Before I thought that a wedding veil is a simple translucent cloth you cover the bride’s face with to act like a door or window to welcome the first kiss of marriage. I have not really thought of that they have styles or types. To my surprise, they have indeed different style and types.
Like choosing your wedding dress, just like any wedding accessories, there is a huge deal of consideration the right wedding veil that fits your wedding. A few things to consider: Color, level of detail and your reception venue. Try to choose a veil in a similar shade to your gown but don’t get too hung up on this detail.
Once you’ve made the decision to wear a veil, you will need to consider how it works with your dress, face shape, hairstyle and wedding location. Here are some of the most popular veils below and tips for styling each.
The Cathedral Veil
The Cathedral or drop veil is the most traditional but elegant type of veil. Worn at more formal weddings, the Cathedral veil is the longest and usually most detailed. But, the longer the veil, the harder it is to move in – so you might want to take it off or switch to a shorter option for the reception. A long tulle veil like this one could crinkle easily. Have it steamed (not ironed!) before the wedding day.
The Drop Veil
The halo or drop veil is on-trend right now and has a distinctly bohemian style. To really highlight your veil, add a hair vine or elegant headpiece.
The Juliet Wedding Cap
If you have a flair for the dramatic or are looking to add a little bohemian edge to your bridal look then the Juliet cap veil is for you. There are two ways to wear this style. You can either take a lace or bead-trimmed veil and wear it as a cap, with the sides pinned back with combs or pins behind each ear, or with a veil attached to a separate cap. Add something extra to your veil between ceremony and reception, flowers, combs and pins etc.
The Blusher Veil
If you love the sophistication or the mystery of shielding your face then the blusher veil is for you. Adding volume to the hairstyle of your choice, the blusher veil is somehow both classic and modern all at the same time.
The Cage Wedding Veil
Worn mostly by vintage and retro brides, the birdcage veil is the perfect accessory. The birdcage veil is the signature accessory for a vintage-glam wedding. Paired with a bold lip and stunning accessories, the birdcage veil will definitely accentuate your wedding day hair and makeup. Remember that there is no standard shape or size to a caged veil so be sure to try on a few with your wedding dress to make sure that you find one that you love.
We hope this helps you on your wedding veil selection. There is no trick rules to follow on veil though. You can make any style you want on your wedding. Congratulations!
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