Remember when veils went through a huge and puffy stage? Thank God that's over! Today, veils are one of the many glamorous touches you can add to your wedding day look. They come in so many lengths, colors, and details. It is a challenge not to want more than one! However, I am totally bias to the cathedral veil. I believe it adds elegance and drama to your overall look. There are a few factors you'll want to consider before picking out that final touch.
For one, what does your dress look like? Is it understated or is it heavily beaded? If so, go for the opposite veil. A lightly detailed dress can handle beautifully beaded or an edged in lace veil. Are you a sparkle factor bride? Add the wow in moderation. You dress can be covered in bead and sequin but allow your veil to carry beading on the edges only.
How about, where will your ceremony be held? If you're choosing to be outside, pay attention the weather. You don't want to fight the wind when you're making your grand entrance. Will you be in a glitzy arena? If you're venue is saying over the top, you should definitely follow suit with your attire. Consider a form fitting gown with a lot of back detail. Then go for a fingertip length veil, it should land just passed your booty. Picking a shorter veil will be a distraction and cover the dress detail. Going too long will also bring the eyes away from the dress.
Not into glitz, glam or drama? No worries, there is something for everyone. Don't be afraid of elbow and shoulder length veils with a touch of lace. For just a touch of tradition, go with the blusher. Most times they stop at the shoulder and do not have any detail at all. Pair it with another hair accessory, such as a pretty comb or flower, to give you a complete wedding look. And don't forget the birdcage! Go for short curly locks with a tea length wedding dress to add the classic 50s hair accessory. Which will you choose?