Veils are the iconic bridal accessory, but with so many options to choose from, how do you know which one’s right for you and right with your wedding dress? Follow these tips to perfectly top off your look.
Find the Right Length
To find the perfect match for your wedding style, start by considering length. Test out a variety of options to see what length works best with your gown. That means finding a style that complements your overall silhouette—you don’t want your veil to break up the flow of your look.
Choose a Complementary Color
Color blocking is best left to your day-to-day look. When it comes to your wedding, you should aim to match the color of the veil as close as you can to your wedding gown. And since there are varying shades of white, ivory, champagne and blush (to name a few), its best to have your dress with you when you go veil shopping.
Strike the Right Balance
As a general rule, if your wedding dress is heavily embellished, your veil should be clean and simple, with minimal (if any) extras. And vice versa: A simple, streamlined gown allows you to be a bit more adventurous with your veil. Feel free to play around with unexpected shapes, accents and textures, like a floral embellished chapel-length veil, a lace cap or a couture-inspired bubble veil with over-the-top volume.
Pick the Perfect Fabric
You can’t go wrong with tulle — it’s the classic choice for veils — but depending on the look you’re after, there are also a variety of other materials to consider, such as lace, silk and satin. In most cases, tulle is the most budget-friendly option, and it offers a few benefits over pricier fabrics—synthetic materials like tulle tend to keep their shape better and have a lighter, airier look than silk and satin, which are more likely to appear heavy and hang straight.
Envision Your Hairstyle
Before you decide on a veil, consider how you plan on wearing your hair on your wedding day—the style you choose may affect your final veil decision. For example, halo veils, bridal caps and mantilla veils work best when hair is worn down or in low updos, while blushers and birdcages are much more versatile and can be worn with most hairstyles. Your hairstyle might also affect where you place the veil and how you secure it.
Allow for Accessories
It’s not just your hairstyle that can affect the type of veil you choose but hair accessories too. A voluminous fountain veil, for example, isn’t going to pair well with an equally dramatic tiara. Instead, classic styles, like elbow, cathedral, chapel or fingertip length, look best with a royal topper or a beaded or crystal headband. Check out our veil accessories on our JPicone Bridal page and Twigs & Honey page!
Here are a few of our bridal veils from Veil Trends, we have them ready and available to try on with any of our beautiful gowns!