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5 things to remember if you're wearing a wedding veil

5 things to remember if you're wearing a wedding veil


Written by Katie Byrne


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First of all: pick a veil that will complement your wedding dress

Wait until you've bought your gown before you start looking for a veil - of course, having an idea of what you like does no harm but buying a veil before you've even started considering your dress can be a waste of both money and time.

Put simply, some things just don't go together. For example, a stunning cathedral-length veil is all well and good but it simply won't match the wedding gown with the daring thigh-high slits you've got your eye on. Likewise, a petite birdcage-style veil will be tough to match with the pouffy princess-style dress currently hanging in your wardrobe.

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Consider how you'll have your hair 

Whether you're planning to wear it up or down on the big day, your veil and your 'do will need to work together in perfect synchronicity. Have a trial-run with your hairdresser and bring your veil so you can assess the comfort and likelihood of everything staying in place. Unless you're absolutely confident your veil will stay put, consider splashing out on additional hair pins or a pretty comb for extra staying-power.

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As well as the style, take into account your hair type, too

If you've got a cute pixie crop, a long veil will most likely swamp you. Likewise: head of gorgeously thick curls? Avoid anything short. (Obviously these are sweeping statements and there's no harm in trying something on!)

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Also, bear in mind your venue location before you invest...

If you're marrying at an outdoors location that offers little protection from inclement weather - cough, gale-force breezes - don't panic. Invest in a set of veil weights in advance and your beautiful headpiece should stay in place, flap-free. 

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Remember to have a trial run of how everything looks

The dress, the hairstyle, the veil... Make sure you're 100% confident with how it all flows together. Because a comfortable bride is a happy bride, after all!

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