How to Shop for a Wedding Veil

You’ve found the dress, now it’s time to shop for wedding accessories. And nothing completes your bridal look like a beautiful wedding veil. Here, a few helpful wedding planning suggestions to take with you as you shop for the finishing touch to your bridal attire—the wedding veil.

Determine the length:
Wedding veils come in a variety of lengths. When selecting your veil, opt for ones that compliment the style of your wedding dress.

Keeping it together:
If you plan to sport a wedding day updo, you can attach your veil to a jeweled comb or barrette as a back piece to hold it securely in place.

Tulle time:
Use your wedding dress for inspiration when picking out netting for your veil.

Adding embellishments:

To glam up the look of your headpiece, try veils with dazzling embellishments such as rhinestones, pearls, or consider a veil made of dotted tulle for a romantic look.

Hair apparent:
When testing wedding-day hairstyle, be sure to take your veil and other hair wedding accessories with you to see what look works best with your veil.

Handing down heirlooms:
If you’re considering donning a veil worn by another family member, have it cleaned or altered prior to the wedding date. You can even have a seamstress redesign an antique veil, to give it a new, more modern flair.

Ethnic options:

Interested in something a little more unique? The mantilla--a formal hairpiece derived from Latin culture--The veil lays flat on the head and cascades around the shoulder, shaped around the face.

Bringing back birdcage:
The birdcage veil is a hot trend right now and a nod to the days of old Hollywood glamour. This veil is perfect for the bride who wants to make a fashionable entrance on her wedding day.

Big and bountiful:
Look to veils with multiple layers of tulle for a fairytale feel.

These are just a few ideas to keep in mind as you search for your wedding veil. Remember to select ones that look great on and fit well with your overall wedding accessories.