The wedding veil is a beautiful and timeless tradition that adds a touch of romance and mystery to the bride’s look. But with so many different styles and lengths of veils to choose from, it can be difficult to know when and how to wear one.
Here is a guide to wedding veil etiquette to help you make the best decision for your big day:
Putting Your Veil On
The traditional time to put on your veil is just before you walk down the aisle. This will ensure that your veil is in place and looks its best for your first look with your groom. However, there is no right or wrong time to put on your veil, so you can choose what works best for you and your schedule.
If you are doing a first look with your groom, you may want to put on your veil before you leave the room. This will allow you to enjoy your first look without having to worry about your veil getting in the way.
If you are traveling to your ceremony venue by car, you may want to wait until you arrive to put on your veil. This will help to prevent it from getting wrinkled or damaged.
Taking Your Veil Off
The length of time you wear your veil is also a personal decision. Some brides choose to wear their veil throughout the ceremony and reception, while others prefer to take it off after the ceremony.
If you are wearing a long veil, you may want to take it off after the ceremony so that you can dance and move more freely. However, if you are wearing a shorter veil, you may be able to keep it on for the entire day.
Ultimately, the decision of when and how long to wear your veil is up to you. There are no hard and fast rules, so do what feels most comfortable and beautiful for you.
Keeping It In Place
Your veil will come with a comb that will help to keep it in place. However, you may want to use a few bobby pins to secure it even further. This is especially important if you have windy hair or if you are wearing a long veil.
When pinning your veil in, be sure to use bobby pins that match your hair color so that they are not visible. You should also only need one or two pins on either side of your head.
When you are ready to remove your veil after the ceremony, ask your hairstylist or a trusted friend or family member to help you. They will be able to remove the veil gently and carefully without damaging your hair or veil.
To remove the veil, start by removing the bobby pins that are holding it in place. Be sure to keep the veil’s comb in place as you do this. Once the bobby pins are removed, the person removing the veil should place one hand under the veil on top of your hair. This will help to support the veil and make it easier to remove the comb. Gently unclip the comb from your hair, tilting it away from your head so that the teeth come out.
Once the comb is removed, you can carefully fold up your veil and store it away.
And there you have it, these are some of the general veil etiquette guidelines. When choosing a veil, it is important to consider your personal style, the formality of your wedding, and the length of your veil. Don’t forget to get some beautiful veil shots to capture this special moment in your life!