You really can’t pick a veil you absolutely love without knowing what your wedding dress looks like. Here is the rule to remember: you don’t want your veil and the dress to compete for attention. You don’t want an elaborate veil with an elaborate dress. Rather, a simple, minimally trimmed veil will put the spotlight where it belongs–on you and your gown. Conversely, if your gown is a sheath or some other classically simple style, a beaded, lace- or jewel-trimmed veil can be the star of the show. Here are some ways that rule comes into play:
- Always allow your veil to show off your dress’s details.
- Be sure the veil length is just above or below the dress’s focal point or waistline.
- Choose a long, sheer veil to reveal and emphasize lavish details on the back of a gown.
- Make your veil as long as or shorter than your dress.
- Wear a very long veil only if your dress has a train.
- Choose a fingertip veil or elbow-length veil for a floor length gown.