Maui Bridal
Formal Wear

Veils and Headpieces

How To Choose A Bridal Veil

It is generally best to choose a headpiece style that is in proportion to your dress and has similar styling (pearls, sequins, beads, flowers, etc.). Keep in mind the style of your dress and the formality of your wedding when looking for and trying on bridal veils.

You will want to choose a veil that compliments the hair style you will be wearing on your special day as well.

If your wedding is out of doors please remember there can be a breeze. In this case you will not want to wear a long veil.

Headpiece Styles
A Simple Floral Wreath can open up your face and add just the right touch to a semi-formal dress. In Hawaii this is called a Haku!

A Wreath With Pearls and Flowers with a pouf on the back can be very elegant with a formal dress.

Tiaras are always elegant. Think of your jewelry and the color of your gown when choosing the tiara setting. There are four general setting colors: Shiny Silver, Rhodium (antique silver), Shiny Gold and Antique Gold.

Headband type head pieces are very effective for short hairstyles with bangs and can have the added touch of being created with the same lace, pearls or sequins used for the dress.

A Floral Cluster or Silk Bow on a comb or barrette can do a beautiful job of pulling hair off your face and work well with long or upswept hair.

In Hawaii we use a lot of fresh flowers both in our Haku's (head leis) and attached to head bands. Loose flowers are always an option too!

Veil Lengths

The veil length is chosen by the formality of your wedding and the decoration on the back of your gown. Guidelines for veil length may help you, but remember, this is your wedding and you should have the veil of your dreams.

Blusher/Shoulder Length is usually combined with other lengths and is used for both formal and semi-formal weddings.

Elbow Length is used for short (no train) gowns, and shows off any detailing at the waist of the gown.

Finger-tip Length is used for formal and semi-formal weddings.

Chapel Length falls to the floor and is usually combined with other shorter layers.
Cathedral Length is used for formal weddings when the gown has a cathedral length train, the veil will extend one foot or more onto the floor. This length is not good for a beach wedding.

Veils can be made detachable, worn long for the formality of the wedding ceremony and shorter or none at all for the fun of the reception.

Remember, your bridal veil should celebrate your individuality, and make you look and feel beautiful. It's your wedding. Enjoy!





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