Wedding Bridal Veils,
They Come in Different Styles and Fabrics

Today, modern brides can marry in virtually any style or vintage. This means bridal veils can vary greatly both in style and fabric, so the fabrics used on the headpiece or edge finish should match the colour or style of the gown. If the gown is being tailored for you, there will be leftover fabric to add to part of the veil or headpiece.

Modern veils are almost transparent and cover the bride with a cloudy aura. The bride's face is obscured rather than concealed. The length should be just above or below any focal point of the dress.

Bridal veils can be made from silk or nylon, be plain or have edges of lace, crystals, pearls or ribbons. In some cultures a white veil symbolises modesty and virginity. The most common shades are white and ivory.

A Variety Of Wedding Veil Designs

For your convenience and ease of shopping, I've put together a compilation of my favourite wedding veil styles and designs below. I've hand picked them from a sellection of highly reputable and trustworthy online stores that supply an amazing range of veils. I've included a variety of discounted and cheap wedding veils, mid-price ranged veils, as well as the more expensive designer wedding veils for your perusal.

I only recommend secure and trusted stores, so have a look through, you may get some great ideas. I hope you find something you love!

Different Styles of bridal veils:

Fingertip veil

This veil is the most popular style. It consists of layers of veiling reaching the finger tips.

Waltz or Ballerina veil

This veil reaches down to the ankles and may be plain or lined with satin or organza..

Blusher veil

A shoulder-length veil, worn to obscure the face until after the ceremony when it is pulled back. It is often combined with other lengths and used for formal and semi-formal weddings.

Cathedral veil

Used for formal weddings and extends to the floor and should be worn with a Cathedral length gown with a train.  It can be multi-layered and even worn with blushers. Sometimes called the `Royal Veil'

Fountain veil

This is a shoulder length veil, gathered at the crown and flowing over the head giving the fountain-like appearance

Flyaway veil

This is a multi-layered veil with just reaches the shoulders. A less formal look.

Mantilla veil

The mantilla veil is usually draped over a decorative comb and secured with hair pins. Usually worn without a headpiece, the mantilla is traditionally made of lace or edged with lace. It is worn over the head like scarf.

Wedding attire followed current fashions until the mid-1900s, with veils coming and going.

Different Veil Fabrics

1. Bridal Illusion

This is a very fine, soft form of nylon veil that hangs nicely. It is the most common of veil materials. It comes in a variety of widths and lengths. It can be sparkly or flat and comes in a variety of whites to match your dress. It is perfect for traditional veiling for brides.

bridal illusion - fabrid
2. Tulle

Is slightly heavier and also comes in a variety of colours.

bridal tulle - fabric
3. Point D'esprit

Is a quite courser mesh with a dotted design.

point d'esprit - fabric
4. Russian or French veiling

Is a stiff diamond shaped mesh, ideal for hats

russian or french veiling - fabric

Some of these ideas were from a book; "Beautiful Bridal Accessories you can make", by Jacqueline Johnson - published by Betterway Books, Cincinnati, Ohio

bridal veils

Before purchasing a bridal veil:

Fairy Godmother tip; examine your veil under natural light to make sure that it's the same shade as your gown. Veils may be long or short, falling anywhere from the shoulder to the floor.

The veil is anchored to either plain, jewelled headpieces or bridal tiaras. It is designed to sit on the crown of the head or further back, depending on your hairdo.

Prices of veils can vary depending on how much fabric is used and whether or not it has beading and intricate detailing.

If you choose to make-it-yourself, Fairy Godmother tip; buy a plain veil and embellish it with your favourite crystals and pearls. Your can buy beads from jewellery bead shops. Sewing them to your veil is a whole day experience, so get your bridal party together, some nibbles and tea and make it a fun memorable day. You'll save money and have a great day!

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