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To Veil or Not to Veil? What to Consider

To Veil or Not to Veil? What to Consider

Are you considering wearing a veil with your wedding dress? It’s as traditional as it gets, and is  even said to be the oldest part of the wedding ensemble.

Nowadays, the veil has become less of a necessity and more of a pretty accessory. Not every bride chooses to wear one, and when they do, there are many different styles to choose from. 

If you’re planning on wearing a veil with your wedding ensemble, we have some helpful tips for you to get the look just like right!

Does the veil have to cover your face?

Nope! Just go with what makes you feel comfortable. From minimal tulle to lace and floral appliques, you can make it as simple or as fancy as you like.

Some veils can be gathered and sewn to a comb so it drapes close to your head and falls down your back. There is also the Mantilla style that also falls over the shoulders and doesn’t cover the face.

A lot of brides are loving the BOHO look, and a Juliette cap is the perfect accessory to bring out your inner gypsy. This type of veil covers the head (not the face) and is pinned on the sides of the head like a cap, then cascades down the back.

What is a blusher?

If you do opt to wear a veil that covers the face, this is called a blusher. Traditionally the bride walks down the aisle with a light, sheer net blusher covering her face. 

Once she reaches the alter the father of the bride lifts the veil to reveal her face for the first time during the ceremony, and presents her to the groom.

This is a nice look for formal ceremonies, especially if the wedding is held at a religious venue.

Birdcage veil

You don’t have to be traditional to cover your face! Birdcage veils are sexy and add a bit of dramatic flair to your look. 

This is a thin piece of Russian net that features larger holes than sheer tulle. It only covers part of your face, such as your eyes, giving off those Old Hollywood vintage vibes.

Simple or fancy?

When choosing the best veil to complement your wedding dress, think opposites attract. If your dress is minimalistic, feel free to go ornate with your veil.

On the other hand, if your dress is quite ornate, then a heavily embellished veil might be over the top. Stick with simple tulle instead!

At Love, we have plenty of gorgeous veils and jewelry headpieces to complete your look. Your consultant will recommend accessories during your appointment to help accentuate your gown. If you don’t choose any accessories on your first visit, we recommend you try on some with your dress at your pick-up appointment, so you can see the whole look together! We are also more than happy to schedule you an accessories appointment during the weekdays.

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