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How to Choose The Perfect Bridal Veil

How to Choose The Perfect Bridal Veil

Every bride dreams of the moment she will make her entrance at her wedding, shining in her wedding dress, which she has long dreamed of, and her white beautiful bridal veil that add more beauty and elegance to her bridal look. On this day, every bride makes a unique entrance in her bridal veil, which always completes any bridal look.

And as a bride to be looking for a beautiful wedding veil, you must have some questions regarding choosing the right bridal veil. Because choosing the bridal veil depends on many factors that must be taken into consideration.  And since the bridal veil is one of the most important accessories, and it will add the finishing touch to your bridal look, it is important to choose the right bridal veil that will add a unique touch to your overall look.

Most brides focus on the wedding dress without giving enough attention to their veils, but each bride should take care of every detail of her wedding and bridal look, to make sure she looks perfect on the most important day of her life.

When it comes to choosing the perfect bridal veil, you first have to know all the different styles of veils and which style suites your wedding dress best.

The Cathedral Veil (Floor Length Veil): If you want to make a dramatic entrance to your wedding, a cathedral veil is for you, it is perfect for brides who want a royal and luxurious look on their wedding day. A bridal veil that carries on behind you while you enter the wedding venue is definitely glamorous and dramatic. But it is not a practical choice, it will not give you freedom of movement , and  you will not be able to dance easily while wearing a cathedral veil. Do not wear a cathedral veil with bridal gowns that come in a princess cut or that are overly puffy, as cathedral veils go better with simpler dresses and A-line or mermaid wedding dresses.

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Chapel Veil: This style of veil is perfect if you are wearing a wedding dress with a long train, its length is perfect and will extend with the length of the dress which will give you a unique look. Avoid wearing this style of veil with a short wedding dress. 

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Waltz Veil: If you want to wear long bridal veil but you don't want it to make your movement difficult, you should definitely wear a waltz veil, where the length is between the knee and ankle. This type of veils goes perfectly with mermaid or A-line wedding dresses.

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Fingertip Veil: This style of wedding veil is popular among brides, as it reaches to the bride's hand and fingertips when it is streched out, it is a medium length veil and is perfect for all types of dresses, especially with dresses that have details on edges, as well as strapless wedding dresses.

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Elbow Length Veil: This bridal veil's length is considered to be relatively short, and it is ideal if you want to wear a belt with your wedding dress or if you want to show the details of your dress from the back. This type of veil helps you show off the details on your wedding dress, and it goes perfectly with princess wedding dresses.

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Shoulder Length Veil: This bridal veil is very practical and adds a fun touch to your bridal look, as it ends right at the shoulders, whether you are having a day wedding or night wedding this length is perfect for you, it also helps showing off details on the chest and waist.

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Birdcage Veil: This style of bridal veils comes in a net material, and covers most or half of the face, and it does not reach the chin, with bridal veil style fits most wedding dresses, it is a very classic style that can add a unique touch to your bridal look.

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In addition to the length of the wedding veils and the style of the wedding dress, remember that your bridal veil must match the shape of your face and your hairstyle. So we'll share a few tips on choosing the one that suits your face shape:

  • Round Face: Choose a veil that is folded to the back, and falls down framing your face to make it look longer.

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  • Oval Face: Any bridal veil goes with this face shape, as it is an easy shape to work with.

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  • Rectangular Face Shape: A multi layered bridal veil is perfect to soften this face shape and make it a bit wider.

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  • Heart Shaped Face: This face needs a bridal veil that adds some width especially in the chin area, and this is why a veil that stays away from the face is a better choice, pick a veil that is attached at the back of your head and does not cover the sides of your face.

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  • Square Face: A veil that is longer than the elbow will soften this face shape's edges

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