Updated: Jul 13, 2021
Tips from Instyle Hair for Brides
While the veil is a crucial part of your wedding attire, for some reason, it is one of the
details that often get overlooked until the last minute. No one can blame every bride
who misses, though. With all of the wedding planning and preparation items on your
checklist, it is perfectly understandable. Now that we are at it, let us dive into the
reasons why it is important for every soon-to-be wives to carefully choose their
Every wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. This means you will get to wear your
wedding attire only once. Hence, the ensemble must look perfect in a way that
speaks to and for you. Plus, the event will most likely be highly photographed.
Imagine looking back on your wedding photographs years from now. You might even
inspire a future child or grandchild to wear your wedding veil. All the more you should
put your best foot forward, right? But first things first: What does it take to have a
perfect wedding veil on your special day?
Most people have the idea that the veil should match the bridal wedding gown. In
reality, however, it can get a little trickier. Every bride should also aim to wear one
that goes with her hairstyle. It must also complement the frame of her face. Hence, it
is crucial to team up with a hair stylist who specializes in bridal beauty.
To give you a head start, we made you a list of various hairstyles every bride can
wear to rock this classic bridal accessory.
1. Low Set Wedding Updo
Planning to wear a clean updo on your big day? Low updos, such as a chignon, and
romantic messy buns are invading the trend. Also, these are very versatile for this,
you can choose from a wide range of veil lengths and wear these with or without a
blusher, or the part of the veil that covers the face. This hairstyle also works for when
you prefer wearing a crown or styling your veil as a mantilla.
Simply place the veil above where the majority of your hair is gathered. This way, the
veil has extra support, especially if the material is heavy or if you are planning to go
for a cathedral-length veil. For when wearing a lighter fabric, on the other hand,
attach the veil underneath your hair, right beneath the base of your neck.
2. All Down
Are you letting your hair down on your special day? Who says you cannot rock those
tousled curls and big waves? This hairstyle is a perfect partner for any wedding
gown, minimalist or heavily designed alike.
You can pull off loose hair with a veil, just make sure the latter is strongly supported
by enough bobby pins underneath.
Recommended bridal pieces for this style are a mantilla as well as a Juliet cap and
the classic tulle veils.
3. Side Swept
This asymmetrical yet romantic hairstyle can go along with a range of styles and
lengths. However, this is famous for being topped with a classic tulle veil!
You can pull off this seemingly effortless hairstyle by wearing your veil at the crown
of your head, with or without a blusher. With this, a perfect view of your beautiful face
and hair is shown without compromising your veil's support!
It can be pretty difficult to imagine seeing a veil on ponytailed hair, but it is not as
hard as it sounds as long as you get one that is specially made for this hairstyle. You
can attach it using a special bridal pin or comb.
5. Half-Up, Half-Down
Another versatile hairstyle is the Half-Up, Half-Down. Not only does this style gives
the veil a secure foundation, but it also fits a variety of face shapes and hair length.
For this, most brides opt for multiple tiered veils or long sweeping ones, making them
look more complex and interesting.
To wear this, simply position the veil right above where both parts of your hair
intersect. This way, the comb is secured. A special hair accessory or a bridal comb,
on the other hand, can be placed either above or underneath the veil.
Do you want to know how to keep your veil in place regardless of your hairstyle?
Pinning your veil down on your hair using bobby pins in an X position or intersecting
it to a few teeth of a bridal comb will do the trick. To make your overall look extra,
you can also opt for bridal hair pins.
Do you need help achieving your chosen hairstyle on your wedding day? Book your
trusted hairstylist as soon as possible! At Instyle Hair for Brides, we ensure bridal
hair and makeup that matches your wedding gown and veil.
If you are still on the hunt for the perfect outfit, we can help you find it as well. The
wide selection curated by our colleagues at Love Me Twice has something to suit
you. However, if you have a particular design in mind, their team can also create one
for you! We would love to see your vision and help you manifest it!
Thank you to the team at Instyle Hair For Brides for creating this brief guide for us to share with our brides. The options for hairstyles are endless!
Chatting with your hairstylist will assist you in defining your personal style.
We look forward to seeing how our brides style themselves on their big day. Tag us @lmt_bridal to share your look with current brides planning their day!