A Wedding Veils Guide: All You Ever Wanted To Know About The Bridal Veil
More Bridal Veil Styles (and you thought we were about done!)
Blusher or Drop Veil: Simple Wedding Veils that Cover the Face
The blusher veil usually covers the entire face of a bride and falls around the shoulders.
This veil is commonly paired with a long veil and used during the most conservative ceremonies. At the beginning of the ceremony, the person walking the bride down the aisle (often the father of the bride) lifts the drop veil to reveal the face of the bride. Or at the end of a ceremony, the groom pulls it back before kissing the bride.
If you want to wear a drop veil you need to pair it with a tiered veil that allows for flipping of the blusher veil over your face or towards the back of your head before the first kiss. If you want to add volume to your upper torso or if your face is small or long, wear a short drop veil. Otherwise, choose a longer one.
The Juliet Cap: Simple, Casual & Romantic Veils for Modern Brides
This is a very beautiful, romantic and vintage veil. What is different about it is that it forms a cap that attaches to the head of the bride and then falls back. This style is most suited to a 20’s or 30’s wedding theme.
Mantilla Bridal Veil for Original Brides (the Spanish Veil)
Of Spanish origin, the mantilla veil often falls to the elbows in a circular shape. They are attached to the head through a buckle and leave the face exposed, so it is very flattering for brides with triangle-shaped features.
They exude a unique romantic aesthetic and are often embroidered or have very detailed work. Ideal to enhance a simple dress, and for those brides looking for originality.
Usually crafted in tulle or lace. Its style is very similar to Spanish dresses with details on the edge, or subtly embroidered appliques.
The mantilla can be attached in a variety of ways depending on the bride’s preference. Today, stylists can recreate real wonders and all kinds of “retro” looks, combining it with vintage jewelry pieces, brooches, combs or “peinetas” and hair combs or tiaras.
How to Choose a Veil: Layers and More Layers
You can choose a veil with one, two or three layers or tiers! The choice depends mainly on the style of the wedding gown.
Single tier veils go great with a sophisticated dress style, but romantic gowns benefit from two and three layer wedding veils. Classic gowns need at least a two tier veil. Veils with more than a single tier look best with a simple hairdo.
More Tips to Choose The Perfect Wedding Veil
- The veil should follow the design of your wedding attire. So you must first choose the dress before deciding on the wedding veil.
- You can wear a very long veil for the religious ceremony and switch to a shorter one for the reception.
- You’ll look taller and more elegant if you don’t show any bare skin between the veil and the dress.
- If your ceremony is taking place in a large church, consider a dramatic, cathedral veil. On the other hand, if you’re getting married outdoors, it’s best to opt for a veil that’s shorter in length. This will prevent the veil from blowing too much or even flying away.
Always remember that whatever wedding veil design you choose, this accessory should fit your style. Pick yours, and dazzle your guests with your look!
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