A wedding veil is the final and exquisite touch of a bride’s ensemble. It should be as perfect as the dress, shoes, and bouquet. But there are times when unpleasant surprises occur, so the wise bride will prepare for such situations.
A ripped wedding veil sounds like the ultimate in bad luck. But the truth is that, according to legend, a torn wedding veil is a sign of good luck. This is especially true if the veil is torn at the altar. But the bride who simply cannot bear the thought of a tear in her veil, good luck or not, should carefully consider what type of veil to wear.
Avoid the risk of snagging the veil by wearing a small headdress with a blush that fits more closely to the face. For example, a headband that has been accented with a central flower and is topped with a rhinestone and feathers looks beautiful with a Russian tulle blush that covers the face. It gives a sophisticated and feminine look to almost any wedding dress, and because the tulle covers a small area, it is safe from snagging on the dress’s beading, pear buttons, or a zipper tab.
But some brides want a longer veil and when the groom takes the blush off her face, the move should be effortless and romantic. If the edge of the veil catches the beading or rhinestones, or even the lace, of the bodice of the dress, it can make for a comedic situation at best. Keeping the whole set simple can be the perfect remedy for this situation. A simple dress with a strapless bodice could be paired with a single-tier U-shaped tulle blush that spills around the bride’s shoulders. With nothing to grasp, this veil can be lifted with loving ease to reveal the bride’s face for that first kiss of married life.
Not knowing how you will wear your hair on the wedding day could result in the bride selecting the wrong veil when ordering the wedding dress. To avoid this problem, the bride should have at least some idea of how she wants to wear her hair and what type of veil will best complement that hairstyle. Veils can be worn on the top of the head or at the nape of the neck. The hair rolled at the back of the neck looks even more beautiful when it is overshadowed by a long single-tier veil that flows over the rolled braids to cascade down the bride’s back. Featuring a chapel length with a pencil edge, this spectacular veil comes in either white or ivory.
On the other hand, an upturned hairstyle that reveals the lady’s neckline should be topped off with a veil that doesn’t hide all that beauty from view. Clustered at the crown, a short pencil-edged veil that curves outward and downward around the shoulders frames the bride’s face like a beautiful cloud. Small clusters of pearls and rhinestones add to the effect of angelic beauty.
Sometimes the beads have a way of coming loose. Finding out on the morning of the wedding that the pearls on the veil headband have come loose can be a bad omen. To prepare for this, the bride should make sure to choose a quality veil from a reputable supplier. Well-made bridal veils are worth it and the value will show right out of the box. There is little more beautiful than a finger-tipped white veil, edged with Alencon lace and secured to the head with a band of pearls. The solidity under the beauty will facilitate the organization of the bride’s head and security during her walk down the aisle.
The epitome of bridal veils may simply be a cathedral-length creation that piles up on the floor. Almost as long as the tail of the wedding dress, this veil can crown a vision of beauty, or cause a disaster when the bride’s healing snags and falls down the aisle. This is why attendees are such a necessary part of a formal wedding. The veil, perhaps a three-tiered cathedral with pencil edging and scattered rhinestones, should be placed behind the bride along with the train of the dress. If arranged correctly, the train and veil will follow behind a serene and confident bride as she walks forward to join her groom at the altar. Lending a subtle hand or two immediately after the ceremony will ensure that the journey back as husband and wife is also uneventful.
A wedding can be as complex as any Broadway stage production, with tracks, costumes, and supporting cast requiring up-front preparation and up-to-the-minute corrections. The wedding veil is a vital part of the entire production … not just an accessory.