Best Veil for your Wedding Dress

Wondering what the best veil choice is for your wedding dress?
Here’s a few tips on how to pick the best veil for your wedding dress!

How to pick the best veil for your wedding dress

Best veil for your wedding dress

If your gown has a simplified back, you can choose from any type of veil that you would like ~
Experts recommend a beautiful Cathedral-style veil for wedding dresses with long trains or skirts.
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Real Wedding Planner Advice: When choosing this option for a veil, make sure your veil is longer than your wedding dress’ train.

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For Contemporary – Modern Brides, choosing a mermaid-style or tea-length wedding dress is on trend.

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MadameTulle Veil (Esty)

A contemporary “styled” veil is shorter in length, layered, or square-cut in design. A contemporary veil can even be blush in color!

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City Hall weddings speak to tea-length or vintage “fit and flare” styled dresses. A shoulder to elbow length is a perfect choice for city hall brides and fit and flare styled or tea-length style dresses. How amazing would a soft blush wedding veil look with this House of Mooshki wedding dress?!! 🙂

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Vintage Country Wedding, Hampton Falls, NH – Lisa Sammons Events – Image: Aphrodite Photography

Bird cage veils and/or a facinators are also a perfect choice as a statement piece to your wedding attire ensemble, especially for vintage-styled brides.

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Image: Rodeo & Co. Photography

For short wedding dresses, remember to keep your veil short. A birdcage veil with a facinator or a multi-layered veil in a shorter length is the best choice for cocktail length wedding dresses. Remember the rule “the shorter the wedding dress the shorter the veil”.
Real Wedding Planner Advice: You can go shorter than your dress or a just a touch longer than your dress with length for this veil option.

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Wedding Dress: Anna Campbell

For Bohemian Brides, or Beach Weddings, longer veils are best. Think about the type of mood you are trying to set for your day…. For example, is your look Bohemian and/or ethereal – airy “look” ? Then carry that style through with your hair and accessories.

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Using that example, think airy and ethereal for your wedding veil. Another thing to think about is if you getting married on the beach, or somewhere breezy, think about your ceremony photos before choosing your veil. Do you want your veil blowing in the wind? (some brides do!)

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If you are having photos or your wedding seaside, choose a flowing veil that will beautifully blow in the wind. Your photographer will get some amazing photos of your veil “in motion”! Real Wedding Planner Advicc: Going shorter in veil length is not a good choice as the shorter length will be hard to manage when the wind is blowing…. go long for outside weddings where you might have a breeze or wind. You’ll have more control with a longer veil (just like LSE”s fab Portsmouth bride above did this summer!)

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Image: Snap! Photography – Hair – Beleza Studio

If you are the kind of bride that likes “everything in its place” than opt for flowers in your hair with a messy bun or a beautiful loose updo rather than a wedding veil.

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Remember it’s your wedding and you decide which veil is best for you, your surroundings (ceremony and reception location) and your personal wedding style. Real Wedding Planner Advice. It’s also about you feeling comfortable on your wedding day – so choose something that not only suits YOU but that you feel comfortable in.

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Real Wedding Planner Advice about shopping and pricing veils: If you have started wedding dress shopping you have probably found out that bridal accessories can be expensive. When you have purchased your wedding dress, try on a few different veil choices at the bridal shop with your wedding dress on. Try not to feel pressured to purchase your belt, sash, or veil at that moment, but rather try to get a clear idea of what you want. Then go home and do a bit of online shopping (even on ETSY!). You might just find the same style of belt or veil at a less expensive pricepoint going this route.

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Pronovias Wedding Dress Belt

The key in doing your accessory shopping (online) is to not wait until the last minute. Remember, everyone (brides) is doing exactly what you are doing too! Ordering as soon as possible will help cross this item off your list and will potentially save you on rush order shipping fees.

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Image: Rebekah Kay Photography

No matter what you decide, you will look Bride Beautiful!

Have fun shopping, and enjoy yourself. How many wedding veils do you get to purchase for yourself afterall?! Have fun with these small details, it’s part of the joy of wedding planning for yourself!

Here’s a great info site about wedding veils too – “Veil Me” fabric, lengths, and more details about edging, etc.

We hope you found our “Best Veils for your Wedding Dress” article helpful!

ArticleLisa Sammons – Owner/Principal Planner & Lead Designer – Lisa Sammons Events /Contributor & Features Editor:  Style, Inspiration, & Design

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