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When It Comes To Choosing Your Wedding Apparel

By Hannah Johnson

The veil may be one of the oldest traditions involved with a wedding. In days past, many people believed that a veil would protect the bride from evil spirits; this usually referred to any enemies the couple had who might try and abduct her on their wedding day. Wedding veils were also a sign of humility, since it was considered improper for a woman to display her beauty for anyone other than her husband. Still, women were considered the most beautiful of women.

The tradition makes in an imperative for a bride to wear a wedding veil in a modern wedding. Otherwise the bride just doesn’t look complete. And of course, a wedding veil needs to suit the wedding dress as well as the personal style of the bride.

Mistake #1 when you decide to go with an extravagant gown is to make your wedding veil equally extravagant. You don’t want to do that. That wouldn’t look right. Instead, you should keep your veil fairly simple. The simplicity of the wedding veil combined with the extravagance of the wedding dress is a much better combination. However, you could add a simple ribbon or something like that to your veil in order to set a special accent.

However, a simple wedding dress (without lots of embroidery or beading) allows and even calls for some drama or glamor (or both) on your veil.

It’s a given that your wedding veil isn’t drawing attention to your wedding dress. If you’ve bought a dress where the back is the point of focus it’s not a good idea to get a veil that’s going to cover it. The dress should work with the veil and the veil should likewise compliment the dress.

Many people use their veil as a way to fulfill the traditional “something borrowed” caveat. Vintage and antique veils are lovely complements to current dress styles and individualize your look. It’s best to use vintage veils as they come- dying or altering them can damage already fragile materials. No one will be looking to see if the veil matches your dress perfectly- they’re going to be looking at you! Superstition says only borrow a veil from someone who found happiness in their marriage in order to bring good luck to your marriage.

Full length veils may be great for a large church with lots of space, but be aware that in alternate places to get married this can cause problems. The last thing you need on your wedding day is to be getting caught halfway down the aisle. The same goes for after the ceremony in that the veil needs to be easily removed if you’re going to be able to walk around.

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