Style of Headpiece and Veil:
How to Pick a Veil to complement your face
Scale is important when considering what kind of
veil to buy. The veil should provide a balance to the dress and silhouette;
i.e., if you have a small face and small figure, you need a smaller
headpiece and veil. (You want people to say, "Here comes the Bride!,"
and not "Here comes the Veil!")
The shape of your face is important in considering
a headpiece. A small face needs a headpiece designed close to the
head to make the face appear larger. Also, wearing hair away from
the face will make the face appear larger. A larger face needs a larger
headpiece and veil. Headpieces which cut into the forehead will appear
to make the face smaller. For a wide jaw, add forehead width. For
a jutting jaw, a spray of flowers or pearls will bring attention away
from the jaw line. You are trying to make the "perfect oval" face
shape by providing balance.
The style of your dress and your overall figure
type will determine the best length for the veil. Choices range from
shoulder or flyaway to cathedral which falls about 3 1/2 yards from
the headpiece. Elbow or finger-tip lengths are very popular, because
you are able to see the detail of the back of the dress.
Try on many different styles (Preferably while wearing
your dress) to see which veil will be perfect for you! Save pictures
of what you like and a veil can be made to your exact specifications.