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Should I Wear A Wedding Veil? OuterInner.com Bride Guide

BY ADRIAN LEIGHTON

Become A Wedding Veil Expert

If there's one thing that really makes a bride stand out it's a wedding veil, a touch that adds an unmistakable air of romance to her outfit.
bride in wedding veil
  Veils are lovely, but they're not for every bride. Should you even be wearing a wedding veil? Only you can decide, but in this guide we’re going to help you make that decision… So you’ve got your heart set on a beautiful wedding dress, but how do you get the overall look for your special day? The thing with bridal accessories like wedding veils is that they’re supposed to make you look even better, enhancing your beauty, and complementing the style of your wedding dress.   Firstly, is a wedding veil for you? They’re a classic and beautiful accessory, but in fact they might not be the perfect fit for every bride! My advice, try one on with your wedding dress! How do you feel? Does it seem to complement your look, or is it not as good? If you can wear one and get the feeling that you’ve become a ‘real bride’ who’s ready to commit to her husband on the most important day of her life, then yes, a wedding veil is for you! They do tend to work better in a more traditional setting, and be careful that the veil you choose doesn’t cover key areas of your wedding dress (such as where it has beautiful decoration or features).   Secondly, which style of veil is best? One of the great things about veils is that they come in all shapes and sizes, meaning that you’ll find an appropriate one that suits you perfectly, whether it be a short, modern style or a longer, traditional style. Here’s a diagram showing the different lengths of wedding veils (they’re usually sorted by length and can be made in different tiers instead of just one long piece of fabric):

wedding veil types

Now you have an idea of the different lengths, let’s look at the different veil types and get some examples (click any of the images to see OuterInner.com's veils of that type): Blusher You know that romantic ‘Hollywood moment’ when the groom lovingly pulls back the veil from his new wife’s face to give her a kiss? If that’s the traditional and romantic effect that you’d like on your wedding day then think about wearing a blusher with your wedding veil. The blusher is simply one tier of a veil, so make sure that you have chosen a veil with two or more tiers to get this effect. [caption id="attachment_6391" align="aligncenter" width="300"]blusher A blusher has a kind of romantic suspense for your groom.[/caption] Very Short & Birdcage Veils These are certainly more modern, and really don’t fall lower than your jawline. If you like the idea of a veil, but don’t want something too over-blown, then this style is a good option especially if you're wearing a modern dress such as a mermaid or sheath wedding dress. They also won’t cover up any pretty bust decoration on your dress. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="294"]birdcage veil Birdcage veils are so 20's and so pretty![/caption]   Flyaway (Shoulder-Length) Veils A shoulder length veil is also good if you’re very much wishing to let everyone see the pretty details on your dress’ bust, waist, or back. Longer than a very short style, but still fairly modern and informal. [caption id="attachment_6393" align="aligncenter" width="195"]flyaway veil Cute, modern, and doesn't affect the look of your dress.[/caption]   Elbow Veils So named because they end at your elbow, these are the first of the ‘classic’ veil types, and suit fuller-skirted wedding dresses well, as they end just where the skirt starts. This allows your guests to get a good, uninterrupted, view of your beautiful dress! [caption id="attachment_6394" align="aligncenter" width="194"]elbow veil A flattering style for traditional dresses with big skirts.[/caption]   Fingertip Veils You’re probably getting the idea by now, and these veils reach as far as your fingertips. These are the ‘go to’ veil for most brides and the type most commonly seen. As they are starting to get quite long, choose this veil to get a sleeker, longer silhouette and flatter the more slender dress styles, such as sheath wedding dresses. [caption id="attachment_6395" align="aligncenter" width="194"]fingertip veil Very suitable for slim dresses, such as sheath wedding dresses.[/caption]   Ballet Length Veils By now we’re getting longer, and ballet length veils can be as long as to touch the floor, but not act as a train. Otherwise they’re very similar in application to fingertip veils. [caption id="attachment_6396" align="aligncenter" width="200"]ballet length veil Ballet length veils are starting to take on a lot of drama![/caption] Chapel Length Veils This is a really traditional and romantic veil style that is very long, around 90 inches or more. As it forms a kind of dramatic train behind you, it’d be best worn along with wedding dresses that also feature a train too. The style of dress chosen doesn’t matter though, as the elongated silhouette will flatter any dress regardless of if it’s slender, or voluminous. The same goes for cathedral length too. [caption id="attachment_6397" align="aligncenter" width="194"]chapel veil A great style if your wedding dress has a train.[/caption]   Cathedral Length Veils Now we’re in royal wedding territory. If you’re planning on having a fairytale church wedding along with a classic, princess wedding dress, then this cascading 120 inch style is your choice, forming part of your train and looking great as you walk down a long aisle! [caption id="attachment_6398" align="aligncenter" width="216"]cathedral veil Majestic. You don't get more drama than a cathedral veil.[/caption]  

Don't Forget The Details

Pretty Decoration: Veils can be decorated with crystals, pearls, beading or lace. Choose a veil with decoration that enhances your wedding dress, such as lace if you're wearing a lace dress. The Edging: This is the outside trim of the veil. Some styles are simple, just with a raw edge or piping whereas others others are decorated with lace, beading, and other pretty elements to add extra interest. The Color: Your veil can match your wedding dress in color to give you a perfectly balanced look. These days it's possible to get veils in whites, ivory, champagne, and lots of other colors that you may require.  

Quick Tips

1. Don’t forget that longer wedding veils can hide the back of your wedding dress, but they can always be taken off in time for your reception. 2. As a rule the longer the wedding dress, the longer the veil you need. 3. Veils can be attached to your hair with a comb, or a tiara. Choose a tiara if you want a really beautiful look. 4. Consult your hairdresser ahead of time if you’re planning on wearing a veil, as they’ll need to advise you which kind of hairstyles will best suit your veil! Here’s a good video that can help you to see how to choose and wear your wedding veil:

  Your Turn… Are you planning on wearing a wedding veil? What do you or don’t you love about them? Did you wear one at your wedding? If so, what did your guests think? Let us know by leaving a comment.  
Also learn about Wedding Accessories Shoulder Wraps and Wedding Accessories Weddings Jewelry Sets.
 

Real OuterInner Customer Reviews: Tangie Philan's Wedding & Bridesmaid Dresses

OuterInner.com Real Customer Reviews: Tangie Philan's Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses

A special congratulations going out to another OuterInner bride, Tangie Philan from Alabama, who has just shared her pictures of her wedding and bridesmaid dresses! We were happy to hear that she'd chosen us for her wedding dress, bridal veil, AND her bridesmaid dresses too! No pressure!
Tangie and husband at their wedding

What Did Tangie Say About Her Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses?

"Just wanted to express my appreciation as to how you hepled in making my wedding a success. I have received numerous compliments on my bridal gown and the bridesmaids dresses. They were all a perfect fit for everyone. Would like to send pictures in re. Thanks for everything you guys were excellent in every way."

Let's Look At More Lovely Pictures Of Tangie's Wedding...

I have to say that I think that Tangie is one of our MOST excited looking brides ever! And who can blame her? She and her husband looked great! :-)Let's get another look at her wedding dress, bridal veil, and her bridesmaid dresses here:   Tangie & her husband at their wedding Tangie's bridal party wearing their 'strong coffee' bridesmaid dresses  

Can I Get These Dresses For Myself?

You can indeed, although please note that Tangie's wedding dress isn't currently on site. You CAN still buy it though, it's US$179 as standard, but you'll need to request to order it from our customer support team. Remember, we advise brides to go for a 'made-to-measure' custom sized dress, as you'll be assured of not needing alterations.
Ankle-length Sleeveless Ruffles Taffeta Bridesmaid Dresses, Style Code: 02315, $99 Ankle-length Sleeveless Ruffles Taffeta Bridesmaid Dresses, Style Code: 02315, $99   Two Layer Chapel Wedding Veil, Style Code: 09155, $19.99 Two Layer Chapel Wedding Veil, Style Code: 09155, $19.99  
Tell us, what do you think about Tangie's dresses? Remember that you can see all of our wedding dresses, wedding veils, and bridesmaid dresses 24/7 at OuterInner.com! As ever, why not follow us on Pinterest, or facebook? Here you'll see the latest styles, contests, and offers ;-) See you soon!

Why A wedding Veil Has A Place In Your Wedding!

Yes, Or No To A Wedding Veil?

By Adrian Leighton As time moves on it's natural for fashions, tastes and styles to change with it. But one thing that we've been seeing less of is brides choosing to wear a wedding veil on their special day. In this blog we're going to look at different wedding veils and why you might like to keep this old tradition going:

Is A wedding Veil Compatible With A Modern Wedding?

If you're a bride with modern tastes, such as strapless wedding dresses with a simple shape, then you may be wondering whether the humble wedding veil even has a place in your wedding ceremony. Modern weddings and their outfits are all about simple lines and minimal design. However, the right kind of wedding veil can be a great complement, even to modern gowns, as they add a subtle and pretty touch to your outfit without creating a clash of 'styles.' But what is the 'right' veil for a modern wedding? This veil would be great for example, even with a more modern gown:
Raw Edge Waltz Veil, Style Code: 09188, US$17.99 Raw Edge Waltz Veil, Style Code: 09188, US$17.99 As you can see this veil is very minimal and modern itself, and so although veils are generally a more traditional wedding item, this veil has its own modern twist and suits modern gowns perfectly.  
Rhinestone Tulle Birdcage wedding Veil, Style Code: 09164, US$9.99 Rhinestone Tulle Birdcage wedding Veil, Style Code: 09164, US$9.99 This birdcage has a very unique, subtle 50s style that is also great for a modern wedding.  

I'm A Traditionalist, So What's The Wedding Veil For Me?

Of course veils are most at home in a traditional, old-fashioned, wedding. They do come from the age-old tradition where the veil was originally used to cover the bride's face, meaning that (in many cases) the new husband wouldn't see his bride until the moment they were to be married! Lace has always been a favorite material for traditional gowns and veils, as historically it was one of the prettiest materials available a long time ago; so it should be your starting point when looking for a traditional veil. How about these long and lovely lace veils for a traditional touch?
Lace Edge One Tier Cathedral Wedding Veil, Style Code: 09158, US$99.00 Lace Edge One Tier Cathedral Wedding Veil, Style Code: 09158, US$99.00 An amazing cathedral length veil that is heavily laced and stretches out several meters behind the bride for a truly regal look!  
Two Tier Veil with Lace Embroidery, Style Code: 09150, US$49.99 Two Tier Veil with Lace Embroidery, Style Code: 09150, US$49.99 How about the luscious lace embroidery on this pretty two-tier veil? It's also in ivory, which is always a good color for a vintage style wedding.  
These wedding veils are just a taste of our large range of veils of all shapes, sizes and prices, many of which are new styles which are on sale! Hopefully now you will choose to wear a wedding veil at your wedding and keep a very old tradition going into a new generation. :-)
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12 Cool Wedding Trends You'll Love Or Hate! (Part1)

12 Wedding Trends You'll Either Love Or Hate! (Part 1)

would you have a bouncy castle at your wedding?
The days of the textbook 'white wedding' are surely over as modern brides are trying more and more weird and wonderful ideas to make their wedding stand out! While seeing your aunty bouncing around on a bouncy castle at the reception, or doing a themed fancy-dress wedding may be a bridge too far, there are a lot of less crazy trends and ideas that brides are embracing these days. Perhaps some might suit you? Let's run through the first 6 of our 12 picks here in part 1:

1. Strapless Wedding Dresses

strapless wedding dresses
Whilst strapless wedding dresses aren't a new sight by any means, wedding purists actually consider them to be a trend, stating that real wedding dresses should have straps! We think that there's nothing better than showing off your pretty neckline with a strapless dress! Would you go strapless?

2. Birdcage Veils

Birdcage Veils
Birdcage veils have seemingly come out of nowhere to become a very hot trend this year. They're a great way to add a touch or glamour and romance to your wedding outfit, but are also really great if you're following a vintage vibe. Bear in mind that birdcage veils usually work best with mermaid and lace wedding dresses. Do you like birdcage wedding veils?

3. Ruched Wedding Dresses

Ruched Wedding Dresses
If you are going for a real 'fairy-tale' look for your wedding dress, then ruched wedding dresses should definitely be a style that you check out. Most of these dresses have heavy ruching, like folds of material, on their skirts which just seem to be melting into each other and have incredible volume reminiscent of 'beauty and the beast' or 'cinderella.' So ruched wedding dresses can really make those princess fantasies come true :-) Are ruched wedding dresses your style?

4. Bling Bridal Bouquet

Bling Bridal Bouquet
Many brides are choosing to 'bling' up their bridal bouquets by adding a few sparkly gemstones or crystals. Imagine if you're having an outdoor wedding and the sun is glinting of your bouquet as you make your way down the aisle. How romantic! What do you think?

5. Colorful Wedding Shoes

Colorful Wedding Shoes
Weddings are undergoing a kind of post-modern movement these days where a lot of brides and grooms are doing many things to move away from what's previously been considered to be 'the norm.' This means that unique, small touches, such as the individuality and pop of color of some colorful wedding shoes under the bride's wedding dress, are becoming popular. Would you choose some spangly shoes and make a statement at your wedding?

6. Mashed Potato In Martini Glasses

Mashed Potato In Martini Glasses
Here's a funny trend that will make you smile! Have you ever been to a wedding where mashed potato is served in martini glasses? I'm not really sure where this trend came from, or even why people started doing this, but it is kind of cute and funny! Would you have this mash on your special day? So how do you feel about these fun trends for your wedding? If none of these do it for you then look out for part 2 where we'll look at the next 5 wedding trends that you might like, or might even be having for your wedding!  

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