A Bridal Veil for your Special Day
The right bridal veil can make or break a wedding ensemble. There’s no hard-and-fast rule that dictates that you wear a bridal veil (hairpieces, clips, flowers, or other hair accessories are also popular ways to do up your “do” for your big day), but it’s important to know your options.
A bridal veil comes in several lengths and styles, starting with the birdcage bridal veil (popular for short, flirty dresses), shoulder length, elbow length, waist, finger tip, knee, floor, chapel, and cathedral. The cathedral bridal veil is usually reserved for long, more elaborate gowns, and isn’t an ideal option for a garden or outdoor wedding (you wouldn’t want your bridal veil trimmed with mud!). Your options for bridal veil length are almost as varied as the styles and securing methods. Your bridal veil could be trimmed with lace (popular for vintage weddings), silk (a great option for a statement gown), or anything else that suits your fancy.
Almost as important as your bridal veil is the way in which you secure it to your noggin. The easiest and most invisible way is with pins, but you’ll have to enlist the help of whomever is doing your hair for your wedding. Other brides choose to secure their bridal veil with flower clips, headbands, or even pillbox hats – it all depends on the look you’re going for. Remember your options when you begin your search for your perfect bridal veil!