How to Pick the Right Veil for Your Dress

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We receive so many questions on our Facebook and Instagram asking, “How do I pick the right veil for my wedding dress?”

As always, we’ve got you covered! Our expert team of accessories stylists compiled a list of their top tips for finding the veil that is best for you and your dress:

Trust your personal stylist.

Like many aspects of wedding planning, choosing a veil may feel unfamiliar or like uncharted territory. Luckily, Kleinfeld has carefully built an incredible team of expert stylists to curate your bridal look from head to toe. During your accessories appointment, you will be paired with a personal accessories stylist who will listen to your vision, present you with a variety of options, and ultimately guide you to the veil that speaks most to you. Your stylist will provide you with everything from tips on how to keep your veil securely fastened in your hair to an extensive knowledge of our inventory and customization options. “Always trust your consultant. He or she is there to style you and would never let you walk down the aisle looking over or under dressed,” says Kim.

Keep your dress in mind.

Ultimately, your veil should highlight, frame, and complement your gown. Start by considering your overall vision and personal style. Whether it be traditional, dramatic, minimalist, vintage, or romantic, there are countless aesthetics to cater to each and every bride. Equally important, consider your gown’s formality and design elements such as color, train length, or type of lace. Zoey says, “The veil is supposed to complement the dress, not overpower it. It’s a good idea to decide which elements in your dress you want to be highlighted with the veil.”

When in doubt, keep it simple.

We are proud to offer a seemingly endless assortment of heirloom-worthy pieces for our brides to choose from. With this being said, the array of options may be overwhelming. While we may be biased, we always suggest opting for a veil as it is an undeniably once-in-a-lifetime accessory. Zoey recommends, “When in doubt, a cathedral-length veil will always make your guests cry.” As for your other jewels, keep pieces balanced and minimal. For instance, if you select a heavily embellished cathedral-length veil and statement earring, forgo a necklace or bracelet.

Go with your gut.

Above all, trust your instincts regarding your entire vision. From the dress to the veil and any other accessories you may choose, your bridal look should always be a direct reflection of the most elevated version of yourself. “Don’t feel stressed about picking the right veil for the dress because when it feels right, it’ll work,” says Candice.

Need more veil advice? Learn about the different styles here.

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