There are very few areas where traditions are still followed with diligence and weddings are one of them. Traditionally a bride is incomplete without her veil, as it is not only a fashion statement but also a form of portraying the bride’s purity. The bridal veils are part of the wedding dress and therefore usually in white color. Just as there are endless designs for wedding gowns, similarly the veils for the brides’ dresses are also available in numerous designs.
Some women prefer long veils that trail behind them with their dress, while some prefer only short veils till their shoulders or lower back. Usually the purpose of the veil is to completely hide the face of the bride, but occasionally brides prefer veils that cover only half their faces. Choosing the designs for the veil is not a big issue, but to choose the material for the bridal veil is very important. Usually the veil’s material has to be in contrast with the bride’s dress but usually women prefer their veil to be of lighter material.
Nylon tulle is the most preferred choice amongst bridal veils. This type of design has minuscule holes in the shape of diamonds. A more expensive form of material for a bride’s veil is the silk tulle. The silk tulle is expensive and is available in selective retailers. This type of fabric is durable and long lasting and usually passed on to the next generation.
The thing about bridal veils is that you can get creative with its designing. The length, the cuts, the embroidery are all elements that can be decided; some people even prefer to put a brooch on the veil to make it look pretty. The key is to make sure that the veil compliments the wedding gown perfectly.
Another factor that should be considered when choosing a veil for the bride is the haircut. A long and flowing veil would clash terribly with short hair. However if the bride plans on tying the hair in a bun, then short bridal veil would look good. But these measures are very important to consider. Sometimes women use small white wreath of flowers around the head under the veil. In such cases, the bridal veils are designed accordingly to ensure that both the wreath and the veil are set nicely.
Although typically bridal veils are part of a Jewish or Christian wedding, but other religions are also following this. For example during Muslim weddings the veil is being doubled as a hijab, and this way both tradition and religion are balanced with ease.