A veil. Now, a veil is not just a veil. It has to be perfect.
I believe it is harder to pick a veil then it is to choose a wedding gown. That’s why I’m here to help you get a head start on veil selection. Pardon the pun, I couldn’t help myself. Now there are so many different styles of bridal veils to choose from. BUT, before we look at the SIX different veil styles, lets look at three things you must do before choosing your bridal veil.
1) Choose your gown (this establishes the formality and style of your wedding).
2) Pick a hairstyle for your wedding day. You’ll want to go over the image you want to convey with your hair stylist. Take your time. If you’re following the Four Month Wedding Calendar Countdown, then you have enough time to play around with hairstyle ideas.
3) Don’t forget that the veil should not overpower your dress. A veil is not just a veil. However, it is not the dress either. You’ll want to pick a veil that compliments your dress.
Now that we’ve got those three things out of the way, let’s move on to look at the different styles of veils.
You can find veils as low as $15.00 if you make it yourself. Veils can go up in price from there into the thousands of dollars
for veils with real jewels. Let’s assume you’re on the cost-saving side of this picture. Here’s a look at the SIX styles of veils you’ll want to try out.
A comb can be simple, but elegant. It is a good way to go if you are a small sized bride and you want to show off your
dress more. It is also good for a bride with short hair. Be sure to have your hair stylist practice using different hairstyles to make sure you have the comb that’s best for you.
A crown give brides a traditional appeal. They often have pearl, jewel or flower patterns on the front of them. Most
people will wear a crown if they want a curl up do for their hairstyle.
The halo can be worn by itself or with a veil. Just like the crown, it can have a combination of pearl, jewel or flower
patterns. It is a circular bridal headpiece. Halos are good to be worn if you have a short hair cut or want to wear your hair in a curly up do.
Headbands have a plastic band across the top of the head from ear to ear. They vary in width and most are simpler in
style. Headbands are worn if you want to wear your hair straight back. It gives a simple, yet sophisticated look. Headbands can be worn with a veil attached directly to the back of the band. It can also be worn with a veil on a comb.
Tiaras make you queen for a day! They can go with just about any dress and any hairstyle. They can be worn with short
hair, a fancy up do, or long and flowing curls. Metal rhinestone tiaras are the most popular headpieces. They can be worn alone. You can also find some with a Veil on a comb. I strongly recommend you see your hairstylist with your tiara in hand before trying to wear it on your wedding day.
I hope this gives you a head start on finding a veil.