We have dubbed February the month of all things veils and today marks our third week. We still have one more week left, so be sure to check back next week!
We've rounded up our top 'inveilable' veil tips. See what we did there - like invaluable but 'inVEILable.' We thought it was funny too! ;) We've shown you how to choose the right veil and our favorite veil alternatives. Now we'd like to share some practical veil tips that will help you make it through your wedding day like a pro.
1. Bring your veil to your hair trial.
This will save you SO much stress. Plus, your wedding hairstyle and veil are kind of a package deal. They both have a huge impact on the other. Mainly the weight of your veil will require different levels of support from your hairstyle. For example, if you choose a long or multi-tiered veil you'll need to wear a supportive up-do style like a chignon. On the other hand a short or light weight veil can be worn with your hair all down.
2. Plan all of your bridal accessories.
A veil is a super important accessory but don't forget to plan your earrings, necklace, bracelets, etc. You may even want to dress up your veil and pair it with a glittering headpiece. In addition, you may want to swap your veil for a flower crown at the reception. Whatever you decide just make sure you take into account your whole bridal aesthetic.
3. Prep your veil with your dress.
We recommend you have your veil prepped at the same time as your dress. If that isn't an option you can always steam it with a steamer or you can hang it near the shower with hot water running. Also, NEVER iron your veil. At the very least, make sure to set your veil out flat to try to eliminate creases.
4. Put your veil on last.
Ideally, you want to put your veil on last. This will keep your veil from getting wrinkled, Also, this will ensure easier makeup retouches without the worry of your veil getting in the way. Putting your veil on last, probably means that your hair stylist won't be able to secure it for you though, so do take that into consideration.
5. Secure your veil well.
It is definitely best to have your hair stylist secure your veil, but if your timeline doesn't allow, it may be helpful to know how to criss cross the bobby pins. Also, you will want your veil to be able to be tugged on and still remain secure. This will save you from needing to continually adjust after each hug.
6. Consider the impact of the environment.
Your main concern with environment is the wind. Depending on how windy your venue is, your veil may act like a kite and take flight. It may be helpful to add weights to the bottom to keep it from flying up. Also, keep in mind that a long veil will drag on the ground, which may not bother you at all. But if you're looking to keep your veil in excellent condition, choosing a knee-length or shorter veil would be your best option.
7. Plan dreamy veil shots with your photog.
Veil shots can be the dreamiest. There is just something about the way a veil catches the light or the romance that is portrayed between a couple under a veil. Be sure to look up some ideas on Pinterest or your photog may have some ideas already. Just don't miss out on the opportunity to take some really lovely photos.
8. Know who is going to take off your veil.
You may want to designate your maid of honor or someone in your wedding party to assist you. Just make sure you have your hairstylist teach whoever it is, so they can easily remove it without damaging your hairstyle.
9. Be aware of open flames.
We'll end today's tips with, be aware of open flames. You may think that sounds obvious, but when you're glowing with love this may not be the first thing on your mind and there are a surprising number of places for your veil to catch on fire. From the unity candle during the ceremony to candles lit along the pathway to your reception to candles lighting up your centerpieces, they're everywhere. It isn't a likely concern, but we wouldn't have to say it if it had never happened before.
We hope that these tips were indeed 'inveilable' and helped you think through your wedding accessory planning. Follow us on Instagram for more tips + planning inspo!