With many weddings not following traditions, the veil has been one factor many brides decide against. However, over 65% of brides have stuck to this tradition and wear their veil with pride as they walk down the aisle, catching a glimpse of their soon to be husband. The choice of which veil is most suitable, is not such an easy decision though, with numerous considerations being taken into account; so if you’re stuck on what will look best on you, here are some designs you can choose from.
Birdcage veil – If your dress doesn’t suit a tradition veil, a birdcage design can be a good choice, especially if you’re rocking a retro 50s wedding style.
Blush veil – A little longer than a birdcage veil, consisting of a single layer of tulle that folds over the face when you’re walking down the aisle, and then moved back when at the altar.
Elbow-length veil – If you are looking for a little more coverage, this is your best choice. Flowing gently down your shoulder, its gorgeous length won’t distract from your dress.
Fingertip veil – A more versatile option is this veil, working with most styles of wedding dress, and is the most popularly chosen option.
Chapel length – If you are following the more traditional, formal wedding attire, this is perfect. The veil is designed to flow down the length of your dress, whilst not taking anything away from it.
Cathedral length – If you want to go all out on your special day, then a veil that trails behind you as you process up the aisle is the one for you. Dramatic and daring, this veil matches the length of your train and will certainly capture everyone’s attention.
Covering all varieties of bridal veils, following tradition has hopefully been made a little easier, but just in case you are still unsure of what is best for you then follow these top tips:
- Your veil should not overpower your dress in any way
- Cathedral length veils work well on both tall and short girls
- Fingertip veils look best on tall girls as they make small girls look shorter
- Shoulder length veils work on any height of bride
- If you are wearing a blush veil, keep it further forward so it doesn’t get lipstick on it
- Think about the decoration of your veil carefully – if you’re wearing a plain and simple dress, an ornate veil decorated with crystals and embroidery will work perfectly.
If you need any more advice, or would like to start the search for your perfect veil, call us on 01799 526982