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Picking the perfect veil that goes with your dream dress.
We’ve all been there: to veil or not to veil. THAT is seriously a big wedding question! So many brides love the idea of a veil but they don’t necessarily love wearing one. This week’s banter is all about your veil!
Okay, so where to begin! You found your perfect dress to say “I do” in, and now it’s time for your headpiece and other accessories. The veil is a traditional part of a bride’s ensemble, you know when the dad lifts the veil up, gives the bride a kiss, and then hands her over to the groom- unveiling this lovely beauty. But in today’s culture, its totally optional! Some brides don’t want to wear something that’s covering their gorgeous hair-do. Or, they have an awesome clip that’s pinning their hair up and a veil might block it. And two-part veils… what are those? What is trendy now are either no veils, or a crown. A crown of flowers, jewels, heck- even headbands with fabulous accents!
For our wedding, I knew I wanted a veil- at least for the ceremony. It was just something I always dreamed about and wanted to feel more ‘bridal’. I also had a jeweled comb with crystal flowers on it underneath. So after the ceremony, I had this clip already in my perfectly done curls.
My veil was just a 1-layer veil; meaning it only had one level to it. Most traditional veils have the long part and the short part; a 2-part veil. The shorter part is to cover your face and it’s a little easier to lift of the brides face when the dad gives her away. But these days, there are all sorts of types of veils! Look on other bridal shop websites, amazon, etsy, anywhere! I found mine on a random small business website and it matched my dress perfectly. It had little ivory pearls scattered around it and it was the perfect finishing touch to my ensamble.
So when picking out a veil (or no veil at all), don’t worry about what tradition might be or what others want you to wear. Pick a veil that works for YOU, works with your dress, and makes your day even more special. It is your day afterall; you and your fiance. Enjoy it and feel beautiful in whatever you choose to wear.
Thanks for reading along with this week’s Sarah Jane’s Bridal Banter and tune in next week for another dose of wedding bantering!
Have a great Wednesday, friends!
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