After you have bought the wedding gown, the most important item of your trousseau, there are many more things that you need to consider before you can breathe a huge sigh of relief, kick back and relax until your wedding day.
One such important item is the wedding veil which will give a classy finishing final touch to your wedding trousseau. Veils are available in different lengths - veils with lace or jewels, veils with combs, tiaras or crowns attached to them and so on.
Before shopping for a wedding veil it is essential to know whether you actually need it or not. The beauty and need of a veil depends very much on the shape of the face of the person who would be wearing it. For instance, your shape could be either Oval or Round or Oblong or Heart or Diamond or Square and even Rectangle and Triangle. While the first four shapes are soft and curved, the last four have more angular cuts. Remember that not every face shape needs a veil to highlight it.
To determine your face shape, pull your hair away from your face and study the outer edge to come to a conclusion. Still unsure? Ask your family members or friends to know about the shape of your face.
Another thing that you need to consider before shopping for a wedding veil is your body type. A tall bride must wear a veil that is more commanding while for a petite bride, the best purchase would be a very fluffy veil with a large pouf. And brides with thick waist line should go for an asymmetrical veil that cascades varying lengths of tulle down the back.
Take an appointment with your hair stylist and sit down with him/her to decide what bridal look suits you best. A hair stylist can give you an idea about what type of veil will work with the way your hair would be styled on your wedding day.
Decide your budget for shopping a wedding veil and fix a date for shopping. Take a friend or family member along with you for a second opinion.
In case carrying a wedding gown around is not feasible for you can carry a photograph of your wedding gown along with you to show it to the shop.
When looking for the perfect veil at the bridal shop, remember that "opposites attract". For example, if you have a round, full face you can wear a veil that falls along the sides of the face to make your face look narrow.
Pay close attention to the length of the gown and the detail. In case you have bought an elegantly detailed wedding gown, choose a simple veil. Any sort of ornamentation on your veil should start below where your dress embellishments end.
Choose the length of the veil after deciding how long you plan on wearing it. If you want to wear it for the ceremony only you can choose a veil with long trails. But if you want to wear your veil until the party's over, go for a shorter veil.
Try different styles of wedding veils before deciding the one you would like to buy.
Before purchasing the veil try the veil and check yourself in front of a full-length mirror to ensure that the proportions are right. Examine the veil from all angles as one that might suit you from the back might not look that flattering from the front.
Spend some time on the fitting of the veil as you did in searching and shopping for your wedding veil.
You alone should decide whether or not to wear a veil. If you do wear a veil, choose one that suits your appearance and wedding day style.
Pick a veil that looks good from the front and the back.
When it comes to color and embellishments, veils should always complement your wedding dresses.