Did you know that Bridal Elegance makes custom veils in all shapes, lengths and trims? We can create the perfect veil to set off your wedding dress, add a little whimsy or even incorporate a piece of heirloom lace. To help you with your veil shopping, here are the commonly used terms defined-
- Birdcage: short, chin-length veils
- Shoulder-length:ends at your shoulder
- Elbow:ends at your elbow
- Fingertip: ends at the tips of your fingers when your arms are by your side
- Waltz: from knee to floor length
- Chapel: gown-length or just a little beyond
- Cathedral: extends at least two feet beyond the gown
- Single layer: one layer in any style or any length, usually secured on a comb that holds it in place. These are generally less “full” then other veils due to the single layer.
- Multi-layer: two or more layers of fabric, layers can be different lengths. The top layer is called the blusher and can be pulled over the face of the bride for a more traditional look. Like the single layer it is generally held in place with a comb. The more layers added, the fuller the effect.
- Cage: typically a large circle of material, that lays flat on the head. These can be held in place with either a comb or hair pin. Length is determined by placement on head; very sleek with little fullness.
- Mantilla: usually all lace or lace-edged, this veil frames the face and lays flatter to the head than a standard veil. A gorgeous use of lace, this veils really add a custom and formal look to your gown.
- Tulle: The most common fabric used for veils. Tulle is a mesh-like netting that comes in a variety of colors and can be matte or sparkle tulle. Easily customized by adding a variety of edges, trims, or jewels.
- Chiffon: Chiffon is a semi-opaque, flowing fabric that drapes beautifully. Less traditionally used, this makes for a beautiful custom look however, it can “hide” some details on the back of a dress due to its semi-opaque nature.
- Organza: Organza is stiffer, with more body than chiffon but similar in transparency (can be synthetic or silk).
- Silk tulle: similar to synthetic tulle, but with no poof. This fabric is sheer and drapes beautifully making it very elegant, and more expensive.
- English net: Less sheer than silk tulle, but with the same romantic drape. English net is a less expensive option to the silk tulle.
Our staff will be with you every step of the way from finding the right veil for your dress, customizing it to fit your personality, and making sure you have the perfect headpiece to set off the whole look! Call or click today to schedule your custom veil consultation.
6865 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan