Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Do you remember Princess Diana's wedding pictures? till this day I still think her wedding dress is one of the ugliest I have ever seen. Her veil is another story though, it was grandiose, beautiful, magnificent, one of a kind just like the lady herself. When I was a kid, I use to want a veil just like hers, now a little bit older and wiser i would probably opt for something less dramatic.

Nowadays we have so many choices and so many style to choose from that it can be overpowering. So hopefully this post will give you a better understanding of veils and your different options.

Blusher: A single layer veil wore over the face during the ceremony. This style of veil can be combined with other layers of veil.

Elbow: Best worn with dresses without trails or a gown with a full skirt.

Fingertip: This is the most common choice for brides and it goes well with the majority of dresses but if you choose this style, your dress should not have a trail.

Waltz: This would be your option if you are set on wearing a long veil but your dress does not have a trail.

Chapel: It is better suited for formal weddings and it falls 2 1/2 yards from the headpiece.

Cathedral: This veil is one yard longer than the chapel veil. Because this is a very dramatic veil make sure your wedding dress can carry this look.

And my personal favorite the Mantilla, its Spanish inspired and can be wore in any length it doesn't even require a headpiece to keep it in place.

If your dress is ornate, I would say keep the veil plain and simple but if the dress is simple you can go either way. Just remember that the veil like every other accessories are made to complement and enhance your dress, they should not overpower it.

The Flirty Bride has a more detail explanation on veils and the different options you have.


Anonymous said...

Hi I love your blog! I especially love the long lace veil. Do you know which knottie bride is this?

Lead Events said...

Hi, Thank you, which one are you talking about exactly?

Anonymous said...

Second picture from the bottom, with the really long cathedral veil and lace appliques on it? Thanks!

Lead Events said...

I looked but there weren't any information on the veil, sorry. If you are in the market for a veil perhaps you can take the picture with you and see if they can get you something close to it. I don't know where you live but there are also some shops that will sew a veil for you and its not anymore expensive than buying one. Good luck