Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Veil


Many brides choose to include a veil in their wedding look. With so many styles and options, it is a fashion statement that can fit any bride’s aesthetic on her big day. If you are thinking about picking out a wedding veil, these tips will help you find your perfect match.


Figure Out Your Budget

You probably know that wedding dresses can get pricey, but many brides don’t consider the fact that veils can cost a pretty penny as well. Just as with wedding dresses, you’ll find a wide range of price points, so decide on your budget before going shopping.


Consider the Length

Veils can be as long or as short as you want. From birdcage veils to cathedral veils, there is an option that works for every bride’s style and needs. In general, shorter veils will feel more fun and laid-back, whereas longer veils will feel more traditional – although this will depend on how the entire look ties together. Veils that touch the floor are incredibly elegant, but can also restrict movement, which is a deal-breaker for some brides. Start to think about what length fits your needs and style, and then narrow down some options from there.


Try on Veil Options During Your Wedding Dress Appointment

Once you’ve picked out your dress, try on a few different veil options to see how they look with your dress. You don’t need to pick out a veil right then and there if the store doesn’t carry anything you love, but it is a good idea to get a sense of what lengths and styles complement your dress best.


Take into Account the Back of The Dress

Have you picked a dress with intricate back detailing, such as an open back or interesting cutout? Then be sure your veil is able to highlight the detail, rather than hide it. Choose a sheer veil, rather than a multi-layer veil – it will allow those details to be seen.


Think About Your Hair

Not every veil will work with every hairstyle. If you are set on wearing your hair a certain way on your wedding day, think of the look before choosing a veil. You don’t have to have the exact hairstyle nailed down, but consider whether you are going for an updo, leaving it down, or doing something in-between. This will help guide you in the right direction when choosing your veil.


Match Your Colors

When you are going to shop for your veil, bring along a fabric swatch from your dress so that you can match the colors as closely as possible. While you don’t need an exact match, this will help you get as close as possible. Relying on a photo isn’t the best idea, as lighting and camera quality can affect the coloring.


Choose the Right Embellishments

Your veil isn’t a standalone piece – it should fit nicely with your wedding dress. When it comes to embellishments, they should coordinate with your dress to create a cohesive look. While there is always room to break the rules a bit, use this as a general guideline: if your dress has more embellishments, choose a simpler veil – you don’t want too much commotion going on. On the other hand, if you chose a classic and traditional dress, you have room to play with more embellishments in your veil.


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