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Choosing a Veil

20th April 2015

So you’ve found your dream gown… and then the assistant places a veil on your head to complete the look and you and your entourage (especially your mum) burst into tears! Whether you had imagined wearing one or not, veils have been a classic symbol of a bride for over 2000 years. Here’s our hints and tips for choosing the right one for you.

There are 5 different lengths to choose from, they are:

  1. Blusher – seductively falling below your eyes
  2. Fingertip – is just that, ends just at your fingertips
  3. Ballet – ends just about mid thigh
  4. Chapel – falls at your feet
  5. Cathedral – trails behind you for full dramatic effect

Choose a shade of veil that is the exact colour of your dress or just a little lighter, avoid anything darker.

For a voluminous look go for a veil with lots of layers of tulle.

If you’re having a more traditional ceremony, you could choose a veil that has a shorter piece that can cover your face as you walk down the aisle.

Choose a sparkly hair pin to wear with your veil and then once you remove your veil for the reception, your sparkly hair pin with glisten and shine!

It may be a good idea to take your veil (if you have it) to your wedding hair trial so that your hairdresser can have a play with how it will work with your style. If you don’t have it, at the very least mention it at the time of your trial so that your hairdresser can keep it in mind when creating your hair do.

When you pick up your veil, leave it to hang to avoid getting creases in it.

If there are any creases, you can lightly steam it, but be sure not to use an iron as you may damage or discolour it.

Make sure you hang it out of sunlight and this too will cause it to change colour.