Helpful Info As You Pick Your Wedding Veil

Helpful Info As You Pick Your Wedding Veil

The wedding veil may not be part of your wedding gown. But, it certainly is a big part of your bridal attire. Ever wondered why this is so, or where the concept of wearing a veil even came from? We’ll tell you in this informative post, so continue reading.

The Idea Behind the Veil

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Just like the wedding gown concept, the veil also has a story behind it. There were several reasons behind it and each was held dear by the community that embraced it. Find out what the veil symbolized in the following post:

While in modern times, a bride’s veil is often merely an accessory to the traditional white or cream bridal costume, it has a long history. It symbolizes different things in different times and cultures, but it is generally designed to hide the bride’s face. Sometimes, the groom did not get to see the bride before they were wed, while in other cultures, it symbolizes that only the groom should see the bride’s face. A veil could also be used to protect the bride from evil spirits, to symbolize the transition from maidenhood to married life, or to show respect and modesty before God. Read more at Wise Geek…

In the past, most veils would completely cover the bride’s face. That has changed over time and there are many ways you can wear yours, depending on the style you choose.

The Veil Length Options

There are many variations of wedding veils. Your choice could depend on many different factors. One of them is the length. Here are some of the ones you might consider:

Bird Cage Wedding Veil: 4-9″
This short and flirty wedding veil can cover just the eyes, skim the nose or fall at the jawline. Usually made of a net or lace, this style is also known as a bandeau veil.

Shoulder-Length Wedding Veil: 20-22″
As the name suggests, this wedding veil style hits your shoulders. Shoulder-length wedding veils are a great option for brides who want a traditional-looking veil that doesn’t compete with the details of their dress.

Blusher Wedding Veil: 30″
Also known as an angle veil or wedge veil, this style offers a less traditional look with vintage appeal. “A blusher is a short veil that falls over the face and ends near the top of the dress,” says Caravella. “During the ceremony, it’s pulled back to reveal the bride, which makes for an exciting and moving moment—the first time the groom sees his bride’s face.” Read more at Brides…

The Veil and Hairstyles

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Your decision to wear a veil comes with other considerations. The most critical one is the hairstyle you’ll wear with it. Here’s an overview of some hairstyles and completmentary veils that complete the final look.

Chignons and low updos with veils
These are some of the most popular wedding hairstyles with veils, and since chignons are extremely versatile—you can make them as casual or as formal as you like—they work for a range of wedding seasons, venues, and dress necklines. When adding a veil to a chignon, messy bun, or low ‘do, you have two options: the veil can be tucked into the top of the hairstyle to lift it slightly up and out, or you can add the veil to the underside of the bun instead (keep in mind that this will leave the veil closer to your neck and shoulders, and will also make the fabric appear a few inches longer). Read more at Wedding Wire…

These are just a few of the tips we offer brides at New York Bride and Groom of Raleigh. We have wedding gowns, plus size wedding dresses, custom suits, and tuxedo rentals too. Moreover, we have other wedding accessories that will complete your look splendidly. You won’t need to look anywhere else for anything bridal wear. Visit us today for an amazing shopping experience.