Shopping Unveiled: The Bride's Guide to Shopping for Wedding Veils

The wedding veil is kind of like the icing on the cake, the cherry on the sundae - it's the sweet little something that tops off the wedding day look. And if you've ever watched a wedding dress reality show like Say Yes to the Dress, then you know the importance of a veil. The future bride almost always says something like, "Now I really feel like a bride," once the consultant slips the veil onto the bride's head. 

So what goes into choosing and purchasing a wedding veil? Keep reading for tips on how to shop for veils so that you get your dream bridal look.

 

Eye Lash Lace Trim Edge Chapel Length Veil

 

Wedding Veil Length 

One of the first things you should consider when shopping for a wedding veil is what length you want the veil to be. We have a handy veil style and length guide that gives you all the details. The length of veil you choose will mostly be determined by your wedding dress style. If you're wearing a tea-length and/or retro style dress, you might want to don a birdcage veil. If your gown is more formal and traditional, a classic chapel-length veil will pair nicely. 

You'll also want to consider where you'll be saying your vows. For example, if the aisle is seaside sand and shells, you probably won't want to wear a floor-length veil.

Wedding Veil Style 

There are so many options for veil styles, from timeless and traditional to vintage with a modern twist. Again, your veil style will largely depend on your wedding gown and ceremony venue.

If you want to show off your backless dress, a sheer veil might be in order. A cathedral veil will complement a princess or wedding ballgown. Can't decide which style will look best? Go for the popular fingertip veil, as it flatters most brides and their dresses. 

And remember, always try on your veil while wearing your wedding dress so that you can see how the two work together. 

 

Fingertip Veil with scallop Edges

 

Wedding Veil Hair Style 

How will you wear your hair on wedding day? Your chosen style will determine how the veil will be worn and possibly what kind of veil you choose. Most down hairstyles look good with any veil and are easy to affix, especially when attached to a headband. If you're wearing your hair partially or fully up, consider a veil made of lightweight fabric so as not to weigh down or flatten your hairstyle. Veils attached to combs are easily affixed to updos and shorter hair. Veils fixed to barrettes and birdcage veils are also great for short hairstyles. 

Let your stylist know what veil you have in mind so she or he can work with you on the type of hairstyle you want. Once you've purchased the veil, practice placing it in your hair (preferably styled) before the big day.

No matter what kind of style you want, ieie Bridal has exactly what you're looking for. Whether it's a traditional mantilla lace veil or a bejeweled bohemian fingertip veil, we can customize and design the perfect look for you!

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Size Chart (inches)

 

Size 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 16W 18W 20W 22W 24W 26W 28W 30W
Bust 32 33 34 35 36 37 38.5 40 41.5 43.5 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57
Waist 25 26 27 28 29 30 31.5 33 34.5 36.5 37 39 41 43.5 46 48.5 51 53.5
Hip 35.5 36.5 37.5 38.5 39.5 40.5 42 43.5 45 47 48 50 52 54.5 57 59.5 62 64.5
Hollow to Hem 59 59 59 60 60 60 60 61 61 61 61 61 62 62 62 62 62 62