Should you wear a wedding veil? We are weighing in on that today!
Where did wearing a veil come from?
If you want to be hidden from the "evil spirits", then yes, wear a veil! We are joking but back in the day, that is why brides would wear a veil! Another reason brides had previously worn veils was to hide their faces from the groom during arranged marriages. Whatever the reasons of the past, now it is just a beautiful and fun accessory!
How do I pick the right veil for me?
First of all, you want to get a veil that will compliment your dress! Veils come with all different styles including beading, lace, sequins, so make sure that your selection highlights the beauty of your dress.
Second, you want to pick a length that matches the vibe of your wedding. Typically the longer the veil, the more dramatic and formal. Adding on a fun shoulder or elbow-length veil can add a playful and whimsical side to your dress, while cathedral veils tend to be more dramatic.
Third, does it have to cover your face? No, if you want to cover your face, that part of the veil is called a blusher and you can always add that on
What are the lengths of veils?
In order of shortest to longest:
-Birdcage: Hair accessory, the shortest option
-Shoulder Length: comes just to shoulders
-Elbow Length: comes just to the elbows
-Fingertip: comes just to the length of the arms
-Knee Length: comes just to the knees
-Waltz: comes just to the floor
-Chapel: comes to the floor with a small train
-Cathedral : comes to the floor with an extended train
Here are some other things to consider:
-You can wear a veil just for the ceremony and not all night
-Some alternatives include headbands, tiaras, or flower crowns
What is most important is that you do what is going to make you happy and comfortable!