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Tips in Choosing the Perfect Veil for your Wedding Day

Wedding veils, unlike the other wedding accessories that pair with a wedding gown, have a history that goes way beyond a simple fashion statement. They are the oldest part of a bridal ensemble. Its history dates back to ancient Rome when brides were wrapped head-to-toe, representing the delivery of a modest and untouched maiden to her husband-to-be. Another reason for the flawless veil was meant to hide the bride from any evil spirits who might want to thwart her happiness. In arranged marriages, veils also signified the desire to hide the bride’s face from the groom. 


As we evolved in terms of modern fashion and human era, the types and lengths of a bridal veil has seen a lot of changes. There are more than one way in which you can choose your wedding veil, by matching it to your gown or the venue you’re getting married in. Following are a few tips to help you choose better. 


Start With the Veil Length

Begin with considering the length of your veil to match your wedding style. Try out different options when selecting your gown, or even wait until you go for your first dress fitting to find out what suits you best. Fixate on a style that complements your overall silhouette and not just your gown and ideas—afterall, you don't want your veil to interrupt the flow of your look. Let your couture bridal gown designer help you in deciding your veil look as they often make veils keeping in mind the look of the dress on the bride. 

Find the correct balance
Whether the perfect veil for your wedding day will be a heavily embellished piece, or a minimal but sophisticated piece, will solely depend on your designer wedding gown Melbourne. Try and pair a simple and clean veil with a heavy worked up gown. Vice versa, be a bit more adventurous if you decide on a simple gown. In the case of the latter scenario, play with unexpected shapes, accents and textures, like a classic floral-embellished cathedral veil, or a couture-inspired bubble veil with over-the-top volume. Balance out all the types of embellishments. What we mean is that while you don’t have to match the ones on your dress exactly, they should at least complement them in color, size and style. 


Match your wedding hairstyle

Just as you should wait for your wedding gown design, don’t forget your hairstyle before you choose the perfect veil for your wedding day. The bridal hairstyle you choose may affect your final veil decision. For example, a bridal cathedral veil will work best when your hair is tied down or in lower updos, while blushers and birdcages are much more versatile and can be worn with any bridal hairstyle. Your hairstyle might also affect where you place the veil and how you fasten it. If you're wearing your hair up, you can wear the veil above or below your bun. Pinning it above gives it more volume and achieves a more classy look, while placing it below feels more modern and keeps the focus on your stylish updo.