Most brides-to-be know what they want to look like on their special day. They’ve known what they want since well before they got engaged — in some cases, they’ve known since childhood — but when it comes to explaining this to the boutique, they’re at a loss. If you want to see your dream wedding look come to life, you have to know which items to ask for. Today, let’s take a look at that simple (yet oh-so-important) accessory: the wedding veil.
Short Wedding Veils
When most folks think of short wedding veils, the birdcage is the first thing that comes to mind. This is an ultra-short veil, usually made from lace or netting, that only really covers the forehead and eyes. Birdcage veils are a great choice for anyone having a vintage-themed wedding, or for anyone having a more casual celebration (with a sophisticated touch, of course).
However, not all short wedding veils are made for laid-back occasions. The shoulder veil is a very traditional style that falls over the face and stops around the bride’s shoulders. This wedding veil is ideal for brides who want that classic look, but don’t want to hide the exquisite details on their dress.
Medium Wedding Veils
The most common wedding veils you’ll see today are medium-length. These styles give the bride’s look some subtle drama and elegance without being a hassle to wear. One popular choice is the elbow wedding veil, which falls just to the bride’s elbow. This style is especially great for brides who want a little more modesty, but don’t want to wear a shrug.
And of course, we can’t talk about wedding veils without discussing the most popular style of all: the fingertip veil. As the name suggests, this is a long veil, which falls over the bride’s hips and settles around her thighs (where her fingertips would fall if her arms were at her sides). This veil will give any bride a classic, traditional look — but if your gown has some details you’d like to show off (especially in the back), make sure you choose a wedding veil in a sheer material.
Long Wedding Veils
Finally, it’s time to talk about those brides who really want to make a statement. Long veils add extra drama to your look, and they make for gorgeous photos as you walk up the aisle! Cathedral veils, which can be as long as TEN FEET, are particularly popular among long veils; this style will trail behind a bride and look absolutely regal everywhere she goes.
Of course, long veils like a cathedral style have one major drawback — you can’t dance in them! If you really want a cathedral veil for the ceremony (and who could blame you), consider switching to a waltz (or ballet) veil for the reception. This veil falls just below your calves, giving you the movement and grace of a long veil without making you trip over the fabric.
Veil Collection by Ethereal
Ethereal by Watabe Singapore recently launched their capsule veil collection of five veils. Covering from short to long veils, you will be sure to find the perfect one to go with your wedding gown. Drawing inspiration from celestial and astronomy details, this collection is dreamy yet flattering and perfect for brides who want to make a statement on their big day! For more information about the new collection, visit Ethereal’s website or book an appointment with them and try on the veils!
Hopefully, with this article, you have learnt something about veils. When you visit the bridal boutique to find your look for your special day, make sure you know what you’re looking for. This will make it easier for everyone to bring your dream look to life.
Bridal Veil Collection: Ethereal by Watabe Singapore
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