Styles Of Wedding Veils
by: Erika Gonzalez
veils are an important part of a brides look. There are many styles and
colors to choose from to perfectly complement the brides gown. With the
wide selection of wedding veils available this article will make it
easy for you to find the ONE that will make your special day magical!
first thing you need to do is pick your gown. Aside from your gown,
your wedding veil is the most noticed accessory that you will be
wearing. Thus, it should match well with your gown and help to enhance
first aspect to consider with your wedding veil is the length. It’s
important to keep in mind the brides hairstyle as that will affect the
length of the wedding veil she wears. Although most brides get a
wedding veil to fit with their hairstyle, some choose to do it the
other way around and choose a hairstyle that will work with the veil
that the bride just has to have!
The most common lengths of wedding veils are referred to as such:
– Also known as “Blusher” veils because they are commonly worn with a
piece called a blusher that covers the brides face. Typically about 2
feet long it reaches to the brides shoulders or collar bone. It’s
traditionally a first-time brides style as it originally symbolized the
brides innocence. Now-a-days some second and third-time brides choose
to wear this style as well because it complements many types of gowns.
– This type of wedding veil flows to the brides elbows and can have
multiple layers. Usually the layers are the same length, but may be cut
shorter by a couple of inches.
– Wedding veils of this length can be worn with virtually any style
gown (the exception being gowns rise above the ankles) and because of
this are the most commonly worn veil.
– Usually worn with more formal gowns with cathedral trains. The
wedding veil will extend about six inches past the end of the train.
Other lengths/types of veils include:
Flyaway Veil – A multi-layered shoulder length veil. It’s generally worn with more informal gowns.
Birdcage Veil – Extends to just past the chin and is recommended for wearing with short dresses or dinner suits.
Ballet Length Veil – Great for wearing with a gown that has no train. It extends to the ankles without touching the ground.
you have decided on a length then you can decide on a color. This
probably won’t take a lot of thought since wedding veils should match
the color of the gowns they are being paired with. You wouldn’t want a
white gown with an ivory wedding veil. If your gown is white, then your
veil should be white as well. Colors can run the gamut, but some of the
more common colors are white, ivory, gold, beige, silver and some even
incorporate touches like sparkle and shimmer.
edge of the wedding veil is an important accent that adds a dramatic
touch. Edges come in a variety of finishes such as a cut edge, pencil
edge, rattail edge, corded edge, soutache edge, pearl edge, rhinestone
edge and different styles of ribbon edges. A cut edge is the simplest
type while rhinestone or pearl edges can add a stunning effect to a
wedding veil. The colors of the edging is varied as well and can be
virtually any color in the rainbow, though silvers, golds and whites
are the most common.
perfect wedding veil for you is ultimately up to you. Regardless of
what style you choose it should be something that you love. Although
you may be slightly influenced by others and what they think is
beautiful your wedding veil should be a reflection of you and your
beauty. A wedding veil can be passed down from generation to generation
or stored and kept as a memento and reminder of how beautiful you are.