To Veil or Not to Veil

November 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

What comes to mind when you think of a bridal veil?  Is it a long, cathedral style; a fingertip veil; or a birdcage? Is a veil really necessary when it comes to your wedding attire?

As always, it is every bride's choice whether or not to wear a veil, but if choosing a veil, the choices then get complicated.

Cathedral Veil  At one time, a cathedral veil was only worn in a wedding that took place in a cathedral.  The flowing yards of lace and tuille create a real vision of a fairytale wedding with all its elegance.  It's a versatile prop for photos and can be draped over just about anything! It's beautifully breathtaking but if you're going to wear a veil of that length, you'll need a bridesmaid or two to care for it while you walk.  It should also be removed shortly after the wedding because it can be damaged by dragging it over rough surfaces.

Fingertip Veil A fingertip veil is well named as it is only as long as the bride's fingertips when her arms are at her sides.  It's a good choice when you want to wear a veil but don't want to be concerned with damaging it. It's also lighter than a longer veil so it will fluff out nicely for photos.

Birdcage Veil For a totally glam and vintage take on a veil, go with a birdcage!















Nothing is quite as unique in the veil department as a birdcage.  It can be worn to accent the veil, the hat to which it is attached or the attachment itself! Try feathers or different color jewels that match your bridal colors. Your veil will definitely make a statement when you make it a birdcage!

Or, completely do away with the veil! Beauty has always stood on its own and the tradition of wearing a veil, while buried in time is not a hard and fast rule.

Which would you choose? Remember, whatever your choice, be sure your photographer is there to capture the best views! It wouldn't be a wedding without the memories and memories are what you give to your family in the form of your pictures.

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