Picture this: a woman at her first fitting; she’s already picked out the gown of her dreams and now the second piece to complete the ensemble, the veil. What to choose? The long and sweet, a retro short veil or something whimsical and light; we are here to help you piece together the puzzle because your veil is not only about you but about the hairstyle you choose for your wedding day. We have asked our team of experts and here is what they have to say:
If you’re wearing a classic long veil, we recommended raising the roof on your bun or chignon. Adding a braid or twist will keep this bridal hairstyle looking interesting and gorgeous. You want the veil to hang down as much as possible and compliment your wedding dress too. Add a flower or jeweled clip to the top of your hairdo to complete your look. If our bride has longer hair, we also suggest doing a classic blow out with a long veil. Never underestimate the classic look with a classic veil; it’s a powerful duo.
When a bride comes to us with the idea of a 1950’s style or retro style wedding we can’t help but turn to a birdcage veil or Juliette cap as our recommendation. A birdcage veil and Juliette cap looks best with a sleek side bun or half up, half down hairstyle. This veil also compliments our brides with shorter hair too! Keeping the hair simple and proportionate makes this veil stand out with the bride. If you want something a little more different, ask your stylist to try out a few different looks with your guidance.
When a bride has medium length hair, we highly recommend they use a medium length veil. Adding a tiered veil with a little body up top and then underneath, a longer length, that way our bride can showcase her beautiful wedding hairstyle while giving her look some volume. We love doing soft curls or even a loose side braid to compliment this veil. Using a jeweled crown will also give this wedding hairstyle and veil that princess touch.
In any event, every bride to be should try on her veil with the hairstyle that she is going to be using for her wedding day BEFORE the actual wedding. If you are having doubts about a wedding hair trial, this should help you decide that it’s a great opportunity to get any kinks out before the big day.