Choosing the right veil for your dress is a huge decision and can be overwhelming if you can’t find what you want. Despite being an accessory that is worn for part of the day, you want to ensure what you’ve chosen not only suits you, it needs to compliment your dress and isn’t an afterthought. You want your dress to be the focal point, so it’s important that you find a veil that enhances rather than competes/distracts.
Depending on the shape or silhouette of your address, you want to figure out what shape will match well. The veil needs to suit your head, face and neckline. I would suggest that when dress shopping, you factor in trying on veils at the same time. This will give you a better idea of what suits you and if a veil is suitable or not. The idea of wearing a veil may sound great, but they aren’t for everyone.
You want the veil to flow well with the dress you’ve chosen, especially if you have opted for a long dress. The most popular length is the finger tip veil as it ends at a natural curve point of the body. Alternatively, if you’re having a bespoke one made, you can be specific as to where you want it to end, depending on your height.
Longer veils are more dramatic and look great in pictures, but come the evening reception, it’s best to remove and store somewhere safely so that they don’t become damaged. Prior to the wedding day, practice walking about in it and make sure your bridesmaids are on hand to fix and adjust when needed.
Colour & Texture
Once the dress has been picked, choosing the right colour for your veil is a must. There are a variety white and ivory shades, depending on the material used for the veil and dress. If you can get a fabric sample of the veil to take with you dress shopping, this would make your selection a little easier.
When trying on, drape the veil over your shoulders to see if your comfortable with the fabric and it’s movement. It’s going to be on for a good part of the day, so you want to be satisfied with your choice.