Sunday, October 4, 2009

Types of Wedding Veils

You have the wedding dress of your deams now you need to have the right veil to seal the deal. A lot of times brides go into bridal shops and the sales person start speaking their own lingo far as dresses and veils and everything goes right over your I want to give you examples of a few different types of veils out there, so you will have a general idea of what you like and what would compliment your wedding dress.

Blusher Veil

This is the short veil worn over the bride’s face. It usually falls just below the collarbone and above the bust and is worn alone or with other veils, in which is when a bride then have a double or two tier veil.  The blusher veil was designed to demonstrate a bride’s innocence and modesty, so it continues to be a popular choice. Because it hides the face, traditionally it was that the groom would lift the blusher veil to kiss the bride at the end of the ceremony. However, today many fathers choose to lift the blusher veil to kiss their daughters prior to “giving them away” to be married at the altar, and leaving it lifited.

Fly-Away Veil

The fly-away veil is multi-layered, and it just brushes the shoulders. It is a less formal bridal veil that is mainly worn with less formal gowns, or when couples have intimate ceremonies, and she is wearing just a casual white dress and not a gown, or when you are having a civil court house wedding, or at "The little Chapel in Vegas" but it can switch things up and be worn with a very formal wedding gown, but the gown has so much wonderful detailing on the back, or you may have a very low dramatic, sexy cutout in the back of your dress, and you did not want a veil to cover this detail , so this would be the veil for you.

Birdcage Veil
Let's see, the first thing pop into my head is Retro, but during the era, when being "cool" was cool. I can see the men in the Zoot Suits, and ladies wearing their birdcage veils with red lipstick, and a mahogny cigarette holder to accomodate the menthol, I think of Audrey Hepburn, and Lena Horne. This is a veil that will always be a classic and can actually dictate the theme of your entire wedding, it can be paired with a tea length gown, or even a cascading train gown, formal or informal. the only thing that I have notice is that when wearing a bird cage veil, you got to have the right atttitude to "work it" The birdcage veil extends to just over the chin. It usually is made a wide-open weave of netting, almost like fish netting, some have crystals or pearls on the netting, and can be worn adorned to a hat, comb, feathers, or flowers.

Elbow-Length Veil

Just as it sounds, this veil extends down to the elbow. It can be single or multi-layered, and with each layer being a different length. It is known as one of the most popular lengths, and usually when a bride is trying to decide between veils, this is usually the one that wins the debate, because there are no wrong or rights when it comes to this length.

Chapel or Cathedral Length Veil

Drama Drama and more Drama is the look that the Chapel length veil presents, I highly suggest that your gown has a long train also to really execute the drama. It seems like the bride is walking down the aisle you can see burst of romance and elegance within each step. This veil extends anywhere from 6 inches or 6 feet beyond the end of the gown ( Can we say Princess Diana) Since this veil make it difficult to move around it is best removed before the reception.

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