The best piece of advice when choosing your wedding veil may seem obvious but do remember - first choose your gown, then choose your accessories to compliment it. Remember that it is the design of the tiara and veil that transform a beautiful dress into a stunning bridal gown, and a woman into a beautiful bride. All your accessories should complement and enhance your wedding dress and you as the bride.
The whole outfit can send a message to your friends and both families about the style of your event - whether your wedding is traditional and vintage or elegant or modern?
Advice for choosing your Veil
- Remember the veil is part of your wedding outfit and should complement and complete the style you have chosen for your wedding day.
- Do try on lots of different lengths of veil as well as a variety of embelishments and edging.Preferably at on of your dress fittings so you can see which suits you and your wedding dress.
- Avoid a veil that ends right where your bodice begins, this cuts you in half visually. If you have a sharply defined waistline, don't choose a veil that ends right at the waistline.
- Remember if there is a lot of detail on your dress a plain veil will allow this to show, either a short veil that ends above the detailing or a very long one that ends below the detailing will be best.
- If you are having a plain and simple gown you can have a more ornate or decorated veil.
- If you are petite the veil should not overwhelm you, do not have too many layers or embellishments.
- Don’t wear something because you think you should, wear what YOU want, many of our brides choose not to pull the blusher over their face.
- Try some veils on with your dress even if you think you don’t want one, a veil can 'finish' your outfit and has been known to make the Mother of the Bride cry!.
- Most brides remove the veil after the ceremony and initial photos, before the reception line allowing freedom to mingle and greet guests without worrying about having it tugged off
- Don’t forget that veils come in any combination you want. We show a varietry of popular styles from [cat=veils]Emmerling and Elizabeth Dickens[/cat] veil ranges. However, you can have the exact length and decoration that YOU want, just contact us with your specifications and we will let you know the price.
- You will only wear a veil once and it could be the accessory that makes you feel most bridal, so enjoy the experience
We sell a wonderful range of veils, these length guides refer to those veils.
39" veil - often referred to as 'Shoulder' length
47" veil - often referred to as 'Elbow' length
59" veil - often referred to as 'Waist' length
72" veil - often referred to as 'Fingertip' length
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- 98" veil - often referred to as 'Floor' length
- 126" veil - often referred to as 'Chapel' length
- 144" size veil - often referred to as a 'Cathedral' veil.
<p>COULD YOU TELL ME WHICH LENGTH VEIL WOULD BE SUITABLE FOR MY WEDDING DRESS?</p> <p>IT MEASURES 81" FROM THE BRA LINE TO THE END OF THE TRAIL AT THE BACK.</p> <p>MANY THANKS</p>