If you are a bride and have chosen you Tulsa Wedding venues, you might now be moving on to choosing your other wedding items such as your veil. Choosing a veil can be a very challenging task, especially if you don’t have something specific already in mind! Check out these two websites for some key information at theknot and occanseydesigns. Here are a few helpful things to keep in mind when shopping for your perfect veil:
This is not a time to play around with color blocking your outfit. Try to find a veil that is as close to your wedding dress color as possible! To help, you can bring a swatch of your wedding dress fabric with you when veil shopping so its easy to compare colors. It doesn’t have to match perfectly (it won’t show up in photos) just get as close as you can.
Balance is Key
You want the entirety of your wedding look to appear balanced. This includes dress, jewelry, hairstyle and veil. Aim for this balanced, completed look when shopping for your veil. If your dress is very embellished, stick to a simpler veil. A loud veil could take away from the wedding dress. You want your veil to compliment the dress, not take away from it. When you make your grand entrance in your own Tulsa wedding venues, you will want your look to be perfect!
Take into consideration your wedding hairstyle when choosing your veil. Decide your hairstyle before choosing your veil. Some veils are more adaptable to various hairstyles whereas others like the halo veil and mantilla veils are best worn when your hair is down or in a low loose updo. If you are wearing your down, pin the veil to the top of your head. If you decide on an updo you can add extra hair accessories to your veil such as a tiara or comb. Take your veil with you during your trial hairstyling appointment to try out different looks and see what works best with the veil you have chosen.
Easy as 1, 2, 3…
When shopping for your veil keep in mind how complicated or easy it is to take on and off. If you are going to take it off before the reception, make sure you choose one that is easy for someone to take off for you. Something that won’t mess up your carefully prepared hairstyle during the removal of the veil. This is especially important if you choose to have a veil and headpiece combination. Veils can easily be attached to the headpiece with loop closures, making for a stress-free dismantle. Brides that have longer veils and want to continue wearing the veil during the reception can opt for a multilayered veil. This way the long part can be detached after the ceremony leaving a shorter veil that’s easier to move around in.
Long vs. Short
Long or short? Or somewhere in between? Unfortunately, there are more than 8 different veil lengths and styles to choose from. How do you know which is the best fit for you? Here is a short guide explaining the different lengths of veils to choose from. Check out this veil page for a vast array of veils in all shapes and sizes.
Shoulder Length (22”)
Blusher Length (30”)
Elbow Length (32”)
Fingertip Length (38”)
Knee Length (48”)
Waltz Length (60”)
Floor Length (72”)
Chapel Length (90”)
Cathedral Length (108”)
Of course, veils are not required for your ceremony or reception, it’s absolutely up to preference. Many brides choose not to wear a veil and instead opt for an ornate headpiece or flowered crown. Tulsa wedding venues see all sorts of veils in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Choosing your veil is personal and will most likely reflect your own personality!