1. Pinpoint Your Budget
Have a price tag in mind. What can seem to be a flimsy piece of fabric can actually cost much more than expected, easily racking up your wedding style budget. Some veils may even cost more than the actual dress itself. "Like gowns, veils can range significantly in price — usually dependent on the detailing, a veil can start at about $250-$300, while our more ornate veils can reach up to $3,000 or higher." Having an idea of what you can spend will help you narrow down your veil options right away.
2. Consider Your Hairstyle
A chignon versus long flowing curls may result in a completely different veil placement. For example, if you're wearing the former, you may want to pin your veil below the bun to show off your updo. If you're envisioning the latter, you may want to pin the veil on the crown of your head to add volume. And if you're hoping to add hair accessories to your look, let your bridal stylist know what you have in mind so she can help you choose the right veil style that will suit your accessories. You don't want your head to look cluttered!
3. Try On Multiple Wedding Veils with Your Dress
Your veil will help shape your style on the big day, so naturally, you'll want something that balances the vibes of your dress without overshadowing it. The bride should try different style that might complement her gown. The look can change completely just with the addition of a veil, so it's important that the bride feels most beautiful in whatever the vision may be."
Don't be afraid to try something you wouldn't normally gravitate towards. You may be surprised — keeping things matchy-matchy isn't always the best way to complement your gown, depending on the look you want to achieve. "Sometimes, mixing textures is a great way to add some originality, for instance, a lace-trim veil paired with a very clean gown!"