beautiful Juliet cap style veil.

A beautiful Juliet cap style veil.

This veil length falls anywhere between the knee and the ankle, and it is a very delicate style. A variation of the waltz length veil that we carry in our boutique is the Juliet cap veil. Definitely not a veil style for everyone, but it is perfect for brides with a Gatsby themed wedding! If this is a style that interests you, we have one here in the boutique.

Sweep/Chapel Length Veil

This longer veil style stretches all the way to the ground, but it doesn’t give you a train! If you’re having a more formal wedding, or if you just want to feel like a princess, this might be the veil style for you.

Bride in a ballroom gown with chapel length veil. 

Bride in a ballroom gown with chapel length veil. 

Cathedral Length Veil

This veil style is longer than the chapel length and is one of the most dramatic styles on the market. Yes, they are a handful to deal with. Yes they are totally worth the hassle! They photograph beautifully and are perfect for your most formal of weddings.

Bride with an elegant Cathedral veil.

Bride with an elegant Cathedral veil.

Mantilla Length Veil

Pronounced man-tea-ya, this veil style is just as elegant as the cathedral style and is very popular with traditional brides. A mantilla is usually a circular piece of lace or tulle with lace edging that is held in place with a comb. The edges of the veil frame your face and give you an elegant, regal look.

Like every other aspect of selecting your wedding look, choosing a veil requires a bit of imagination, but it is totally worth it in the end. You have a lot of styles to choose from, including edging options such as raw, corded, beaded, ribbon and lace. Don’t be afraid to try on different styles to find the veil that makes your heart sing. In fact, we often work with a veil designer that will even customize your veil with appliqués to match your dress.

Hopefully we’ve answered enough of your questions about veil styles here in this blog. As always, Curvy Rose is here to assist in whatever you need. If you have more questions on veil styles, feel free to contact us. We are always happy to help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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