There are as many ways to dress like a bride as there are brides The idea of the bridal veil is older than the idea of a white bridal gown. Wearing a veil is a bridal tradition and it remains a popular part of the wedding ensemble. Wearing a veil is often related to warding off evil. The lifting of the veil during the wedding ceremony adds an emotional touch to the glorious event.
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Any decision on the veil should be made only after deciding on the bridal gown. The veil should be proportional to the wedding dress.
The type of wedding ceremony also decides your veil - e.g., formal, informal, semiformal, beach wedding.
A Blusher veil is worn over the face and it is shoulder length. This veil can be worn for formal and informal weddings.
An elbow length veil is used for shorter gowns without a train and any detailing at the waist of the wedding gown will be accentuated by this veil. This veil can be worn for formal and semiformal weddings
Fingertip length veils are worn with longer gowns. The veil just ends at the fingertips of the bride when her hands are at her sides. This veil is worn at formal and informal weddings. If you are under 5' 4" - please do not go for this veil.
A cathedral length veil is worn only with full length wedding gowns. The veil extends to the floor and floats around the bride gracefully.
Settle for a simple veil if your wedding gown is ornamental. If you have selected a simple but elegant and classy wedding gown, wearing an ornamental veil will bring out the glamour in you.
Try out lots of veil styles at your initial dress fitting.
Wearing the veil you have decided with your wedding gown should make you look radiant and angelic. Ask your mother's or friend's opinion before deciding.
Discuss with your close circle how long you should wear your veil during the ceremony.
Most of the veils come with a detachable head band, so it is common for brides to detach the veil once the ceremony is over and the wedding party poses for photographs.
Keep your veil box handy and ask a person to take care of the veil because it is customary to pass on a wedding veil to a bride from the next generation.