3 Tips for Choosing The Perfect Wedding Veil

Written by: Kayla Van Hoose

Wedding veils are the classic bridal accessory, but with so many styles to choose from, how do you choose the perfect one for your wedding style?

According to wedding dress and veil phenom, Betsy Barker of Betsy Couture, we were able to acquire some helpful tips to help you choose the perfect veil.

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1. Choose a Length and Style that Compliments Your Dress

“The veil is an extension of femininity that really ups the ante of the gown,” Barker says. While today’s trend is long and lengthy, it’s crucial to take into account two factors: the silhouette of your dress and your body type. Choose a veil that compliments your over all look, and doesn’t take away from it. For example, if you have a shorter build, the length of your veil can either highlight or detract from your look. A long, thin veil can make you appear taller. Whereas a short, wide veil gives the appearance that you are shorter than you actually are.


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2. Anticipate Your Hairstyle

Your hairstyle can play a huge role in your veil decision. Depending on whether you wear your hair in an up-do or loose, romantic waves, your veil can affect your overall look on your wedding day. Certain veils such as the halo, or mantilla work best when you wear your hair down. However, if you rock an up-do, you can secure the veil just below your chignon. For a classic, delicate look, a long veil such as a blusher is a great option for any hairstyle.


Photo credit: Carly J. Photography

3. Consider Accessories in Place of a Veil

Veils not your thing? Accessories are a great way to complete your look. Bigger accessories such as floral wreaths, barrettes, and headbands are another way to create a timeless style on your wedding day.

Feature image: Inframes Photography

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