You’ve searched, you’ve tried them on and you’ve thought long and hard and at last you’ve found the dress of your dreams.
The dress you will wear and dazzle in on one of the happiest days of your life. However, of all the accessories in your wedding ensemble, the most important is the veil. That’s why we’d like to give you a few tips to bear in mind when you choose yours so that you don’t make a mistake.
First of all, take a good look at your dress. If it’s romantic and traditional then you can pick a lace and embroidered veil or one with other details to enhance and complement the dress. If, on the other hand, you have chosen a more sophisticated, modern dress or one in a more elaborate fabric, we recommend a plain veil, so that all eyes are on the dress and the veil is just a subtle accessory.
In the same way as you try on several dresses, you will want to try on a few veils so you know about the different possibilities and how they look from all angles. It is usually easy to make a decision because we already have the main component of your outfit, the dress. Even so, it’s not unusual to have doubts. It’s essential that the veil is the same colour as the wedding dress, otherwise it will ruin the entire look.
If you only want to wear it during the ceremony, then a long veil is ideal. You’ll make a great impression and it’ll look amazing. However, if you don’t want to take it off, your best choice is a short veil, although we’ve never met a bride who has kept it on after the ceremony is over because it is too cumbersome for a party. Brides usually take the veil off before the wedding breakfast, but whether you take it off or keep it on will depend on how comfortable you feel.
When you do the trial run for your hair and make-up you should have already decided on the veil, because it will determine your hairstyle. There are so many alternatives to choose from:
• If you want a high bun, the veil should be medium to long.
• For a low bun or loose hair, short veils are better.
• If you have long hair and are having an elaborate hair style, pick a long veil. If you want to show it off, the veil should be fixed behind the hairstyle.
• However, if you have short hair, the veil should be attached closer to the front of your hair.
The shape of your face will also help you to choose the right veil. If you have an oval face then all types of veil will look good on you. However, if you have a round face, find a veil that falls at the sides of your face. Square faces look much better with short veils.
The same goes for your body type. Tall girls can carry any type of veil, lucky things. All they need to worry about is whether the veil looks good with the dress. However, short veils don’t tend to suit short brides.
Good luck searching for and choosing your veil! We are sure you’ll look divine!