Tips from Your Toronto Bridal Consultant: Choosing the Right Veil

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As a Toronto bridal consultant, brides come to me and my team at Bella’s Brides with all kinds of questions. As every bride knows, it’s not just about the dress–there’s a lot more to the perfect wedding day look! And one of the other important elements of your bridal look is the veil.

While many couples choose to skip some wedding traditions, wearing a veil is one tradition that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. After all, how many times do we get to wear a veil to accent our look? Here are some tips to help you find the perfect veil:

Consider if you’ll wear an inherited veil early on in the process.

If you know that you’ll be wearing your mother or grandmother’s veil during the ceremony, be sure to bring it with you to your appointment with your bridal consultant. We will help you match the veil to the gowns you try on to make sure they complement one another.

Don’t cover up key focal points on your wedding gown.

If you’ve gone the traditional route of choosing a gown first and then moving on to find the perfect veil, be sure to know which parts of your dress will draw the most attention. For example, if you have a gorgeous keyhole back, you may opt for a birdcage or shorter veil so that detailing won’t be covered up.

our Toronto bridal consultant may recommend a short veil.
Your bridal consultant may recommend a short veil for an outdoor ceremony.

Take weather into consideration if you’re having an outdoor ceremony.

You may have envisioned a chapel length veil for your big day, but if you’re planning an outdoor ceremony, a longer veil may not be in your best interest. If conditions are windy, you could have tulle or lace flying in your face or distracting you during the ceremony.

Ask your Toronto bridal consultant for recommendations.

We pair gowns with veils, shoes, and other accessories every day. Even if you think you know exactly which veil is your favorite, take advantage of your appointment with us and try on a few of our recommendations!

A long veil that complements the bride's wedding day hairstyle.
Choose a veil that complements your wedding day hairstyle.

Think about your wedding day hairstyle as you’re shopping.

There are many variables that contribute to a veil’s style, including length, material, color, and the type of clip or attachment piece. You can also add an accent, like a jeweled clip, to customize it even more. Veils with lots of tulle or layering can add volume.

A well chosen veil can take your bridal look to a whole other level, so spend some time trying different styles. To learn more about some of the most popular lengths, check out our blog post on the topic. And if you’re ready to meet with a Toronto bridal consultant and try on wedding gowns and veils, be sure to contact us today!

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