The wedding veil

Some tips for your destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast!

Have you ever wondered why a bride-to-be walks down the aisle wearing a veil?
Do you know that there is an history and a deep meaning behind this beautiful bridal accessory?
According to some sources, we can trace its roots back to  ancient Rome and Greece, when it was used to cover the bride’s face in order to disguise and so protect her from any evil spirits who wanted to thwart her happiness.
The veil went out of fashion for a long time but started to gain  popularity again  in the 19th century, after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s wedding.
Nowadays, many brides consider it to be a symbol of innocence and purity and “a must have”, others think of it as just a bridal accessory, which can be  an optional …  for the more traditional brides who choose to wear it, pay attention to some important details that you must always bear in mind!

Consider its length and match the style of your wedding dress!

When you go for your first dress fitting, try out a variety of options to see what length works best with your gown. Longer veils feel more dramatic, elegant, traditional, whereas shorter veils are fresh, fun and give more personality to your style. Whatever veil you opt for, the important thing is to match the style of your dress and above all your personality.
A simple gown means you can be more adventurous when choosing the veil and you can play with texture, embellishments and shapes, whereas a heavily embellished dress requires a simple, minimal and basic veil.
If you like a more traditional look, you can also choose to wear a blusher, the shorter piece of the veil that is typically worn over the front of the bride’s face as she walks down the aisle.

Match the colour of the veil with your wedding gown as closely as you can!

Take a sample of fabric from your dress when you go veil shopping.

Choosing the perfect fabric

There are a variety of fabrics to consider such as satin, silk, lace but tulle can also be an excellent option, since it is less expensive and tends to keep its shape better and appears less “heavy”.
Moreover, do not forget to show off the back of your wedding dress! If your gown has an open-back or dramatic details, do not hide them under too many layers of tulle or satin, but opt for a simple delicate veil that lets those gorgeous details shine through.
Last but not least … arrange it properly fixed on your head so that it does not fall off during the ceremony!!!