We spoke with Rebecca Andrews Bridal Design to get their top tips on choosing the right wedding veil for your big day. See below Rebecca's top tips!
1.The dress comes first!
Securing your bridal gown ensures that you have a great starting point in creating your personal bridal style and guides us in how best to accessorise it. For example, is your dress intricately embellished and you would like to incorporate this on your veil? Or do you prefer something chic and timeless to accentuate your bridal silhouette?
Make a mental note of what attracted you to your dream dress – are there areas that you would like to highlight or details that we can integrate on
2.Consider your venue
Your venue plays a crucial role in getting those dreamy veil shots!
Are you hosting a festival inspired, outdoor wedding with lots of outdoor space?
Opt for the Luna glitter veil in cathedral length for show-stopping
If your wedding venue is more bijou than grand in size, our floor length
veils measuring 75”, offers the drama of a longer veil without the
commitment of extra tulle beyond your dress.
A rise in city chic, courthouse weddings has seen brides opting for shorter
hemlines and even shorter veils. The ‘Brigitte’ is our brand new veil
exclusive to The Aisle Edit, featuring an elbow length veil with a
removable bow, perfect for our fashion forward brides and contemporary
*Style tip: Wear your Brigitte detachable bow in your hair for your hen
party, and re-attach it to your veil for your wedding day.
We love a stylish & sustainable bride!
3.One tier or two?
We offer two veil styles in our collection, including single tier gathered
veils and two tier drop veils.
So what is the difference between the two?
Our single tier veils offer a moderate amount of volume around the hair
comb as the tulle is gathered to create a natural drape with fluidity. Single
tier veils can be worn draped around the shoulders or cascading down the
back of the gown for a statement entrance.
Two tier drop veils are purposely cut into a soft circular shape to create a
weightless waterfall of tulle. The front tier measures 30” and is referred to
as ‘the blusher’ and can be worn over the face, or flowing down the back.
Unlike single tier veils, drop veils are not gathered at the hair comb;
instead the sheer, lightweight tulle delicately frames the face for a chic
and contemporary edge.
Our traditional tulle is available in five colour ways including classic ivory,
white, warm champagne, soft blush pink and deep romantic pink.
99% of brides purchasing their veils from us have chosen an ivory bridal
gown and opt for an ivory veil to compliment this. Ivory has a soft, warm hue compared to white and flatters most skin tones. Ensuring that your bridal gown and veil are the same tone keeps your bridal look chic and cohesive.
It is important to consider your height and your chosen wedding heel
measurement when deciding on the length of your veil.
The model featured on our website measures 5 feet 9 Inches and wears a
flat shoe, in comparison to some of our petite brides these veil lengths will
appear significantly longer.
For accurate veil measurements we recommend wearing your wedding
shoes during your dress fitting, and asking your bridal seamstress to
measure from the point of where you plan on wearing your veil (crown of
head / nape of neck/ half up hairstyle) to where you would like your veil
to end and advise us of these measurements.
Style Tip: For longer wedding gowns, we recommend that your veil
measure at least seven inches longer than your dress to frame the
Fabric swatches are a great way to compare the tulle colours with your
bridal attire prior to ordering your veil.
If you are opting for a single tier veil, remove the swatches from their box
and pinch the tulle to create small pleats; this replicates the veils true
colour when gathered.
If you have decided on a two tier drop veil, remove the swatches from
their box and lay the tulle directly onto your bridal attire – no pleats
required! And compare the colour.
Take your swatches along to your bridal fittings and compare the tulle in both
natural and artificial light as this can alter the tulles tone and hue significantly.
Whether you decide on Hollywood waves, a chic chignon or a romantic up
do, your wedding hairstyle sets the tone for how your veil should be worn.
All our veils are hand stitched to silver plated hair combs and can be
adjusted into all hairstyles.
Hair-up styles are notoriously the easiest way to secure your veil, as the
veil comb has the security of something to grip on to and any additional
hairpins can be delicately disguised.
For fine haired brides and those wearing their hair down, we recommend
asking your hairstylist to add a discreet, horizontal corn row plait
underneath a section of hair at the crown of your head. This adds extra
durability around the veil comb without the need for hairpins.
Style tip: A little hair teasing, backcombing and hairspray goes a long way
when wearing a veil!
As with all things wedding related it is helpful to set aside an ideal budget
for your veil. We offer a varied selection of veils starting at £120 in our
made to order collection, from fashion forward to timeless and traditional.
We also offer a bespoke veil design service, for brides who prefer
something uniquely personal and sentimental for their special day.
Looking for a veil with pearls, crystals or a combination of both? -We have
We love that our brides love sparkle as much as we do, and we appreciate
that you may wish to add your own personal stamp onto our veils.
Therefore we are happy to combine current designs, add embellishment
or even stitch a sentimental love note onto your wedding veil.
Style tip: Incorporate your ‘something blue’ onto your veil with yours and
your loved ones initials in blue embroidery.
All custom and bespoke veil designs require a complimentary zoom
consultation to discuss your ideas.
A selection of our made to order and exclusively designed veils can be
purchased directly from the Aisle edit.
All veils purchased directly from our website have a four week lead-time.
Bespoke veil designs have a twelve-week lead-time from deposit to
Model - Ruby Wong
Photography - Alexandra Holt
Make up artist - Kat Robbins
Veils - Rebecca Andrews
Dress - Rebecca Andrews
Bridal Skirt - Rebecca Andrews
Bridal (bow) top - Asos