A wedding veil is the perfect finishing touch to your bridal outfit and is an instant way to make you feel like a bride. Whilst many brides are now opting out of wearing a veil, for others it is a must have on their wedding day. Whether you want a traditional Cathedral style veil or if in fact you want something more contemporary, there are many options available allowing you to have something completely unique. We've picked some of our favourite veil trends to help inspire, from blush tones, to embellishments and caps.
Before you start the hunt for the perfect veil, make sure you know the lingo so you can distinguish between the different lengths and styles. Read our guide on the different types of veils help you narrow down the style of veil that suits your look best.
Other things to consider when choosing your veil is the detailing on your dress (particularly the back) and any other hair accessories you're thinking about choosing. Also think about your hair style as this can impact on the style and length of veil. Choose your veil early so you can take it to hair trials to help you pick your hair and makeup.
Don't shy away from colour, blush and other pastel tones are a lovely way to add new tones to your look. Introducing colour via your veil or hairpiece can either directly complement and match any colour you might have in your dress or it can add a refreshing contrast to a white or ivory dress.
We are crushing over the addition of anything polka dot related this season. If you want to inject an element of fun into your style then polkas are great choice - whether it be through the dress itself, your veil, shoes or other accessories. You can play with different sized dots, textures and colours to match your personality and the overall look you are trying to achieve.
Add a feminine touch to your veiling with the addition of florals. This can be through real flowers or material flowers such as organzas and silks. If you want to keep the veiling more traditional then use statement floral combs to help create the look.
Juliet veils are a great way to add a vintage twist to your bridal look. There are varying degrees of cap veils, depending on if you want a true authentic 1920s style or a more subtle nod to the era. This style of veil allows you to introduce elements of intricate lace, beading and pearls to the cap element whilst still keeping the body of the veil more simple - great for dresses with back detailing as it won't compete.
Blush - Juliet Cap veil with blush corsage by Erica Elizabeth Design; Candy Pink Tulle Glitterguide.com; Blush Veil with Lace detail featured on paperandlace.com; Cathedral Pink Veil available on etsy.com; Gold veiling material from Pinterest.com; Blush Veil with Floral Headpiece from whimmagazine.com; Cathedral Veil in Blush by Majesty Elizabeth Veil.
Polka - poker dot with pink hair image via Lara Hotz; Tiny poker dot - MelindaRoseDesign available on easy.com; Mid Length polka 'Amelia' silk veil by Luna Bea;
Floral - floral organza veil by blossomveils.com; cathedral embellished veil ericdress.com (chinese); Short elbow length floral veil (ginger) idress.co.nz; Floral comb and waterfall veil - richarddesign.com; Pill Box hat nd veil with floral detail - confettidaydreams.com;
Cap - short cap is etsy.com; cap veil with antique blush flowers - mignonne collection; Juliet veil with pearl detailing - thezoereport.com; bridal cap - harpers bazar; Juliet cap with high neck dress -etsy.com;