Wedding veil is the most defining aspects of a brideâ€™s appearance after her wedding gown. Historically a veil was worn to protect the bride from evil spirits. Nowadays, it is simply considered to be a beautiful form of adornment. Today bride can choose any type of veil she desires, but it is important to understand that a veil is a accessory, and as such only one part of your overall look. You need to consider how it works with your dress, face shape body shape, hairstyles and wedding location. Here we offer some ideas on choosing wedding veils, in hoping that they would help you choose the perfect wedding veil for your wedding ceremony.
Firstly, you should determine the length of your wedding veil. An elbow-length veil is approximately 30 inches long. This length is suitable for both formal and semiformal weddings and should be worn with a gown without a train. The fingertip-length veil is about 36 inches long and can be worn with any long wedding gown, but looks best when worn with a gown that doesn’t have a train. It is suitable for both formal and semiformal weddings. Cathedral-length veils extend to the floor, or may even puddle on the floor. They’re worn only at formal weddings, with formal gowns with trains. They look striking, but are more expensive and add to the weight of the bridal costume.
Then it is time to choose the style. Veils nay have one layer or more tiers. The second layer is known as a blusher. Traditionally, the bride wears the blusher over her face during her entrance and approach to the altar. The veil is lifted out of the way either at the beginning of the marriage ceremony, or before the kiss.
Remember that a veil should either match the color of your dress or highlight the lighter tones. Never use a veil that is darker than the dress because it throws off your proportions and isnâ€™t flattering. Using a light color creates an angelic halo effect, but using a darker color creates an obtrusive funeral effect. Veils come in various materials, but they share a similarity: they are light and mostly sheer. Tulle is by far the most popular fabric, though chiffon, organza and lace can be used as well. Satin, silk, lace, beading or embroidery are often used at the crown and edges of the veil to create a subtle decoration.
However, if you are struggling to find a veil that meets all the recommendations, consider ordering a custom veil. They are many online and local stores offering custom made wedding veils as well as wedding gowns. They can create a veil to your specifications. You can choose the color, wedging, cut, width, length and number of tiers.