Once you’ve found that perfect veil to complement your dream wedding gown, here are some hints for wearing the ultimate wedding accessory (source: You & Your Wedding, Jul/Aug 2011).
- Veils can be worn at any wedding venue, which includes the town hall registrar’s office, the Las Vegas chapel, the backyard, and anywhere in between.
- Place your veil where it suits you best. Hairstylist Russell Stevens suggests “brides with a rounder face may want to elongate it by positioning their veil at the top of the head to add a bit of height at the crown.”
- Other accessories such as a tiara or headband can absolutely be worn with a veil, as beautifully demonstrated by Duchesse Kate. Attach the back of the tiara to your veil with small stitches or tiny hooks.
- Make sure that your veil is securely attached, up-do’s or half up-do’s are usually easiest for this purpose. If you have decided to wear your hair down, consider incorporating a small hidden braid that the veil comb can hook onto for a firmer fit.
- Before the wedding, hang your veil to ensure that it stays wrinkle-free. Under no circumstances should you iron it – an iron could ruin a veil beyond repair.
And finally, my favorite…
- There are no rules about when you can and cannot keep wearing your veil. Whether you whip it off right after the ceremony or wear it until the end of your last dance, it’s your choice alone. Many veils come with a detachable train if you want to keep the look but lose the yardage before you hit the dance floor. Nothing defines a bride like her veil - it’s your wedding so wear it as you wish!
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