How to Choose a Wedding Veil

Updated: Jun 25

A wedding veil is a very beautiful accessory that symbolizes a girl’s purity, grace, femininity. In addition, it is believed that the veil helps protect a bride from the evil eye. Let’s find out the requirements for choosing the wedding veil, so that this important accessory helps underline the bride’s image.

Firstly, it should be mentioned that the veil is chosen for a dress, not vice versa. Before choosing the veil, pay attention to the wedding dress’s decor. If the dress has complex decor (beads, sequins, rhinestones, lace), it is advisable to choose the airiest and simplest veil without additional elements. A light edging of the same style as on the dress is allowed. Let’s consider the main principles that will help make the right choice:

- A short dress – a short veil!

- If you prefer a wedding dress with an open back, then pay attention to a one-two-layer veil of medium length. It is important to demonstrate a beautiful dress’s cut that will be slightly visible through the veil.

- A “mermaid” wedding dress as well as a dress with a train looks harmonious with a long straight veil, the length of which is up to the floor or even longer – the so-called “cathedral” veil; its length can reach 3 meters. Usually, brides carry such veils in their arms for convenience. An important remark! Such silhouettes with long veils are advisable only for tall girls.

- A veil of medium length with moderate decor will perfectly match a “princess-like” wedding dress or simple models without a corset.

If you want to create a truly royal outfit and combine a long cathedral veil with a short one that will cover your face, choose a two-layer veil with layers of different lengths. One more point that deserves particular attention is your wedding hairstyle . It also plays an important role while choosing the veil. You should clearly understand where exactly and how the veil will be attached to hair. Discuss this point beforehand with your hairdresser. Here’s one tip: if you haven’t managed to choose one option, you can change two veils during the wedding. Thus, a long cathedral veil will be a perfect choice for the ceremony or a photo session, while you can put on a short one for a wedding party or a banquet. It is also important to think over the whole image before making the final choice. You should decide whether you want to carry your veil in arms or take it off after the ceremony. Do you want to cover your face or not? Try to create an ideal outfit in your head and understand what you want to do with the veil during celebration.


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