So you have found your dress, now its time to pick out the perfect veil to complete your bridal look! When choosing the perfect veil its all about complimenting you and your gown.  The possibilities are endless, but no worries here are a few tips and trick to help find the dress best suited for you and your gown! 

Length

The first thing to consider when picking out your veil is the length you prefer. Do you prefer a short and simple Elbow length veil or a full dramatic Cathedral length veil? The most common lengths are Fingertip which will fall at your fingertips when your hands are at your sides, and Cathedral which often ends past the train of your gown. Its best to try both lengths in your appointment to see what look you like best.

Shape

The second thing to consider is the shape of your veil to compliment your gown. There is the straight cut or U-cut, which is a classic and will pair nicely with any gown. An angel cut veil creates a V-shape which will fall in beautiful cascades in the back, which will suit fit and flare dresses. Handkerchief veils or square cut create voluminous layers which will compliment bohemian style or whimsical dresses. The last shape will be the circle or oval veils this shape will give you volume by adding a blusher. a blusher will be the piece that drapes over the face, often used in traditional ceremonies.

Finish

Next thing will be finishes, the simplest finish will be the raw cut tulle. Other trims include satin ribbon, organza ribbon as well as pencil stitching,  Having a trim will help outline the veil and make it easier to photograph. If you want full drama you can chose a beaded veil or a romantic lace veil. 

 Take a look at our #RealBrides, Erin, Larissa and Meredith to see how they found their perfect veil!

Erin’s Veil- “Angel Falls” Veil by Justine M. Couture

Larissa’s Veil- “Bella” Veil by Justine M. Couture

Meredith’s Veil - “Night Lark” Veil by Justine M. Couture