Wedding & Function
Wedding & Function

5 Tips on picking the perfect veil

When it comes to iconic bridal accessories, the veil is the most popular, but with so many options to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you and right with your wedding dress?

Here are a few helpful tips on how to pick the perfect veil to top off your look.

  1. Find your perfect length

The first thing you should consider when choosing a veil is the length. Test out a variety of options when you go for your first dress fitting to see what length works best with your gown. Designers will often make veils tailored specifically for their dresses, so you can use these as a starting point.

Shorter veils, like bandeaus, birdcages and blushers, tend to lend a bit more personality as well as an informal or retro edge to your look.

  1. Make it colour complementary

When it comes to your wedding, you should aim to match the colour of the veil to your wedding gown. And since photos may not accurately portray the correct colour, be sure to bring a swatch of fabric from your dress when you go veil shopping. 

  1. Balance it out

If your wedding dress is heavily embellished, your veil should be clean and simple, with minimal (if any) extras. And vice versa: A simple, streamlined gown allows you to be a bit more adventurous. Feel free to play around with unexpected shapes, accents and textures, like a floral embellished chapel-length veil, a lace cap or a couture-inspired bubble veil with over-the-top volume.

  1. Picture your wedding hairdo

Before you decide on a veil, consider how you plan on wearing your hair on your wedding day, the style you choose may affect your final veil decision. For example, halo veils, bridal caps and mantilla veils work best when hair is worn down or in low up-dos, while blushers and birdcages are much more versatile and can be worn with most hairstyles.

Your hairstyle might also affect where you place the veil and how you secure it.

  1. Avoid a complicated veil

If you plan to remove your veil after the ceremony, but want to leave your headpiece on for the reception, attach your veil with fabric hook and loop closures for easy on and off. Keep in mind: If you remove your veil before the reception, it won't appear in pictures of the first dance or the cake cutting.