The veil is an intriguing piece of your wedding ensemble. The choices behind that innocent piece of fluff are nearly endless. One way to narrow down the choices is to decide on the veil type: New, used, vintage (i.e. old), or do-it-yourself? Price is another narrowing factor. Costs range from around $15.00 if you do it yourself or shop auctions up to thousands of dollars for a new or vintage veil with real jewels. Some sources to consider: – New and/or high-end veils: Shop at your local bridal stores and online veil shops. – Used and/or vintage wedding veils: Search […]
The fabric a veil is made from — and how it is woven — determines the look. Silk, nylon, polyester, cotton, organza, chiffon, and point d’esprit are all common veil materials. “Tulle” is the generic term for veil material, with specifics depending on the actual fabric. The most common varieties are made from nylon, rayon, or silk. “Bridal Illusion” — another common veil fabric term — is sheer, soft tulle (finer than netting, but stiffer than silk). For more descriptions of veil fabrics, read “Veil Fabrics: Silk, Tulle, Illusion and Netting” on MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com: https://www.myonlineweddinghelp.com/bride/accessories/veils_tiaras_headpieces/veil_fabrics.htm
The mantilla veil is distinctive because of it scalloped edge. Traditionally, they were made from embroidered Chantilly or Blonda lace. Nowdays, some mantillas are made from tulle, with embroidered edging. The veil is made from a single piece of non-gathered material, which is draped over the head and secured with an unobtrusive comb or pin. To see mantilla veil pictures and learn more about them, go to the MyOnLineWeddingHelp.com mantilla veil page.
To the uninitiated, choosing a veil seems rather straightforward. We soon learn, however, that the veil can be one of the hardest decisions. Short or long? How short? How long? How many tiers? What shape? Blusher or not? Edging or not? If so, what kind? What color? Embellishments? Shimmer? The choices seem endless. Veil length is one of the most important factors in how a veil looks, so it’s best to begin there. In general, lengths range from the very short birdcage, which falls to your nose, to the cathedral (or royal) length, which trails behind as you walk down the aisle. Take a look at our veil […]