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Wedding Veils: Are you a hair bride or
a wedding veil bride?
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You're engaged! The next thing many brides think about is growing out
their hair. But into what? How should you wear it? Up or down? Romantic
or chic? Traditional or trendy? Do you want a wedding veil? If so where
will you attach it? On the top of your head? In the back? Do you want
veil tucked into the updo or covering it? Will you keep the wedding veil
on or do you want to remove it at the reception?
With so many options and decisions to make you'll be lucky to have any
hair left to worry about!! While every bride is unique, I do run into
two types of brides.
Hair brides and wedding veil brides
The hair bride calls me a year in advance, or more! She prefers the focus to
be the hairstyle and the ornamentation. She will talk more about the hair
and we will discuss what best complements her features, gown, and the ambiance
of her wedding. Then we put a growing-out plan together. One or two trial
runs will be done and suggestions for wedding veil and bridal headpieces
will be discussed. Many hair brides prefer to simply place the wedding veil
it at the reception. Some do not want a wedding veil at all! The hair bride
can't wait to whip off that veil and get down to a good time!
Wedding Veil brides:
I know I have a veil bride when she tells me she wants to keep the
wedding veil on at the reception. So I help her choose the best one to complement
the gown and face. Veil brides' tastes vary with options such as full wedding
veils, edging, ornamentation, long wedding veils, multiple layers and blushers.
may be secondary; only necessary to support the wedding veil. Or she may
have short hair. Veil wearers beware! A full wedding veil on top WILL keep
evening as table visits call for leaning over. Also with each hug (and hundreds
will be given) the wedding veil will be yanked. It will also get in the way
of dancing and I have seen brides pull at it all night, as the netting gets
any beading. After being educated most brides do consider removing it and
I help show them that option.
- My suggestion is to specifically veil shop-around.
- Don't be talked into the wedding veil that "goes" with
- Don't forget the local craft shops, they have a variety of do-it-yourself
pieces as well as complete headpieces and veils to choose from. Save$$$
- On line there are also many great sources.
- After you have your gown discuss your hairstyle options with your
stylist before you shop for your veil.
- Have your Updo style done first and then go wedding veil shopping,
that way you will have a excellent idea of how your "do" will
work with your headpiece.
by Gretchen Maurer, author of The Business of Bridal Beauty and
creator of WeddingHair.com.