For the finishing touches on your bridal look you may be debating on whether a veil is the right choice. To us, it’s not a matter of whether or not to wear one but which one is perfect for you!
To cut out some of the pressure of deciding on what veil to don on your big day, here are 8 easy tips that will help you narrow down the field!
1. CONSIDER THE DRESS
Is your dress backless? Think about a sheer or ballet tulle veil so that you aren’t hiding that show stopping feature. Does your dress have a long train? Make sure your veil is either short enough to not compete with it (chapel length) or that is it long enough to reach outside the edge of your train.
2. HAIR STYLE
How do you plan on wearing your hair? Find the veil more important? Then take the plunge into accessories before your hair trial and make sure that your hairstyle is complementary to a veil.
3. THINK ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE WALKING DOWN THE AISLE
If you are getting married in a church, perhaps something with a bit of drama and cathedral length would be best. Or if you are getting married on the side of a cliff, a longer veil might get in the way of your ‘hike’ down the aisle.
4. ARE YOU A MORE TRADITIONAL BRIDE OR ARE YOU TRYING TO PUSH THE BOUNDARIES ON WHAT PEOPLE EXPECT A BRIDE TO LOOK LIKE?
More traditional brides might gravitate more towards long, intricate lace work. For the gal who’s breaking stereotypes take a peek at veils with fun details like leaf motifs and alternative shapes.
5. KNOW YOUR PRICE POINT
Veils can be as simple or as elaborate as your dress and similarly they range in cost. Be sure to consider veil cost in your wedding budget. If you know immediately that a veil is going to be a priority, be sure to set aside a proportional amount of money towards it. Our collection of veils ranges from $200-$1,300.
6. DON'T BE AFRAID TO BRANCH OUT!
If you were the bride that wanted a wedding dress that was edgy and boho then why go for the plain jane veil? There are so many options so don’t be afraid to ask your stylist for something fun and different!
7. QUALITY COUNTS
Be it 300 dollars or 1000 dollars, make sure your money is going to a veil that will age well enough to be that heirloom piece 50 years from now. Soft, high quality tulles and custom lacework may cost a little bit more but they make a huge difference when the next generation pulls out your veil for their “something borrowed”.
8. MOST IMPORTANTLY: BE YOU!
Just like we prefer to guide brides towards dresses that make them look and feel like themselves on their big day, the same should be said for your veil.
In addition, here are some of our favorite styles from Sara Gabriel, an accessory designer that is carried at all of our locations!