An in depth description of the most popular and best styles of wedding veils and how to wear them.
What is a birdcage wedding veil?
The birdcage veil is the shortest veil of all. Sometimes known as a bridal fascinator. One of the best styles of wedding veils for retro or vintage wedding dresses.
Usually made from a more open weave net than a traditional veil. Try not to conceal the face too much. Give a chic retro look to a long or a short wedding dress. The birdcage veil can also be held in place by a bridal hair comb. Adding a vintage veil look. The bridal hair comb remains in the hair when the veil has been taken off after the ceremony.
How do I wear a birdcage wedding veil?
There are many ways of wearing this bridal look. Consider your hair style .You may like the tulle to just skim your forehead leaving both your eyes uncovered.
Although usually worn on an angle over one eye. I have even seen them worn to the back of the head. It was neatly placed by a very creative bridal hairdresser. Studded into place with pearl hair pins.
What style wedding dress goes with a Shoulder length or short veil?
This veil creates a great vintage or retro vibe to your bridal look. It is usually made with of a double layer net and gathered and dropping to shoulder length. . Great look with Tea length or short wedding dresses creating a fun and flirty look.
How do I get the retro or vintage bride look?
A shoulder length veil is usually worn further forward that a traditional veil. This style is sometimes worn with a bridal headband to add to the look.
What is a Blusher Wedding veil?
This veil is a very versatile veil comprising of a single layer of tulle. Make sure it is high quality English tulle so it has a little bit of body. Cheap net doesn’t hang nicely and won’t compliment your look.
A blusher veil can be any length you like between your elbows and knees.
This design is an excellent addition over a longer veil. And can be worn over the face during the ceremony. Sometimes a long wedding veil can be hard to manage so after the photos maybe take the long veil off and just wear your blusher for the party after.
The most popular wedding veil style.
The fingertip wedding veil is by far the most popular style wedding veil. This veil is complimentary to most figure and face shapes. The finger tip length looks great with the majority of bridal gown styles including plus size wedding dresses If your gown has a lot of beaded detail you may choose a plainer veil. As a busy trim or lace edge style can detract from the gown.
True to its description the length is to your fingertips. Usually made with a double layer of tulle the top layer is a little shorter and traditionally is placed over your face.
I would highly recommend that you choose one that is cut on a full circle as it gives a lovely cascade of tulle at the back. This ensures that your arms aren’t poking out the sides if you are wearing it over your face.
Chapel wedding veil style.
The chapel length wedding dress veils just drape slightly on the floor which is a great look for a wedding dress without a train. Gives your gown a more formal look for the ceremony and photos.
How long is a Cathedral veil?
The cathedral veil creates the most luxurious dramatic look of all. Usually
1 meter 20cm or longer.
This long veil makes a powerful statement at a church wedding especially if there is a long isle. This style can be draped behind you or carried by your bridesmaids. Great for wedding photos too. The cathedral veil is usually taken off after the photos as it can be hard to handle.
Custom Made veils
You may prefer to have a custom made veil. That way you can choose the length and trim also the volume so that it’s just right for you.
This is a more expensive option but you will achieve a more personalized look.