10 Types Of Wedding Veils Available Today

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Intricate Lace Veil - adds mystery and anticipation to a wedding.
Intricate Lace Veil – adds mystery and anticipation to a wedding.

Every woman dreams of the moment when she will walk down the aisle, stand in front of the groom, take vows and then the groom will raise the veil to kiss her. The wedding veil is a very important part of your wedding attire. It will complement your wedding dress, hair, and makeup. When selecting the wedding veil, you need to be careful so that it doesn’t spoil your look. There are different types of wedding veils available in the market. Here are some of the popular types of wedding veils you can choose from.

BIRDCAGE VEIL

This type of veil is common among the retro and vintage brides. You can find birdcage veil in different sizes and shapes. You need to try a few of them before deciding which one is perfect for your face. Bold lipstick goes well with this veil and you can wear heavy accessories. You should make up is done in a way so that it goes well with the birdcage veil.

Like stepping out from a 1940's movie set, this vintage birdcage pillbox hat has made a serious comeback!
Like stepping out from a 1940’s movie set, this vintage birdcage pillbox hat has made a serious comeback!
Simple birdcage veil. Vintage look for the modern bride.
Simple birdcage veil. Vintage look for the modern bride.

BRIDAL CAP VEIL

This type of wedding veil is made of two layers. The layers form like a cap over your head. Floral and jewel ornamentation looks good with this type of wedding veil.

Beautiful and enchanting!

BLUSHER VEIL

This veil is made from silk tulle. It was a popular wedding veil style in the 50’s. It looks very simple and elegant. The veil is lightweight so you will find it convenient to manage. The veils are normally 9-10 inches in length. It is still a popular veil today.

A romantic peek-a-boo style that’s dramatic and regal:

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CHAPEL VEIL

This veil is ideal for the chapel wedding. It is longer than floor length. So, you will look dramatic when you will walk down that aisle. Make sure your veil looks smooth to match your wedding dress.

A little more than floor length, this veil adds that little touch of drama to a bride's look.
A little more than floor length, this veil adds that little touch of drama to a bride’s look.

CATHEDRAL VEIL

If you are having a formal wedding then is veil is the right one for you. It is very long and detailed. Though it has a traditional design, you can still wear it with your modern wedding dress, floral and other ornaments. You must be cautious when you wear this veil as it is very difficult to walk with this veil on.

JULIET CAP

For a dramatic look, you should choose this type of veil. It is a classic type of veil and will look best if you wear your hair down. Like in the past it is also very popular today when walking down the aisle.

Here’s a vintage look that oozes rustic charm:

ELBOW LENGTH VEIL

This veil will cover your shoulders. It will highlight the details near your waist. You should look online and different fashion magazines to find out what kind of wedding dress and hairstyle best suits this kind of veil.

Chic and modern, this no fuss veil has just the right amount of drama and length for ease of movement.
Chic and modern, this no fuss veil has just the right amount of drama and length for ease of movement.

SHOULDER LENGTH VEIL

It is a more flirty style of the veil. You can wear it and dance along with your partner without the veil coming on your way. The veil looks stylish, fun and playful.

This veil is perfect for young non-traditional, adventurous brides who go for fun looks.
This veil is perfect for young non-traditional, adventurous brides who go for fun looks.

FINGERTIP VEIL

If you have always dreamt of wearing that long veil but couldn’t make up your mind for the difficulty in movement it causes, then the fingertip veil is the perfect choice for you. It is a long veil style that doesn’t restrict your movement. It falls right below your fingertips.You can wear any hairstyle with it. It will enhance the details towards the lower end of your wedding gown.

A practical compromise between short and long, this veil, doesn't quite touch the ground yet still adds elegance and formality to a bridal look.
A compromise between short and long, this practical veil still adds elegance and formality to a bridal look.

BALLET VEIL

This type of veil is also known as waltz veil. It falls beyond the fingertips up to the knee or ankle. This is a long veil that will let you walk comfortably down the aisle. There is no risk of tripping over the veil.

A veil that doesn’t quite touch the ground:

When selecting your veil you should consider your personality, wedding dress, and hairstyle. Budget is also an important factor to consider. As a rule of thumb, if your wedding dress is gorgeous then go for a simple veil and if it’s simple, then pick up a veil that has laces and other details. Make sure you choose the right hairstyle for the veil. Place your hair accessories in such a way that it doesn’t come in the way of your veil. It is always recommended that you try out multiple wedding veils along with your dress so that you can tell which one looks better. The wedding veil is a traditional element of the wedding attire. Every bride wants it and it completes your wedding look. You can choose one of these veils just discussed for your wedding day.

For tutorials on how to style your veil click below:

6 Benefits Of An Updo Hairstyle For Your Wedding As The Bride

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Dusky bride with side updo and covered with vintage veil.
Dusky bride with side updo and covered with embellished vintage veil.

When you think of your wedding look, one of the first thing that comes to your mind is the way you are going to style your hair. Your hairstyle must complement your wedding gown and makeup. You must first decide whether to wear your hair up or down. Here are the benefits of having an updo hairstyle for your wedding.

HAIR WON’T BOTHER YOU

An updo will keep your hair out of your face. So, you don’t have to worry about getting your hair on the way when you say ‘I do’. Your to-be husband can also look into your eyes and take the wedding vows.

DO A DIFFERENT STYLE FOR THE RECEPTION

If you do an updo for the wedding then you can try a different style for the reception. Also, if you really look good on the updo hairstyle, you can have a similar type of hairstyle for your reception as well.

CAN ATTACH VEIL EASILY

With an updo style, it will be easy to attach the veil. It can be pinned comfortably and you won’t have to worry about it. You will be able to take off the pins easily as well after the occasion.

Bride with a braided updo and exquisite veil.
Bride with a braided updo, exquisite veil, tiara and pretty bouquet of flowers.

 

Glowing bride with messy-sexy updo adorned with a headband veil.
Glowing bride with messy-sexy updo adorned with a headband veil.

HIGHLIGHTS YOUR ORNAMENTS

A hair updo will accentuate the ornaments you will be wearing. So, if you have a beautiful piece of jewelery for your wedding, it won’t miss anyone’s eyes.

Elegant French Updo embellished with a beaded pearl and gems hair accessory.
Elegant French Updo embellished with silver flowers and gems hair accessory. Beautiful Bodice details! The pearl drop earrings also adds to the drama of the look.

 

This spanish senorita is an elegant, aristocratic bride with an elegant updo accented by a red flower.
This Spanish señorita is an elegant, aristocratic bride with an elegant updo accented by a red flower.

 

EMPHASIZE YOUR DRESS’ NECKLINE

Wearing your hair up will make your neckline attractive. Your wedding dress’ neckline will be emphasized and you will look beautiful as a bride.

Bride's super chic low chignon perfectly accentuates her boat neckline lace gown.
Bride’s super chic low chignon perfectly accentuates her boat neckline lace gown.

 

Vintage lace gown with a square neckline perfectly frames a middle-part updo.
Vintage lace gown with a square neckline perfectly frames a middle-part updo. The chunky Spanish jewellery, red lips and red bouquet completes the elegant ensemble.

WEAR A NICE HAIRPIN OR HEADBAND

If you like hair accessories, then doing an updo will highlight those accessories. You can place a nice hairpin, headband, tiara or other accessories easily on your hair. These can be secured easily if you do a hair updo on your wedding day.

Pearl comb and veil attached to a twisted chignon spells perfection!
Pearl comb and veil attached to a twisted chignon spells perfection!
An elaborate weave design updo with swirls. Accessorized by a sparkly barette.
An elaborate weave design updo with swirls. Accessorized by a sparkly barette.

With so many benefits it is a good idea to wear your hair up. You must visit a hair stylist before the wedding to find out which hairstyle will look best on you. You can try the updo style to check whether it’s suitable for you or not. Your hairstylist can suggest you options regarding your hairstyle. You should look at fashion magazines to see the latest hair updo trends. You can show the picture of the hairstyle you like to the hairstylist and he or she can do it for you on your wedding day.

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