Nothing symbolizes bride more than a wedding veil, and this is one tradition that most brides still keep.
A Veil comes in six standard lengths:
The veil's length is measured from the point of attachment on the bridal headpiece to the specific point on the bride's body.
By making your own veil, you can cut it to the exact length suitable for your height.
The length of your veil should be determined by the style of your wedding and the design of your gown.
Full skirted gowns look better when balanced with a long veil, while a sleek dress will look better with a shorter veil. The veil should fall below any design features on the back of the wedding dress so as not to distract from the dress.
Longer veils are worn for more formal weddings and shorter veils are for more casual settings and second-time brides.
Most veils are made from nylon netting called illusion.
They can also be made from silk illusion, which is much finer and softer than the nylon illusion. While very alluring, the silk illusion is also very fragile.
A veil can also be made from lace, such as Chantilly or Schiffli. However, if made from lace, it is usually not gathered, but worn as a mantilla.
Bridal illusion comes in white, ivory and off-white shades called, Candlelight, Diamond White and Silk White.
Since most silk wedding gowns are not exactly white, be sure to check the color of the veil to see which looks best with your wedding gown.
The edging on a wedding veil is meant to enhance your dress. Therefore, if your dress is less ornate, you may want the veil to be more noticeable. If your dress is very elaborate, you may choose little or no edging, so as not to distract from your dress.
Today's veils are trimmed with pearls, beading, lace, and ribbon to match your dress or wedding colors.
Choosing your wedding veil should be influenced by the style of your wedding and should complement the wedding dress.