A lot of brides love wedding veils. Maybe it’s in women’s nature to like everything airy, elegant, and delicate. Nevertheless, it’s hard to achieve bridal veil perfection without experience, and women usually want to be the blushing bride only once in their lifetime. It’s not like we have several wedding attempts to perfect our bridal look! So, here you are a few important tips that will hopefully make your wedding look preparation easier.
The first thing you should know about the wedding veil is that it shouldn’t compete with your bridal gown. It is merely an accessory, something to complement the dress perfectly. It should match the style and design of the wedding gown or at least be neutral to not antagonize it.
If your dress is simple or minimalist, then it is OK to choose intricate lace, embroidery, or beading on the veil to add some chic. But if you’re planning on wearing a heavily embellished gown, a plain veil is a perfect choice.
Long veils are always striking. They are called “cathedral veils”. But it is important to make the veil longer than the dress. If your wedding gown has a train, the veil should be longer than this train.
Talking about the color of the veil, it should match the bridal dress or be a shade lighter.
A lot of veils come with a comb attached to make it easier to wear and adjust the piece. One of the best ways to wear a veil is to make an elegant updo hairstyle and place the comb above the updo. This way, the veil will float around your head without taking over the face of the bride, which is important.
Pay attention: the higher you wear the veil on your head, the more volume you’ll have. If you want it to look more subtle, attach the comb lower.
Most of the veils come with a plain comb, without any ornamentation or decoration, so that every bride could use it no matter what her dress design is. Those brides who would like to add some fancy touch can add one of those bejeweled headpieces, hairpins, and other adornments. Also, you can remove the veil for the wedding party after the official ceremony and leave the hair adornments instead.
Many brides still want a wedding veil to cover their face while they go down the aisle, though some people consider it old-fashioned. In this case, you’ll need a two-tier bridal veil. The top tier is called “blusher”. It’s worn over the face and can be flipped back after the ceremony. This type of veil adds some volume to the outfit. Two-tier veils are attached with the help of a comb that goes high on your head to let the blusher hang perfectly. Two-tier veils can be worn with a flowing hair, but remember to use the veil with a metal comb that can be pinned in place with bobby pins.
That’s it. We hope these little pieces of advice will be useful for you and help you cope with this new accessory – the bridal veil – without problems.