The Veil Story - Menorah

You have chosen the perfect gown that accentuates your silhouette and portrays your personality. Now, it is time to choose one major part that will complete your entire wedding day look —your veil. Your veil is the biggest factor that will add a mystical elegance to your big day. But with all the various factors that you may have to consider before deciding on a veil, it can be frustrating.These can include your dress, location, veil length, and much more.

However, you don’t have to worry, as we have got you covered. This blog will give you a few tips to consider while selecting your veil.

1. Your Dress

Your wedding gown plays a huge role in the type of veil you end up selecting. Examine your gown carefully, paying special attention to the lace, beading, or stone work. Be sure to include some small element that is part of your gown on the veil as well. As suggested by experts, if you have a gown that is heavy on lace, appliqué, or embellishments, your safest bet is to select a veil that is minimal to let your gown shine bright. On the other hand, if you have a gown that is minimalistic in nature, a pearl-studded veil or an embellished veil is the way to go. If you have special elements that you would like to show off in your gown, choose a veil that doesn’t interfere with these elements.

2. Location

While selecting a veil, you must be practical as well. Consider the location of your wedding. In the event you have an outdoor wedding, you will have to think about sand, dirt, and wind. Therefore, a long, cathedral-length veil is not advisable. Additionally, look at the weather too. If you live in a humid climate, you should consider purchasing a veil that does not stick to your skin and is made of a light material.


3. Veil Colour 

The colour of the veil you choose also plays a huge role. Usually, the most common colours for veils are ivory, champagne, and pure white. Be sure to choose a veil that complements your skin tone as well as your gown colour. Additionally, be sure to check the veil in different lights, i.e., natural sunlight as well as artificial lighting. This will give you an idea of how the veil will come across on the big day. 

4. Length of the Veil  

Veils are available in a variety of lengths these days. Some of the most popular are cathedral, chapel, elbow, knee, etc.-length veils. There are various factors that may influence your decision on the length of the veil. Firstly, if you have a train, you need to ensure that the length of your veil is longer than the train and doesn’t clash. If you have an elaborate train, you can also go for something that is at fingertip or elbow level. This will show off your show-stopper train. 

5. Your Hairstyle

Your hairstyle also plays a huge role when deciding on a veil. Depending on the hairstyle you choose with your hairstylist, you may want a veil that shows off your up-do. If you have a French twist or Chignon, you want to put it on display. For such a hairstyle, you need to choose a veil that can be placed under your bun. Additionally, look at the weight of the veil as well. You will need a hairstyle that will be able to bear the weight of the veil as well as the tiara if you’re wearing one. 



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