How to choose a veil
 
Selecting a veil is not an easy task. You will need to find a style and length that flatters your gown and your physique. The following helpful tips should assist you in answering any questions you may have in selecting a veil. If still not sure you are more than welcome to send us an email for an advice given by our experienced consultants
 
Tulle Colours:
 
Only top quality tulle is used for all our veils.

White pure white
Silk White also known as Bridal white, optical white, diamond white, etc.
Ivory light ivory colour
Ecru darker ivory colour, goes well with champagne/coffee colour dresses
Blush very light warm pink, also known as "shell pink"
Ice pink very pale cool pink colour
Blue pale blue
 
White   Silk White   Ivory   Ecru   Blush   Ice Pink   Blue  
                           
Colours are approximate and may vary depending on your computer environment
 
Lengths:
 
Standard lengths:

A face tier or blusher is made 30 (75cm) long and goes down to the waist. If the veil is worn low at the back of your head its a good idea to make the face tier a bit longer, eg 34 (80cm) so that when pulled over the face it does not end on your nose!

30(75cm) waist or elbow length. The face tier is made 2 (5 cm) shorter. Generally used for shorter gowns without a train. Used for formal and semi-formal weddings.
45 (115cm) fingertip length. It falls right at the fingertips of the bride if her hands are at her side and is used for formal and semi-formal weddings.
66 (165cm) chapel length, goes down to the floor and is used for formal and semi-formal weddings.
108(270cm) cathedral length, trails on the floor. They are used for formal weddings and generally the veil will extend onto the floor at least six inches past the train.

But we know that not all brides come in standard sizes and we can customize the length to any
of your special requirements. Youll have to email us with the measurements and the veil will be
made accordingly.
 
Widths:
 
Our styles are designed so that to make most of the embroidery or beading on a veil. Thus the width is chosen accordingly. Half width veils are sheerer and emphasise the dress detail and/or the embroidery and beading on the veil. For a fuller and more traditional look select the style in full width. And some veils are in between, ie. width. Again, all these can be customised to your special requirements.
 
Tips:
 
  • A veil is usually worn on a comb and separately from the headpiece so that it can be removed during the reception. You would normally fix it in place over your face and then flip it back. If wearing a tiara it should be inserted first. Leaving the tiara on during the reception will ensure its clear who the bride is!
  • Dont choose short veil that covers nice detail on your dress. Tulle is sheer (especially if its a half width veil) and the special features on the dress will be more emphasized with a long veil.
  • Vertical embroidery will make a petite bride stand taller and round the edge embroidery is more suitable for average to tall brides.
  • Long (cathedral length) veils are popular as they create a more romantic look.
  • Veils work best when the hair style has some height, hence the popularity of hair-up for a bridal look.
  • A general rule of thumb is that if you have a simple dress then use an elaborate veil. If you have an ornate dress, use a simple veil.
  • Don't be alarmed if your veil is wrinkled when you first open it. Most of the wrinkles will drop out during the normal hanging process. To remove stubborn creases, simply hold it taut and use the hot air of a hairdryer or steam of a boiling kettle to smooth over the surface.
 


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