May 1 2016
Veils are a must for most of the Christian brides. It doesn't matter if you are wearing a wedding saree or a gown; you need a veil to complement your bridal outfit. Most of the brides hardly give any attention while selecting a veil.
Before selecting a veil you need to consider the style and decoration of your outfit. If you are wearing a wedding saree then you can match it with a long veil such as a Cathedral or a chapel veil.
Most important thing is to select a veil which suits your face's shape, as the veil actually frames your face.
The veil must match the fabric and colour of your wedding saree. If you are wearing an ivory colour saree then you need to wear a veil in the same colour. So it is better to carry a piece of fabric from your saree when you go veil shopping.
Another major point is the level of decorations and embellishments on your saree. If you are wearing a heavily embellished saree then it is better to keep your veil simple. But a heavily embellished veil would complement a simple saree.
Selecting a veil to go along with a wedding gown will need more precise attention. They need to match your overall silhouette.
It is necessary to get the right length of the veil; it should match the length of the dress. If you are wearing a tea length wedding gown then you can match it up with shorter veils such as birdcages, blushers or bandeaus.
But if you want to look like a princess on your wedding day then a cathedral veil flowing type of veil would help you attain that look. The colour of the veil should also match the colour of the dress.
Another major point is to keep it simple if your dress has heavy embellishment. Another thing to consider is the cut of the gown. If your gown has any kind of back details then it is best to select a veil without any tier and wear a longer, sheer style.
Also, decide the hairstyle according to the veil you have selected. Birdcage, blusher, bandeaus, shoulder, elbow, fingertip, chapel, cathedral and regal cathedral are some of the types of wedding veils.
Silk tulle, English tulle, pleated tulle, cage net, lace and organza are some of the fabrics usually used for veils.