Seated bride wearing long veil with lace edging Seated bride wearing long veil with lace edging

Wedding Veil Guide

Everything you want to know about the definitive bridal accessory.

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Blusher Veils

If you're dreaming of a big reveal during the ceremony, you'll want a blusher veil to conceal your face for your entrance and walk down the aisle. Pair this short veil with a longer veil worn down the back.

Bride wearing traditional blusher veil Bride wearing traditional blusher veil

Mantilla Veils

The circular, Spanish-style mantilla veil features a thicker lace trim along its edge. Softly drape the veil over your head (a hidden comb holds it in place), and the embellished border will frame your face for the prettiest effect.

Close-up of bride wearing lace-trimmed mantilla veil Close-up of bride wearing lace-trimmed mantilla veil

Wedding Veil Details

Colours

Veils come in a range of shades including white, ivory, champagne, and whisper pink. Match your wedding dress's colour if you can, or go with the one that's closest. For gowns in soft tones like blue or blush, an ivory veil looks beautiful.

white veils

White

ivory veils

Ivory

champagne veils

Champagne

whisper pink veils

Whisper Pink

Colours

Veils come in a range of shades including white, ivory, champagne, and whisper pink. Match your wedding dress's colour if you can, or go with the one that's closest. For gowns in soft tones like blue or blush, an ivory veil looks beautiful.

Embellishments

The trim or beading on your veil doesn't have to mimic your dress's details perfectly, but it's lovely when they complement each other: metallic embroidery or statement lace on both, for example.

Bride touching veil lace embellishment

Embellishments

The trim or beading on your veil doesn't have to mimic your dress's details perfectly, but it's lovely when they complement each other: metallic embroidery or statement lace on both, for example.

Tiers

Single-tier and multi-tier options allow you to select the level of volume that's right for your look. You can also double up on veils to create a completely custom two-tier effect with exactly the drama you desire.

Bride wearing two tier mid length veil with beaded edge

Tiers

Single-tier and multi-tier options allow you to select the level of volume that's right for your look. You can also double up on veils to create a completely custom two-tier effect with exactly the drama you desire.

Bride wearing starry night inspired crystal cathedral veil over face

Style Tip:

Keep your dress's key features in mind when you're selecting your veil. Low-back style? An unembellished veil lets that detail show through. Simple dress? A crystal-trimmed veil brings a touch of opulence.

How to Position Your Wedding Veil

Bride wearing hand-sewn lace cathedral veil

Top of Head:

For a traditional look

Bride wearing corded lace fingertip veil with sequins

Crown of Head:

For a modern look

Bride wearing scrolled scallop-edge fingertip veil

Back of Head:

For a sophisticated look

Bride wearing starry night inspired crystal cathedral veil

Style Tip:

Moving your veil even a few centimetres or two can transform your whole look, so try out the different placements to see which way you prefer.

Headpiece + Veil Pairings

Bride wearing freshwater pearl cluster floral comb with veil

Comb:

For a versatile look

Bride wearing mid height tiara with pearls and crystals with veil

Tiara:

For a regal look

Bride wearing scattered rhinestone headband with veil

Halo:

For a bohemian look

Bride displaying open wire flower with crystal and seed bead detail

Style Tip:

After the ceremony, swap your veil for a comb or halo that adds sparkle and won't get in your way on the dance floor.

Wedding Veil Guide