Will your be wearing a veil on your wedding day? Many brides ask themselves this very question over and over! For some, their day would not be complete without a veil, when else is it acceptable to wear a veil than on your wedding day? At GMINI HQ we’re big fans of all types and lengths of veils. To help you know your blusher from your fingertip, read on for our guide:
Blusher: A blusher veil is a short single layer veil that is worn over the face during your walk up the aisle. A blusher is a great way of protecting yourself a little from all the loving faces looking at you whilst you walk up the aisle!
Birdcage: The birdcage veil is very small in comparison to other veils as it stops at your chin and is most commonly worn with a dainty pill box hat.
Flyaway: A flyaway veil is made of several layers of fabric and will sweep your shoulders.
Elbow: An A line veil with shorter blusher front that ends between your elbows and fingertips. The elbow veil is very popular for brides who want an easy to wear veil.
Fingertip: The fingertip veil is the most versatile as its length works well with many dress silhouettes, especially a ball gown. Not surprisingly the fingertip veil ends at your knees- only joking, it ends at your fingertips!
Sweep: A sweep veil brushes the floor and will extend 8 to 12 inches beyond your wedding dress.
Chapel: The chapel length veil can have several layers and a blusher front and will extend onto the floor. It will fall approximately seven feet from your head.
Cathedral: The cathedral veil is always the length chosen by Royalty, it can extend three to four yards beyond your gown and will make a big impact!
Mantilla: The mantilla veil has been very popular over the last few years, thanks to its delicate lace edging. The veil is a long Spanish style piece of lace that frames the face, the fabric can be either entirely lace or edged with lace.
Cap veil: Straight out of Romeo & Juliet, the cap veil begins with a cap worm on your head and falls into the veil to whatever length you prefer.
1. Always consider your wedding dress. Ideally you should choose your wedding dress first and then decide on your veil. If you dress is lace or beaded think of complementing these accents with the same look on your veil, but remember the veil shouldn’t take away from your wedding gown.
2. Don’t forget about your ceremony venue. If you’ve a very short aisle to walk up the drama of a cathedral length veil may be lost. If you’re getting married outside, a shorter veil will be most manageable in any windy weather your might have.
3. Style your hair to suit your veil. Veils work brilliantly with relaxed down hairstyles but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear your hair up, if that’s what you really want. Chat to your hairdresser about the length and look of your veil at your hair trial to make sure you are happy with the look.
(Intro image: Percy Handmade via Deerpearl Flowers)