Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Holy Veil...Options and More Options

Choosing a veil is one of the most important decisions of your wedding planning process. It is the opportunity for you to express yourself in the most special way with a touch of your own personal style and it is a direct reflection of your individuality. By choosing a beautiful veil, you will help create a unique presentation of your wedding day appearance and pull together the look of your gown.

Here's a few tips I grabbed from various places around the web on how to select the perfect veil:

What is a veil?
A veil is thousands of pockets of air held together with threads as fine as those in a spiders web - it is flawless piece of fabric of varying size, shape and colour, which is attached to a headpiece or comb and then to you ( A mantilla is a style of veil which simply drapes over the head and hangs freely). Creativity, craftsmanship and quality are vital, as are the subtle individual choices of shape, colour and detail - all included in a mybridalveil

It is worth commenting and emphasising the fact that a veil is an accessory to the actual wedding gown, it should enhance, other than detracting ones attention with too much detail - understatement is invariably more chic and stylish - rather than overstating with embellishment

The great thing about being a bride today is that anything goes! Whether you want to do everything traditionally or just choose the style that looks best and suits your personality. The following are a few tips to help you in making your decision.

Choose a simple veil and headpiece if your dress is very ornate.
Consider the back detail of your dress. If you want to show off the back of the dress, you may want to choose a short veil (blusher or elbow length) a veil with less fullness to it (72" width, pony veil, or the ballerina headband and side veil).
If your gown is very simple, you may want a very ornate headpiece and or veil to attract attention to your face.
OR if your gown is very simple and your style is very simple and elegant, you may also want to wear a simple headpiece and or veil with minor details.

I hope these tips help as I'm using them myself, I've even had thoughts of doing my own veil (but I'm already outnumbered by DIY projects)

Be confident in your choice and showcase it with a smile.


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